The four-day research conference is from Sept. 19 to 22 in Oklahoma City.
Since 1946, OMRF has grown into an internationally recognized research institute.
OMRF has received a 5-year NIH grant to continue heart and blood research.
The grant is to study the interplay between two specific cell types that drive MS.
An overactive fight-or-flight response creates too much stress on the heart.
The role of the new cell is to protect the body from parasitic infection.
For 13 local students, Friday marked the end of 8 weeks of research at OMRF.
Muskogee's John Saxon, M.D., established the program in 2009.
The new findings were published in the journal Genes & Development.
For nearly 20 percent of MS patients, vision loss is the first symptom.