Shadaba Asad

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Bacteria communicate extensively with each other and employ a communal approach to facilitate survival in hostile environments. A hierarchy of cell-to-cell signaling pathways regulates bacterial growth, metabolism, biofilm formation, virulence expression, and a myriad of other essential functions in bacterial populations. The notion that bacteria can signal(More)
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) seropositivity has historically been an absolute contraindication for solid organ transplantation. However, the successful application of HAART (highly active anti-retroviral therapy) drug regimens has greatly prolonged the life expectancy of HIV-positive patients. Therefore, it has become appropriate to consider this(More)
BACKGROUND Babesiosis is caused by an intraerythrocytic protozoan transmitted by ticks. Blood transfusion is another mode of transmission. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS This was a retrospective study based on babesiosis cases reported to the Rhode Island Department of Health between 1999 and 2007. Additional cases were also identified. RESULTS Twenty-one(More)
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