With Thanksgiving approaching, it’s become increasingly difficult for some to maintain a sense of optimism and gratitude.
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 […]
2020 Annual Report: A Year of Challenges
So, 2020. Not quite the 366 days any of us were expecting, huh? But we all found a way to muddle through. And the scientists, physicians and staff of OMRF were no different. For most employees, the emergence of Covid-19 in March brought a months-long shutdown of onsite activities. Throughout the spring, only a handful […]
2020 Annual Report: Honoring a Recovered Texan
Dr. Stephen Prescott joins the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Will Rogers. Ralph Ellison. Woody Guthrie. Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher. Sequoyah. Now, add Dr. Stephen Prescott to the list of Oklahomans who have received the state’s highest honor. In November, OMRF’s president was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. The Hall saluted Prescott for his […]
2020 Annual Report: Healing Broken Hearts
Most of us know someone, or are someone, who has heart disease. It causes more deaths in the U.S. than cancer, taking 600,000 lives each year and millions more worldwide. One of the most common forms of heart disease is aortic stenosis. It occurs when the main valve of the heart — the aortic valve […]
McCasland Foundation gift caps OMRF program expansion
The grant will support the Aging and Metabolism Research Program and completes a $5.2 million expansion campaign.