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Scientia: Dr Peter Houghton – Novel Therapeutics For Childhood Solid Tumours

February 15, 2017

Dr Peter Houghton’s group implements preclinical trials to identify new drugs that may be effective and less toxic treatments against childhood cancers. From patient-derived xenografts in immunodeficient mice to utilising canine cancer patients as mode …


Journal of Clinical Oncology: Successful integration of genetic counseling in a comprehensive childhood cancer survivorship clinic.

February 10, 2017

Shafqat Shah, Gregory John Aune, Lindsey Mette, Natalie Poullard Background: Awareness of inherited genetic risk and cancer predisposition has markedly increased. Research has shown that germline mutations in known cancer predisposition genes are ident …


Bioinformatics: Riborex: fast and flexible identification of differential translation from Ribo-seq data

January 31, 2017

Authors Wenzheng Li, Weili Wang, Philip J Uren, Luiz OF Penalva, Andrew D Smith Abstract Motivation Global analysis of translation regulation has recently been enabled by the development of Ribosome Profiling, or Ribo-seq, technology. This approach pro …


Washington Post: A new urgency to protect survivors of childhood cancer

December 25, 2016

SAN ANTONIO — When Brittany Galan was diagnosed with leukemia at 6 weeks old, doctors warned her parents she had little chance of surviving — she was so young and so sick. But after being treated with chemotherapy, “I lived and lived!” said the exubera …


Developmental Cell: CENP-A Ubiquitylation Is Required for CENP-A Deposition at the Centromere

December 20, 2016

YoheiNiikura1, RisaKitagawa1, KatsumiKitagawa1 Main Text CENP-A is a centromere-specific histone variant that determines centromere identity, but how it localizes to centromeres is not completely understood. Previously, we demonstrated that CENP-A depo …


Ft. Worth Business: Cancer treatments that save children’s lives exact a heavy price years later

December 16, 2016

The lifesaving chemo, however, took a heavy toll. It “messed me up neurologically,” Galan said. In grade school, she had trouble with reading and math and eventually went on ADHD medication. In college, the once-avid runner developed a heart problem. R …


IEEE Xplore: Analyzing Differential Regulatory Networks Modulated by Continuous-State Genomic Features in Glioblastoma Multiforme

December 5, 2016

Yu-Chiao Chiu; Tzu-Hung Hsiao; Li-Ju Wang; Yidong Chen; Eric Y. Chuang Abstract: Gene regulatory networks are a global representation of complex interactions between molecules that dictate cellular behavior. The study of a regulatory network modulated …


Genome Biology:

December 1, 2016

Bruna R Correa, Patricia Rosa de Araujo, Mei Qiao, Suzanne C Burns, Chen Chen, Richard Schlegel, Seema Agarwal, Pedro AF Galante, Luiz OF Penalva Background Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common and aggressive type of brain tumor. Currently, GBM has an …


Molecular Cancer Therapeutics: Alkylating Agent–Induced NRF2 Blocks Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress–Mediated Apoptosis via Control of Glutathione Pools and Protein Thiol Homeostasis

December 1, 2016

Alfeu Zanotto-Filho, V. Pragathi Masamsetti, Eva Loranc, Sonal S. Tonapi, Aparna Gorthi, Xavier Bernard, Rosângela Mayer Gonçalves, José C.F. Moreira, Yidong Chen and Alexander J.R. Bishop Abstract Alkylating agents are a commonly used cytotoxic class …


Molecular Cancer Therapeutics: Alkylating Agent–Induced NRF2 Blocks Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress–Mediated Apoptosis via Control of Glutathione Pools and Protein Thiol Homeostasis

December 1, 2016

Alfeu Zanotto-Filho, V. Pragathi Masamsetti, Eva Loranc, Sonal S. Tonapi, Aparna Gorthi, Xavier Bernard, Rosângela Mayer Gonçalves, José C.F. Moreira, Yidong Chen and Alexander J.R. Bishop DOI: 10.1158/1535-7163.MCT-16-0271 Published December 2016 Abst …