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BMC Genomics: Selected articles from the IEEE International Workshop on Genomic Signal Processing and Statistics (GENSIPS’2011)

October 13, 2012

Ranadip Pal, Yufei Huang & Yidong Chen Introduction The 2011 IEEE International Workshop on Genomic Signal Processing and Statistics (GENSIPS 2011) was organized in San Antonio, Texas from December 2-4th. GENSIPS’11 provided a forum for researchers …


Medical Express: New hope for taming triple-negative breast cancer

October 2, 2012

Disease-free survival is short-lived for women with triple-negative breast cancer—a form of the disease that doesn’t respond to hormone drugs and becomes resistant to chemotherapy. Thankfully, a promising line of study in the School of Medicine at The …


Annals of Diagnostic Pathology: Isolated vaginal myeloid sarcoma in a 16-year-old girl

October 1, 2012

Maria Luisa C, Policarpio-NicolasMDa, Philip T.ValenteMDa , Gregory J.Aune MD, PhDb , Russell A.HigginsMDa Abstract Involvement of the female genital tract by myeloid sarcoma as the initial presentation is extremely uncommon, especially in the vagina. …


Texas Public Radio: Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute Awarded $250,000 Grant

September 25, 2012

Research at the UT Health Science Center Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute is vital for families with children who have cancer, and is getting a financial boost through a Hyundai Hope Grant.


UT Health SA Newsroom: CPRIT gives Health Science Center researchers $1.8 million

August 3, 2012

SAN ANTONIO (August 3, 2012) – The UT Health Science Center San Antonio was awarded $1.8 million by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to fund work ranging from genetic analysis to patient counseling skills in San Antonio.


DNA Repair Protocols: Identification of Genes Required for Damage Survival Using a Cell-Based RNAi Screen Against the Drosophila Genome

July 23, 2012

Abstract Exposure to DNA-damaging agents invokes biological responses necessary for damage recovery and cell survival. Despite the presence of intact DNA repair pathways, a lack of certain other biological pathways has been shown to sensitize cells to …


PLOS One: Androgen-Responsive MicroRNAs in Mouse Sertoli Cells

July 20, 2012

Subbarayalu Panneerdoss, Yao-Fu Chang, Kalyan C. Buddavarapu, Hung-I Harry Chen, Gunapala Shetty, Huizhen Wang, Yidong Chen, T. Rajendra Kumar, Manjeet K. Rao  Abstract Although decades of research have established that androgen is essential for sperma …


Gene News: Capitalizing on miRNA Research

July 15, 2012

Aberrant expression of microRNA (miRNA) in human cancers is a common phenomenon. miRNAs regulate many tumor suppressor genes and oncogenes, therefore acting as oncogenes or tumor suppressor genes themselves to directly regulate cancer cell survival and …


IEEE: Evaluating Dynamic Effects of Copy Number Alterations on Gene Expression Using a Single Transcription Model

July 13, 2012

Fang-Han Hsu; Erchin Serpedin; Yidong Chen; Edward R. Dougherty Abstract: DNA copy number alterations (CNAs) are known to be related to genetic diseases, including cancer. The unlimited transcription (UT) model, in which transcription occurs permissive …


South Texas Medical Center: Regulation by proteins outside cancer cells points to potential new drug target

July 9, 2012

Protein interactions outside breast cancer cells can send signals to the cancer cells to permanently stop proliferating, a new study showed in the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. “Because this protein ca …