Cynthia T. Nguyen

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Radiation therapy aims to kill cancer cells with a minimum of normal tissue toxicity. Dying cancer cells have been proposed to be a source of tumor antigens and may release endogenous immune adjuvants into the tumor environment. For these reasons, radiation therapy may be an effective modality to initiate new anti-tumor adaptive immune responses that can(More)
February 2005 | Volume 3 | Issue 2 | e59 The excitement of scientifi c research and discovery cannot be fully conveyed by didactic lectures alone. Several recent initiatives and proposals, therefore, have supported a more participatory, discovery-based instruction for undergraduate science education [1,2]. In functional genomics, we have found an ideal(More)
BACKGROUND Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) carries high rates of morbidity and mortality. Antimicrobial stewardship programmes (ASPs) are well situated to promote adherence to quality performance measures in order to optimize the management of SAB and associated clinical outcomes. METHODS This uncontrolled pre-post quasi-experimental study(More)
Radiation therapy provides a means to kill large numbers of cancer cells in a controlled location resulting in the release of tumor-specific antigens and endogenous adjuvants. However, by activating pathways involved in apoptotic cell recognition and phagocytosis, irradiated cancer cells engender suppressive phenotypes in macrophages. We demonstrate that(More)
Using a large consortium of undergraduate students in an organized program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), we have undertaken a functional genomic screen in the Drosophila eye. In addition to the educational value of discovery-based learning, this article presents the first comprehensive genomewide analysis of essential genes involved(More)
Hyperglycemia has been associated with poor outcomes in several large studies. Repeated or prolonged hyperglycemia has been linked to an increased risk of adverse outcomes, including limb amputation, acute myocardial infarction, prolonged length of hospital stay, and increased mortality, in various populations (1–4). Suspension of oral antidiabetic agents(More)
Vancomycin remains the mainstay treatment for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infections (BSIs) despite increased treatment failures. Daptomycin has been shown to improve clinical outcomes in patients with BSIs caused by MRSA isolates with vancomycin MICs of >1 mg/liter, but these studies relied on automated testing systems.(More)
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