On Saturday, University of Central Oklahoma senior Meagan McLain will walk across the stage at commencement. The 24-year-old will shake hands, receive her diploma and toss her cap in the air. And with her newly minted degree in marketing, she’ll think of all that lies ahead for her: a career, a family, a life. But […]
Teaching an old drug new tricks
When Dr. Charles Esmon began studying activated protein C in the 1970s, he never imagined his work would lead to a pair of life-saving drugs. “Back then, we didn’t even know what activated protein C did in the body,” said the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist. “Our goal was to figure it out.” Figure it […]
Sepsis survivor thanks OMRF scientists who saved her
Rayna DuBose came to say thank you. And thank you and thank you and thank you. “OMRF, the scientists and doctors—it’s good to meet the people who helped save me,” she said. “I just wanted to say thank you. I can’t say it enough.” DuBose, a 24-year-old Virginian, spoke Tuesday to more than 100 Oklahoma […]
When a life-threatening infection took this basketball star’s arms and legs, she had every reason to quit on life. Instead, she did the opposite.
The Comeback Kid
By Adam Cohen Rayna Dubose never was afraid of the boys. Even back when she was nine years old, she’d get out on the basketball court and mix it up with them. Sure, she had a pony tail. And, yes, most were older than she was. But she stood half a head taller than most […]