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Anopheline mosquito populations were studied during 1992 in seven villages south of Bagamoyo, coastal Tanzania, prior to malaria control intervention using insecticide treated bednets. To collect mosquitoes, CDC light traps were used in ten houses per village fortnightly for 12 months. Anopheles females were identified and checked by ELISA for the presence(More)
The mosquito sampling efficiency of CDC miniature light-traps, relative to night-biting collections, was evaluated indoors at two sites in coastal Tanzania. We found that the total number of anophelines captured overnight by light-traps (hung beside a bednet in use) was 1.23 times the number of anophelines captured by human-bait collections. This(More)
Simian varicella virus (SVV) open reading frame (ORF) 63, duplicated in the virus genome as ORF 70, is homologous to varicella zoster virus ORF 63/70. Transfection of bacterial artificial chromosome clones containing the wild-type SVV genome and mutants with stop codons in ORF 70, in both ORFs 63 and 70 and the repaired virus DNA sequences into Vero cells(More)
Heart and respiration rates can be wirelessly measured by extracting the phase shift caused by the periodic displacement of a patient's chest wall. We have developed a phased-array Doppler-based non-contact vital sign (NCVS) sensor capable of long-term vital signs monitoring using an automatic patient tracking and movement detection algorithm. Our NCVS(More)
The majority of the world's RF wireless power amplifiers (PA) products are still designed in III-V semiconductors today. However, by taking advantage of nm silicon devices and novel RF system-on-a-chip (SoC) design techniques, several groups have recently reported highly-competitive silicon RF PAs in both CMOS and SiGe BiCMOS technologies with performance(More)
Understanding how to design, manage, and execute scientific workflows has become increasingly esoteric. Yet, despite the development of scientific workflow management systems, which have simplified workflow planning to some extent, a means to reduce the complexity of user interaction without forfeiting some robustness has been elusive. We believe that a(More)
Doppler-based non-contact vital signs (NCVS) sensor systems can monitor the heart and respiration rates without touching the patient, but the accuracy of the NCVS sensing can be degraded considerably by background clutters and movements artifacts from the monitored subject or other motions in the measurement environment. We have, therefore, developed a high(More)
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