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The University of South Dakota is a public coeducational research university located in the small town community of Vermillion, South Dakota. USD was established by the Dakota Territory legislature in 1862, 37 years before the establishment of the state of South Dakota , USD is the oldest public university in the state.On a 286-acre campus, USD is situated in the southeastern portion of South Dakota, approximately 63 miles southwest of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 39 miles northwest of Sioux City, Iowa and north of the Missouri River.The University of South Dakota is home to South Dakota's only medical school, law school, and accredited business school. It is also home to the National Music Museum, with over 15,000 American, European, and non-western instruments. USD is governed by the South Dakota Board of Regents, and its current president is Jim Abbott. The university has been accredited by the North Central Association of College and Schools since 1913.The athletic teams compete in the NCAA's Division I as members of The Summit League, except football which competes in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. Wikipedia.

Weaver K.E.,University of South Dakota
RNA Biology | Year: 2012

The par post-segregational killing locus present on Enterococcus faecalis plasmid pAD1 was the first Type I toxin-antitoxin system described in Gram-positive bacteria. Translation of the 33 amino acid Fst toxin, encoded on RNA I, is suppressed by a 66 nucleotide regulatory RNA, RNA II. RNA I and RNA II are transcribed convergently and interact at dispersed regions of complementarity, establishing a stable complex that accumulates in plasmid-containing cells. RNA II is slowly removed from the complex, allowing translation of RNA I in plasmid-free segregants. Intramolecular structures are also important for regulating translation of RNA I. The Fst toxin contains a putative transmembrane domain and is believed to exert its function at the bacterial cytoplasmic membrane, although its precise target and mode of action have yet to be determined. Numerous chromosomal homologs of pAD1 par have been identified in Gram-positive bacteria suggesting that this locus may play important roles in cellular function. © 2012 Landes Bioscience. Source

Chatterjee A.,University of South Dakota
Expert Review of Vaccines | Year: 2014

HPV infection with 'high-risk' genotypes is associated with ano-genital and oropharyngeal cancers. Two currently licensed prophylactic HPV vaccines designed to prevent disease associated with HPV 16 and 18 are in use around the world. Both vaccines have very high efficacy for prevention of vaccine type-associated cervical precancers, preventing approximately 70% of these lesions. Quadrivalent HPV vaccine has also been shown to prevent HPV16/18-associated vaginal, vulvar and anal precancers, and HPV6/11-associated ano-genital warts. To broaden protection against HPV genotypes not in the current vaccines, 'second-generation' vaccines with additional genotypes are under development. Merck, Sharp and Dohme has submitted a Biologics License Application for its investigational nonavalent HPV vaccine V503 to the US FDA, with standard review being granted. The nonavalent HPV vaccine appears to be safe and effective in preventing persistent infection and precancerous lesions associated with HPV types 16/18/31/33/45/52/58, as well as genital warts related to HPV types 6 and 11. © Informa UK, Ltd. Source

University of South Dakota | Date: 2011-01-20

The invention relates to polymeric systems for stabilizing, storing and delivering hypohalide salts. One system consists of material coated with two layers: one prepared from polyethylene glycol epoxide and melamine solution and second prepared from inorganic hypohalide salt solution. The material can be fabric, cotton, bamboo, cellulosic materials, blend of cellulosic and synthetic fibres. Antimicrobial materials comprising this system are also described. Another system consists of material containing pre-formed spaces coated with water-polyethylene glycol solution of hypohalide salt and encapsulated by film forming polymer. Hypohalide salts within both systems are in some cases storage stable for at least three months.

University of South Dakota | Date: 2015-03-31

Fluorinated aromatic materials, their synthesis and their use in optoelectronics. In some cases, the fluorinated aromatic materials are perfluoroalkylated aromatic materials that may include perfluoropolyether substituents.

University of South Dakota | Date: 2012-11-16

Clustering methods are disclosed including a hidden Markov model (HMM) based clustering algorithm having particular applicability for identifying tumor subtypes using array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) DNA copy number data. In one embodiment, clusters of tumor samples are modeled with a mixture of HMMs where each HMM fits a cluster of samples. With respect to this embodiment, a computationally efficient and fast clustering algorithm takes only a computational time of O(n), has less than half the error rate of non-negative matrix factorization (NMF) clustering, and can locate the optimal number of groups automatically (e.g., as applied to a data set including glioma aCGH data).

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