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Brain Cancer Drug Trial

Oklahoma baseball player Bobby Murcer, United States Senator Edward Kennedy-- those are some of the famous names of Americans who have died from a particular form of brain tumor called glioblastoma.

Autism Grant

It's estimated that one in every 88 children will be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder... and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention that, that number is on the rise. Although the cause of Autism is not yet known, researchers have found that the earlier intervention has begun, the better the outcome for the child... especially if you can reach the child before the age of 5.

Synthetic Marijuana - Questions and Answers

In early December physicians at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center issued a warning about the dangers of so-called "synthetic marijuana"--and its contribution to kidney failure. Joining the physicians at a news conference was the mother of a fifteen year old Mustang student that had used the product and had to be hospitalized.

Watch Calories but Keep Nutrients to Stay Lean

Research finds low-carb diets aren’t associated with having a healthy weight 

A study by a University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center researcher finds the secret to staying lean hinges on eating foods not only lower in calories but also high in nutrients.

While high-protein and low-carbohydrate diets may promote short-term weight loss, the study indicates that lean people who are not dieting don’t tend to follow these types of eating plans.

“These population-based findings lend no support to the value of low-carbohydrate diets for maintaining normal body weight,” the study states.

High-nutrient foods tend to be higher in fiber so they keep you satisfied longer, said primary investigator Christina Shay, Ph.D., an assistant professor of biostatistics and epidemiology in the OU College of Public Health.

West Nile Virus in Oklahoma


Doctors who specialize in infectious diseases say there is a moderately extensive outbreak of West Nile infections in the country this year and Oklahoma is not immune.  

There have been dozens of serious cases of West Nile Virus reported in Oklahoma this year and several deaths.

In this online Q & A, Robert Welliver, M.D., a pediatric infectious disease specialist with OU Children’s Physicians focuses on what you need to know about West Nile Virus.


Harold Hamm International Prize


The Harold Hamm Diabetes Center at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City is an international leader in diabetes research.
Now the Center is hoping to further advance work in the field by creating a huge incentive to help find a cure for diabetes.


Thunder Shooting Survivor Reunites with Trauma Team

It's hard to truly appreciate the importance of a Level One Trauma Center until you or a loved one needs it. Just ask Norman Richards and his family.

The 22-year-old was shot while standing in a crowd after leaving an Oklahoma City Thunder game. 

But he is alive today thanks to the effort of the trauma team at The OU Medical Center and his strong will to live.

Norman reunited with the team who gave their all to save lives.

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