Patricia Wells

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BACKGROUND Acinetobacter baumannii is a gram-negative, coccobacillus found in water and is a significant nosocomial pathogen in hospitals. This report chronicles the appearance in June 2003 of a multidrug-resistant A baumannii (MDR-AB) strain, its dissemination, and interventions used to control it in an acute care hospital (ACH) and long-term acute care(More)
The coccinellid Harmonia axyridis is a recent arrival in the UK and is an intraguild predator of the entomopathogenic fungus Pandora neoaphidis. Harmonia axyridis entirely consumes P. neoaphidis-sporulating cadavers and this may have a negative effect on the epizootic potential of P. neoaphidis. Here we assessed within plant transmission, and between plant(More)
Lévy flights are scale-free (fractal) search patterns found in a wide range of animals. They can be an advantageous strategy promoting high encounter rates with rare cues that may indicate prey items, mating partners or navigational landmarks. The robustness of this behavioural strategy to ubiquitous threats to animal performance, such as pathogens, remains(More)
We analyze Coordinated Multi-Point (CoMP) transmission and reception over heterogeneous wireless networks (HetNets). Our focus is on the design of a practical algorithm for joint resource allocation (joint scheduling) in each HetNet cluster. We present one such algorithm together with its detailed analysis and evaluation under two different approaches for(More)
The data recorded by the four LEP experiments until the end of 1993 correspond to approximately 8 10 6 Z decays into hadrons and charged leptons. This note presents a combination of published and preliminary electroweak results from the four LEP collaborations which were pre-Averages of electroweak LEP results from the measurement of hadronic and leptonic(More)
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