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 […]
A patent provides its owner with an exclusive right to a new invention. And beginning in the 1990s, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted a multitude to OMRF, sometimes more than a dozen in a single year. Only a decade earlier did Congress give OMRF and others the right to patent inventions that stemmed […]
Twenty-six years after he co-authored a paper identifying DNA as the “transforming principle” that determines specific characteristics in the course of human reproduction, Dr. Colin MacLeod became OMRF’s first full-time president in 1970. Up until that time, representatives from OMRF’s board of directors – who also held day jobs as businesspeople and attorneys – served […]
At this time last year, if we’d asked you to name a scientist, what might you have said?
Remembering a pioneer in HIV and Alzheimer’s research
Masonic representatives attended a luncheon and ceremony at the foundation.