The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA), a UAMS-housed public database funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and led by Biomedical Informatics Chair Dr. Fred Prior, was recognized recently as a prime example of a High-Value Data Asset (HVDA) for national research. The recognition stemmed from a new National Institutes of Health (NIH) working group that has been charged […]
An international team today reports the findings of an independent assessment of five commercially-available assays for tumor DNA sequencing – a fast, cheap and less invasive method to diagnose and monitor cancer. The researchers revealed that all assays could reliably detect so-called circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) when it made up 0.5% of the total DNA […]
Dr. David Ussery, DBMI professor and Clinical Informatics Fellowship rotation supervisor, has been featured on Little Rock television news outlet THV11 for his research on detecting COVID-19 in wastewater. Much of Dr. Ussery’s research involves using the latest genetic sequencing technologies to explore their use in real-time, public health emergencies. “The benefit for environmental surveillance […]
Dr. David Ussery has been featured in Arkansas Money & Politics, highlighting his membership in the Arkansas Research Alliance Academy and his work with genomics. Click here for the article.
A group of UAMS researchers is the first to deposit directly sequenced RNA to the National Center for Biotechnology Information databases, made possible by their utilization of a novel, handheld genetic sequencing technology. The federal government maintains a collection of databases with the aim of advancing science and health by providing public access to biomedical […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]