Latest Publications

Our faculty’s research is frequently accepted for inclusion in the most prestigious peer-reviewed scientific journals, with over 330 articles published in 2015 alone. Below you will find the most recent publications.

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CONCLUSIONS: The use of NSS in children and young adults with RCC is feasible in selected patients. However, small sample sizes, confounding, and low study quality limit clinical recommendation on NSS in this population. There are significant opportunities for future research on the use of NSS in RCC, especially with systematic reporting of oncological, kidney, and surgical outcomes.
Particulate methane monooxygenase (pMMO) is a multi-subunit membrane metalloenzyme used by methanotrophic bacteria to convert methane to methanol. A major hurdle to studying pMMO is the lack of a recombinant expression system, precluding investigation of individual residues by mutagenesis and hampering a complete understanding of its mechanism. Here, we developed an Escherichia coli lysate-based cell-free protein synthesis (CFPS) system that can be used to express pMMO in vitro in the presence...
CONCLUSIONS: Higher surgeon and facility volumes were associated with lower odds of readmission. Higher facility volume was associated with lower hazards of reoperation and developing strictures. Medicaid insurance and non-white race were associated with lower odds of treatment at high-volume facilities, highlighting racial and socioeconomic disparities in access to high-volume BPH surgery facilities.
Ribosome display is a powerful in vitro method for selection and directed evolution of proteins expressed from combinatorial libraries. However, the ability to display proteins with complex post-translational modifications such as glycosylation is limited. To address this gap, we developed a set of complementary methods for producing stalled ribosome complexes that displayed asparagine-linked (N-linked) glycoproteins in conformations amenable to downstream functional and glycostructural...
CONCLUSIONS AND INFERENCES: Understanding healthcare utilization patterns following antegrade enema initiation allows for effective health system planning and aids medical decision-making. The observed increase in ED visits for device-related complications speaks to the need to improve preventive management to help mitigate emergency care after initiation of antegrade enemas.
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Despite excellent outcomes with modern multidisciplinary care, clinicians caring for patients with testicular germ cell tumour (TGCTs) face clinical dilemmas across the spectrum of disease. Wrong treatment choices can lead to undertreatment or overtreatment of these young men. Unfortunately the currently available biomarkers alpha-fetoprotein and human chorionic gonadotropin, lack sufficient sensitivity and specificity to reliably aid in these clinical dilemmas. Thus, a sensitive and specific...