1. Coordination of cell decisions and promotion of phenotypic diversity in B. subtilis via pulsed behavior of the phosphorelay.

    Bioessays 38(5):440 (2016) PMID 26941227

    The phosphorelay of Bacillus subtilis, a kinase cascade that activates master regulator Spo0A ∼ P in response to starvation signals, is the core of a large network controlling the cell's decision to differentiate into sporulation and other phenotypes. This article reviews recent advances in unde...
  2. Solitary ovarian plasmacytoma. A case report and review of literature.

    Gynecologic Oncology Reports 13:20 (2015) PMID 26425713 PMCID PMC4563580

    •A patient with rare solitary ovarian plasmacytoma is reported•Diagnostic work-up is mandatory to rule out ovarian involvement as part of multiple myeloma.•After complete surgical resection, the prognosis appears to be very favorable.
  3. Availability, Price, and Quality of Fruits and Vegetables in 12 Rural Montana Counties, 2014.

    Preventing chronic disease 12:E128 (2015) PMID 26270742 PMCID PMC4552137

    We assessed the consumer food environment in rural areas by using the Nutrition Environment Measures Survey for Stores (NEMS-S) to measure the availability, price, and quality of fruits and vegetables. We randomly selected 20 grocery stores (17 rural, 3 urban) in 12 Montana counties using the 20...
  4. The influence of comorbid conditions on racial disparities in endometrial cancer survival.

    American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 211(6):627.e1 (2014) PMID 24954655 PMCID PMC4253020

    There are known disparities in endometrial cancer survival with black women who experience a greater risk of death compared with white women. The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the role of comorbid conditions as modifiers of endometrial cancer survival by race. Two hundred seventy...
  5. The physics of bacterial decision making.

    Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology 4:154 (2014) PMID 25401094 PMCID PMC4214203

    The choice that bacteria make between sporulation and competence when subjected to stress provides a prototypical example of collective cell fate determination that is stochastic on the individual cell level, yet predictable (deterministic) on the population level. This collective decision is pe...
  6. The impact of tumor grade on survival end points and patterns of recurrence of 949 patients with early-stage endometrioid carcinoma: a single institution study.

    International Journal of Gynecological Cancer 24(1):97 (2014) PMID 24264358

    This study aimed to determine the impact of tumor grade on patterns of recurrence and survival end points in patients with endometrioid carcinoma 2009 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stages I-II. We identified 949 patients who underwent hysterectomy between 1988 and 2011. P...
  7. Cubic theta functions

    Advances in Mathematics 248:618 (2013)

    The theory of the cubic theta function ∑qm2+mn+n2z1mz2n is developed analogously to the theory of the classical Jacobian theta functions. Many inversion formulas, addition formulas, and modular equations are derived, and these results extend previous work on cubic theta functions. ...
  8. Gleason score 7 adenocarcinoma of the prostate with lymph node metastases: analysis of 184 radical prostatectomy specimens.

    Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 137(5):610 (2013) PMID 23627451

    Prostate cancer (PC) with lymph node metastases (LN(+)) is relatively rare, whereas it is relatively common in disease with a Gleason score (GS) 8 to 10 and virtually never seen in PC with GS 6 or less. It is most variable in GS 7 PC. To determine clinicopathologic features associated with GS 7 ...
  9. Turning oscillations into opportunities: lessons from a bacterial decision gate.

    Scientific reports 3:1668 (2013) PMID 23591544 PMCID PMC3627974

    Sporulation vs. competence provides a prototypic example of collective cell fate determination. The decision is performed by the action of three modules: 1) A stochastic competence switch whose transition probability is regulated by population density, population stress and cell stress. 2) A spo...
  10. Optimization and control in bacterial lag phase.

    BMC Biology 11:120 (2013) PMID 24377387 PMCID PMC3877865

    The lag phase of bacterial growth is important from a medical and food safety perspective, but difficult to study due to the low density and metabolic rate of cells. A new study by Alon and colleagues reveals that the gene expression program during early lag phase prioritizes carbon source utili...
  11. Risk for Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is not Related to Disease Severity.

    Current Rheumatology Reviews 9(4):301 (2013) PMID 26932295

    Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) is increased in women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Cervical neoplasia is caused by human papilloma virus (HPV) infection which persists and causes malignant transformation of infected cervical cells. Women with lupus have impaired immune syste...
  12. Turning death into creative force during biofilm engineering.

    PNAS 109(46):18633 (2012) PMID 23118336 PMCID PMC3503156

  13. Racial differences in oncogene mutations detected in early-stage low-grade endometrial cancers.

    International Journal of Gynecological Cancer 22(8):1367 (2012) PMID 23013731 PMCID PMC3512561

    To describe the pattern and frequency of oncogene mutations in white and African American women with endometrial cancer and to determine if racial differences in oncogene mutations exist among women with pathologically similar tumors. Patients with endometrial cancer from a large urban hospital ...
  14. Transitional changes in cardiac and cerebral hemodynamics in term neonates at birth.

    The Journal of Pediatrics 160(6):943 (2012) PMID 22244465

    To describe cardiac function, cerebral regional oxygen saturation (rSO(2)), and cerebral blood flow (CBF) that correspond to changes in arterial oxygen saturation (SaO(2)) in normal term neonates immediately after birth and after the transition. In this prospective observational study, cardiac f...
  15. Breaking the Code of Bacteria Decision Making

    Biophysical Journal 102(3):288a (2012)

  16. Angiolipoma of the female breast: clinicomorphological correlation of 52 cases.

    International Journal of Surgical Pathology 19(1):35 (2011) PMID 21087987

    The authors analyzed 52 cases of female breast angiolipoma (AL). Age distribution was 25 to 80 years of age (56.81 ± 12.78). Most cases showed vascularity below 50%, and 14 cases had vascularity >50%. Cellular and low-vascularity ALs had different clinical and radiological presentations. The mea...
  17. The impact of race on survival in uterine serous carcinoma: A hospital-based study

    Gynecologic Oncology 121(3):577 (2011) PMID 21377196

    Objective Although less common than endometrioid carcinoma, uterine serous carcinoma (USC) accounts for a disproportionate number of endometrial cancer-related deaths. It is relatively more common in black compared to white women. The aim of our study is to analyze the impact of race o...
  18. The impact of race on survival in uterine serous carcinoma: A hospital-based study

    Gynecologic Oncology 121(3):577 (2011) PMID 21377196

    Objective Although less common than endometrioid carcinoma, uterine serous carcinoma (USC) accounts for a disproportionate number of endometrial cancer-related deaths. It is relatively more common in black compared to white women. The aim of our study is to analyze the impact of race o...
  19. Vaginal recurrence more than 17 years after hysterectomy and adjuvant treatment for uterine carcinoma with successful salvage brachytherapy: a case report.

    Case Reports in Oncology 4(1):242 (2011) PMID 21589885 PMCID PMC3094580

    Although the majority of recurrences occur within the first 3 years of hysterectomy for endometrioid carcinoma, we report herein a successful salvage vaginal brachytherapy in a patient with endometrioid uterine carcinoma which recurred more than 17 years after initial treatment. A 61-year-old fe...
  20. Bacteria determine fate by playing dice with controlled odds.

    PNAS 107(30):13197 (2010) PMID 20660309 PMCID PMC2922178