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2008-07-15 09:01:34

By Kim Archer, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 15--Jacqueline Wilson squeezed her friend's hand as Dr. Nora Doyle prepared to push the needle into her belly. "We're trying to find a place where there's no baby," the doctor said, watching the baby wiggle on the ultrasound monitor. "It takes longer to plan our trip than it does to take the trip." Doyle pushed the needle and began to draw the clear, yellow liquid from the sac surrounding Wilson's fetus. At two months pregnant, Wilson said she began...

2008-07-09 12:00:40

By James S. Tyree, The Oklahoman Jul. 9--NORMAN -- The K20 Center at the University of Oklahoma will use a federal grant of nearly $2.8 million to help thousands of disadvantaged middle-school students prepare for college. The OU center is one of only 24 entities nationwide -- out of 283 applicants -- to receive a GEAR UP grant. The acronym stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, and the 24 grants totaled more than $41.5 million. The grant is...

2008-07-02 09:01:03

The Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center has been selected as a site for the VA Nursing Academy. Under this new program, the Oklahoma City VA center will partner with the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing to provide clinical and didactic training to an additional 20 baccalaureate nursing students each year. A five-year, $40 million pilot program will establish partnerships with 12 nursing schools across the country, which began during the 2007-2008 academic year....

2008-02-07 11:25:59

Warm moist air and a shifting weather pattern courtesy of the La Nina phenomenon aided in the development of the Feb. 5 tornadoes, which killed at least 50 people and were among the 15th deadliest in U.S. recorded history. But meteorologists are now trying to explain why the tornadoes occurred so early in the year.It was farther north than most February tornadoes and stronger, Joseph Schaefer, director of the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., told Associated Press.Tornadoes do occur...

2007-06-04 12:00:42

Copernicus Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that a research team at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, led by Dr. Muna Naash, Professor of Cell Biology, demonstrated that Copernicus' DNA nanoparticles corrected vision defects in a mouse model of retinitis pigmentosa (RP). These findings were presented at the American Society of Gene Therapy meeting in Seattle, WA. Mutations in genes important in the biology of vision cause RP, a common genetic form of visual impairment...

2007-04-29 12:00:31

By Jim Killackey, The Daily Oklahoman Apr. 29--Wanting to help infertile couples and needing some cash, a University of Oklahoma junior recently traveled to the Tulsa Fertility Center, spent less than an hour in the final phase of donating her fertile eggs and walked out the door with $5,500. Women who donate their eggs can be compensated with thousands of dollars at fertility clinics in such cities as Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Dallas. Numbers are increasing from year to year at many...

2007-01-24 06:00:45

By Joan Gilmore Each year, the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Alumni Association presents awards recognizing Oklahomans who have provided outstanding medical and community service. The black-tie event - Evening of Excellence - benefits the Association's Research Fund. This year's dinner, 23rd in a series, is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Honorees will be David W. Parke II and University of Oklahoma President David Boren...


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