Jennifer L. Kyle

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Curli are adhesive fimbriae of Enterobacteriaceae and are involved in surface attachment, cell aggregation, and biofilm formation. Here, we report that both inter- and intrastrain variations in curli production are widespread in enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7. The relative proportions of curli-producing variants (C(+)) and curli-deficient(More)
Harvesting and processing of leafy greens inherently cause plant tissue damage, creating niches on leaves that human pathogens can exploit. We previously demonstrated that Escherichia coli O157:H7 (EcO157) multiplies more rapidly on shredded leaves than on intact leaves (M. T. Brandl, Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 74:5285-5289, 2008). To investigate how EcO157(More)
In 2006, a large outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 was linked to the consumption of ready-to-eat bagged baby spinach in the United States. The likely sources of preharvest spinach contamination were soil and water that became contaminated via cattle or feral pigs in the proximity of the spinach fields. In this study, we compared the transcriptional(More)
Cross-cultural suicide research on spiritual faith as a protective factor in youth is limited. The aim of this study is to examine spiritual faith as a predictor of passive suicidal ideation in a racially and religiously diverse sample of college-aged youth. Participants (N = 243) completed self-report instruments to assess suicidality, social support,(More)
This study provides further evidence for the co-occurrence of atypical patterns of attachment and failure-to-thrive (FTT). Eighty-three children with FTT and 130 normally growing comparison children were seen in Ainsworth’s Strange Situation at ages 11 to 32 months. These subjects were highly diverse with respect to social, economic, and ethnic(More)
On January 31, 2016, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department (SCCPHD) was notified of a suspected case of meningococcal disease in a university undergraduate student. By February 2, two additional suspected cases had been reported in undergraduate students living on the same campus. The index patient (patient A) required intensive care, whereas(More)
Patient-handling tasks have historically been recognized as the primary cause for musculoskeletal disorders among the nursing workforce. Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota (Children's) implemented an innovative and industry-leading pediatric safe patient-handling program to minimize the frequency of occupational injuries associated with(More)
18 a Present address: Eureka Genomics, 750 Alfred Nobel Drive, Hercules, CA, 94547 19 b Present address: Wafergen Biosystems, 7400 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA 94555 20 c Present address: Genentech Inc., 1 DNA Way, South San Francisco, CA 94080 21 d Present address: 12170 Calle Uvas, Gilroy, CA, 95020 22 e Present address: 3180 Melendy Drive, San(More)
Data from therapists who were treating 26 patients when they committed suicide were utilized to identify signs that warned of a suicide crisis. Three factors were identified as markers of the suicide crisis: a precipitating event; one or more intense affective states other than depression; and at least one of three behavioral patterns: speech or actions(More)
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