A friend has a parent who lives with Alzheimer’s disease. Because of her family history, she has been offered a blood test to assess her own risk for Alzheimer’s. How accurate are these types of tests – and how useful are they?
November Dr. Sarah Ocañas becomes Oklahoma’s first recipient of a $2.2 million early independence grant. Dr. Sarah Ocañas didn’t take the traditional path to becoming a research scientist. After graduating from college with degrees in mathematics and biology, she joined Teach for America, a nonprofit that sends educators to underserved communities. Ocañas was assigned to Texas’ […]
For Alzheimer’s, drugs may not be the answer
The search for a pharmaceutical “magic bullet” is something that’s hard-wired both into our culture and our science.
When death teaches us about life
If I’m being honest, I probably didn’t have much business being at Jack’s funeral.
The new millennium began with a bang at OMRF, as Dr. Jordan Tang, above, and his research team identified and cloned the enzyme believed to cause Alzheimer’s disease. Soon after, the OMRF scientists designed an inhibitor that stopped the enzyme in its tracks. The discoveries led to the development of an experimental drug acquired by […]