Jennifer M. Smith

Alfonse T. Masi1
Lawton J Stubbert1
1Alfonse T. Masi
1Lawton J Stubbert
1David G. Chaffin
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  • Erin E. McClelland, Letizia M. Hobbs, Johanna Rivera, Arturo Casadevall, Wayne K. Potts, Jennifer M. Smith +1 other
  • 2013
Cryptococcus neoformans (Cn) is a pathogenic yeast and the cause of cryptococcal meningitis. Prevalence of disease between males and females is skewed, with males having an increased incidence of disease. Based on the reported gender susceptibility differences to Cn in the literature, we used clinical isolates from Botswanan HIV-infected patients to test(More)
Field observations (timing of larval ingress from 1989 to 2010) and laboratory experiments (habitat preference, predation, cannibalism by glass eels and elvers) were conducted to better understand the interactions between the early life history stages of two eel species, Anguilla rostrata and Conger oceanicus, which both ingress annually to Great Bay/Little(More)
OBJECTIVES Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is a useful therapy in the preparation of wounds prior to application of a split-thickness skin graft (STSG) both "pregraft" and "postgraft" on top of the STSG. Customarily, a foam-based NPWT has been used, but gauze-based therapy is finding an increasing use. Gauze is easy to apply and forgiving of(More)
BACKGROUND One of the most commonly used classes of anti-cancer drugs presently in clinical practice is the platinum-based drugs, including cisplatin. The efficacy of cisplatin therapy is often limited by the emergence of resistant tumours following treatment. Cisplatin resistance is multi-factorial but can be associated with increased DNA repair capacity,(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence and site of isolation of different serotypes of group B streptococcus (GBS) colonization or infection at a small community hospital. METHODS GBS isolates were obtained from a small community hospital and were then serotyped as la, Ib, II, III, IV, V or nontypeable. Hospital records were reviewed for patient sex, age(More)
Innate immunity and immunological biomarkers are believed to be interrelated with sex hormones and other neuroendocrine factors. Sexual dimorphism mechanisms may be operating in certain rheumatic and inflammatory diseases which occur more frequently in women than men, as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Less data have been available on altered interrelations of(More)
Electrophilic olefins can react with the S-H moiety of cysteine side chains. The formation of a covalent adduct through this mechanism can result in the inhibition of an enzyme. The reactivity of an olefin towards cysteine depends on its functional groups. In this study, 325 reactions of thiol-Michael-type additions to olefins were modeled using density(More)
  • Vol, No, K W Able, J M Smith, J F Caridad, Kenneth W Able +2 others
  • 2015
We evaluated the spatial variation in the supply of Anguilla rostrata (American Eel) glass eels and elvers to a Mid-Atlantic Bight estuary (Barnegat Bay, NJ) by sampling over two years at multiple inlets, thoroughfares to adjacent estuaries and tributaries. Both inlets and all three thoroughfares provided sources of glass eels to Barnegat Bay. However, the(More)
With malaria drug resistance increasing in prevalence and severity, new technologies are needed to aid and improve the accuracy and clinical relevance of laboratory or field testing for malaria drug resistance. This study presents a method based on simple and reagentless spectroscopic measurements coupled with comprehensive spectral interpretation analysis(More)
Recent work in human-computer interaction has demonstrated the use of unconstrained text entry protocols, which provide a more natural environment for research participants. We demonstrate the application of this approach to the analysis of word completion. Eleven participants (five nondisabled and six with disabilities) were recruited and asked to(More)