Genomic Instability in Precancerous Lesions before Inactivation of Tumor Suppressors p53 and APC in Patients.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 5, 2007
"Feuille" (Leaf in English), the first feature film by Dr. Youxin Yang won the top (Platinum) Remi Award at the 37th WorldFest - Houston International Film Festival. This film tells a story of two female artists: a Chinese painter Meihua (Youxin Yang) and a French photographer Feuille (Sabine Bail). Dr. Youxin Yang was the first Chinese female writer/director/leading actress to win the top Remi Award. Three years later, following 12 awards Feuille has won worldwide acclaim. Leaf (Musical Version), with new images and a new theme song "True Love Has Only One End", written and composed by Dr. Yang herself, won another Remi (Gold) Award at the 40th WorldFest - Houston on April 28th, 2007 (http://www.worldfest.org).
The WorldFest - Houston is the 3rd oldest international film festival in North America. This year, the 40th Annual WorldFest attracted more than 4,500 category entries from 37 nations. It also received special greetings from President George W. Bush and Texas Governor Rick Perry. Past Award winners of this festival included Stephen Spielberg, Ang Lee, George Lucas, David Lynch, Randall Kleiser, John Lee Hancock, The Coen Brothers, Robert Rodriguez, Ridley Scott, Steve Poster and many more.
Youxin was born in Xuzhou, China. After finishing her medical education in Nanjing, She got her Ph.D. with high honors from Paris University VI (Marie-Curie University). She won an award from the Association for the Study of Pediatric Pathology in 2000 for her work in tumor suppressor gene WT1 . In 2001, she came to Harvard Medical School to continue her work in cancer research. In one of her recent medical publications, a figure from her work, entitled "Genomic Instability in Precancerous Lesions before Inactivation of Tumor Suppressors p53 and APC in Patients. " (Cell Cycle 2006; 5: 1443-7) was chosen as the cover for that issue.
Dr. Yang loves to paint and to make films in her free time. One remarkable characteristic of her art work is the combination of eastern and western cultures. Sandrine Malinaud, an art historian, described her paintings as "Youxin Yang knows how to unite oriental and occidental paintings: two cultures." In this new musical version of the film, except for some new images shot in Paris (France) and Zhouzhuang (China), the song "True Love Has Only One End" is expressed by combining traditional Chinese music and Western Jazz, generating a special and unique musical effect for this film. This combination is also consistent with the cross cultural subject of the film. Leaf (Musical Version) emphasizes that pure love can exist beyond such issues as gender and/or nationality. This is not the first time for her at songwriting. She won the "Award of Excellence" in the 2005 Accolade Competition for writing the song "Silent Fire" for her second feature film "Silent Fire", which also won Best Score at the New York International Independent Film Festival (2005).
When asked if she will switch her career from medicine to art, the common question always raised by journalists, her answer is pretty much the same: "For creating, there is no limitation either professional or non-professional. The inspiration and passion are more important. Art is also a type of medicine. It is a medicine and a comfort to the human spirit." (Youxin Yang, M.D., Ph.D. An Artist and Scientist. ISBN: 0975286609).
European Times once described her when reporting her solo painting exhibition in the prestigious Gallery of Espace Richelieu in Paris: "Youxin Yang's subject of research is medicine but simultaneously she creates many great paintings in her spare time. She is a screenwriter and director of films. She is also a poet. She is a multi-talented person all too rare in our times."
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