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Staphylococcus aureus has several extracellular proteases with proposed roles in virulence. SspA (serine protease), SspB (cysteine protease) and Aur (metalloprotease) have been characterized previously and SspA and SspB were found to be cotranscribed. The coding region for the cysteine protease ScpA has been identified and characterized. It is in a probable(More)
Staphylococcus epidermidis, a Gram-positive, coagulase-negative bacterium is a predominant inhabitant of human skin and mucous membranes. Recently, however, it has become one of the most important agents of hospital-acquired bacteriemia, as it has been found to be responsible for surgical wound infections developed in individuals with indwelling catheters(More)
S. aureus is a highly successful pathogen that is speculated to be the most common cause of human disease. The progression of disease in S. aureus is subject to multi-factorial regulation, in response to the environments encountered during growth. This adaptive nature is thought to be central to pathogenesis, and is the result of multiple regulatory(More)
  • Jared Linck, Erica Michael, Ewa Golonka, Alina Twist
  • 2014
rom diplomatic negotiation to translation of foreign communications to interpreting in conflict zones, language skills are vital to national security. Because it is sometimes difficult to predict which languages will be of strategic importance in the future, U.S. Government agencies need to select and train personnel in new languages as quickly as possible.(More)
PURPOSE—To provide recommendations on how to improve learner engagement, or " stickiness, " in online training platforms for language learning. RELEVANCE—Three examples of pedagogical approaches (task-based, project-based, and form-focused) can be applied through LanguageNation to engage learners more effectively through activities appropriate for various(More)