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2014-03-20 12:32:58

LFA-REAL(TM) System is first of its kind tool to bring patients deeply into the development process WASHINGTON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America announced today that it is funding and leading the development of a first-of-its-kind tool to monitor lupus disease activity called the LFA-REAL((TM))(Rapid Evaluation of Activity in Lupus) System. LFA-REAL will address major challenges in lupus treatment and disease management, and has the potential...

2013-10-07 12:38:43

With the completion of the first genome-wide association study for Sjögren's syndrome, an international coalition of researchers led by scientists at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation has identified six new disease-related genes. Their work appears in the journal Nature Genetics. Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system becomes confused and turns against the body's moisture-producing glands, damaging the ability to produce saliva or tears. Common...

2013-09-02 19:16:00

A new finding could lead to novel treatments to reduce bleeding in trauma and severe infections. The research, from Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientists Lijun Xia, M.D., Ph.D., Jianxin Fu, M.D., Ph.D., and Brett Herzog, Ph.D., appears in the most recent issue of the journal Nature. One way the immune system keeps a body healthy is through immune surveillance. Lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell, constantly exit the bloodstream and "check in" at the lymph nodes to learn...

2012-03-29 22:20:31

Three newly confirmed lupus genes are opening new avenues of research at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. A paper published in the April 6 issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics describes three lupus genes discovered by OMRF researchers as part of a massive international collaboration. With help from partners around the world, including universities and research facilities in Granada, Spain, Taipei, Taiwan, Seoul, Korea, Bogota, Colombia, and across the U.S., OMRF...

2011-04-12 08:00:00

SEATTLE, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced that EMC Isilon® customers City of Hope, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF), and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) are taking part in an end-user panel entitled, "Redefining Storage in the Era of Big Data," at Bio-IT World Conference and Expo in Boston, MA, from April 12-14. The roundtable discussion...

2010-09-07 07:00:00

POWAY, Calif., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Helix Wind, Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: HLXW), a global renewable energy company, announced today that in cooperation with its distributor SWG Energy, Inc., the Company has accepted an executed purchase order to provide twenty-four (24) S594 wind turbines for the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF). This additional purchase order was received after installation and successful completion of standard testing for two units that were previously...

2009-10-26 07:15:14

A discovery by scientists at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation could help save lives threatened by traumatic injuries like those sustained in car crashes or on the battlefield. The work also holds potential for treating severe infectious diseases and diabetes. In a paper published online today in the advance edition of the scientific journal Nature Medicine, OMRF researcher Charles Esmon, Ph.D., with co-authors Florea Lupu, Ph.D., and Jun Xu, Ph.D., has cast new light on how proteins...

2008-09-04 00:00:05

The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation is adding a new research program focusing on studying and treating patients with autoimmune disorders including multiple sclerosis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. The Clinical Immunology Research Program will be headed by Judith James. The new program is part of a larger initiative at OMRF to increase translational research - work that focuses on transforming discoveries in the laboratory into new diagnostics and treatment for human disease....


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