January 17, 2018

Job Opening: Instructor in Imaging Informatics

Instructor in Imaging Informatics Department of Biomedical Informatics University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) The Department of Biomedical Informatics within the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (http://www.uams.edu/) is committed to the academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and seeks an instructor with a…

January 16, 2018

Distinctive molecular signature and activated signaling pathways in aortic smooth muscle cells of patients with myocardial infarction

http://www.atherosclerosis-journal.com/article/S0021-9150(18)30024-8/fulltext DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2018.01.024 Atherosclerosis, manuscript in the press, accepted 16 January, 2028 Thidathip Wongsurawat, Chin Cheng Woo, Antonis Giannakakis, Xiao Yun Lin, Esther Sok Hwee Cheow, Chuen Neng Lee, Mark Richards, Siu Kwan Sze, Intawat Nookaew, Vladimir A. Kuznetsov’Correspondence information about the author Vladimir A. Kuznetsov, Vitaly Sorokin Abstract Background and aims: We aim to…

January 13, 2018

Complete genomic and transcriptional landscape analysis using third-generation sequencing: a case study of Saccharomyces cerevisiae CEN.PK113-7D

Introduction: The genome of the most well studied eukaryotic model organism, Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain S288c, was sequenced and released in 1996; it was the first complete, high quality genome sequence of an eukaryal organism (1). Since then, the development ofDNAsequencing technologies has yielded scientific breakthroughs that enable us to obtain and analyze genomic DNA sequences…

January 8, 2018

Assessing the utility of metabarcoding for diet analyses of the omnivorous wild pig (Sus scrofa)

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ece3.3638/full Ecology and Evolution, (2018), 8:185-196. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3638 Michael S. Robeson II, Kamil Khanipov, George Golovko, Samantha M. Wisely, Michael D. White, Michael Bodenchuck, Timothy J. Smyser, Yuriy Fofanov, Noah Fierer, Antoinette J. Piaggio Abstract Wild pigs (Sus scrofa) are an invasive species descended from both domestic swine and Eurasian wild boar that was introduced to…

December 29, 2017

dBBQs: dataBase of Bacterial Quality scores

Visanu Wanchai, Preecha Patumcharoenpol, Intawat Nookaew and David Ussery From The 14th Annual MCBIOS Conference Little Rock, AR, USA. 23-25 March 2017 Abstract Background: It is well-known that genome sequencing technologies are becoming significantly cheaper and faster. As a result of this, the exponential growth in sequencing data in public databases allows us to explore…

December 28, 2017

Suggested mechanisms for Zika virus causing microcephaly: what do the genomes tell us?

Se-Ran Jun, Trudy M. Wassenaar, Visanu Wanchai, Preecha Patumcharoenpol, Intawat Nookaew and David W. Ussery. ©  The Author(s). 2017 Published: 28 December 2017 Abstract Background Zika virus (ZIKV) is an emerging human pathogen. Since its arrival in the Western hemisphere, from Africa via Asia, it has become a serious threat to pregnant women, causing microcephaly and other neuropathies in developing fetuses. The mechanisms behind these teratogenic effects are unknown, although epidemiological…

November 8, 2017

Need an app for research?

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The Department of Biomedical Informatics, the UAMS TRI and BioVentures, LLC is hosting an event next week to introduce clinicians and researchers to the resources we have on campus that are available to develop mobile and wearable technologies/apps. Come to the event, hear some quick presentations and talk to developers and potential collaborators about your…

November 6, 2017

Department of Biomedical Informatics at AMIA 2017 Annual Symposium

Department of Biomedical Informatics at AMIA 2017 Annual Symposium

The Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) presented its expanded graduate educational offerings in Biomedical Informatics. The expanded program includes a graduate certificate, as well as Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees across four tracks: Translational Bioinformatics Imaging Informatics Clinical Informatics Clinical Research Informatics Drs. Meredith…

August 2, 2017

Arkansas Clinical Data Repository (AR-CDR)

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The Arkansas Clinical Data Repository (AR-CDR) is a research data warehouse that provides a single and secure source of data for use in clinical and translational research. Since its launch in 2011, the AR-CDR has enabled UAMS researchers and faculty to conduct high quality, timely and efficient clinical and translational research. The AR-CDR houses data…

July 14, 2017

Arkansas Center for Genomic & Ecological Medicine (ArC-GEM)

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Under Dr. David Ussery’s leadership, the Arkansas Center for Genomic & Ecological Medicine’s (ArC-GEM) work in third-generation sequencing has exciting potential applications for a range of emerging infections, including current collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Health on a project that could lead to rapid diagnosis of the Zika virus. Biomedical informatics extracts knowledge from…

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