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jlfoo
09-29-2014, 10:54 PM
Hi everyone,

I am a member of a research group that engineered a commensal probiotic bacteria from the human gut to seek and kill Pseudomonas aeruginosa. This work is currently undergoing pre-clinical trial and we hope to reach clinical trial stage in a few years to treat Pseudomonas infections, which potentially include lung infections induced by Pseudomonas. In anticipation of the difficulties we may encounter in researching and promoting this treatment, we are conducting this short survey to understand the perspectives of healthcare specialists, patients and the public on this form of treatment. We hope that you could help us by answering a few quick questions. It shouldn't take more than 5 minutes. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Please follow this link to the questionaire: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5CNCKD6


Please feel free to leave your comments here too.


Our research has been featured in news internationally. The following are links to media coverage and the scientific papers published on this work to provide you with more information. More links are available in the survey.
1. http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110816/full/news.2011.483.html
2. http://medicine.nus.edu.sg/bch/pi/cmw/pdf/Engineering%20microbes%20to%20sense%20and%20eradic ate%20Pseudomonas%20aeruginosa,%20a%20human%20path ogen.pdf


Thank you for your attention!

Gammaw
09-30-2014, 08:30 AM
Having problems with all your links, jlfoo.

bookworm
09-30-2014, 09:09 AM
Yes the links are not working, both here and within the survey itself. (I did get to the survey by pasting the URL from the Facebook page.)

It would be helpful if you did a usability test on your survey. For example, a usability test would identify that placing your links on the front page is not as helpful as embedding the link in the question(s) where you refer the user to it. Having 4 people test the survey and links prior to release would be a good practice.

jlfoo
09-30-2014, 11:08 AM
Thanks for alerting! I've fixed the links in the OP. Please try again. I did get a few people to test out the links in the survey and they confirmed the links are working there. Could you please try again?