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New Biomarker Generator
You've probably heard of a CT or CAT scan.
You've heard of an MRI.

The newest kid on the block in terms of imaging is a PET or Positron Emission Tomography.

TODAY Study Adolescent Diabetes

There's a growing epidemic of obesity and diabetes in our children

Results of a ten-year study involving children with type-2 diabetes in Oklahoma and nationwide have just been announced with significant surprises.

Researchers at the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center were not only the architects of the study, they also enrolled more participants than any other site in the U.S. 

Alzheimer's Research

The number of people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia is expected to triple worldwide in the next few decades. Now, researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center are evaluating a way to potentially help more of those people live independently longer.

The research focuses on a fundamental issue for alzheimer's patients - that as their memory starts to slip, they also lose their ability to do simple, everday tasks.

But what if their brains could be re-wired so that they may retain those abilities longer?

A new study at the OU College of Allied Health will test a therapy that may do just that. 

Best Treatment for Uterine Cancer

Uterine cancer claims about 8,000 lives every year in the United States.

Surgery is an important part of helping reduce that number. But which surgical procedure is best?

Research from the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center at OU reveals clear advantages, both short and long-term, for a minimally invasive approach.

Early Autism Identification in Children

With Autism being reported at higher rates than ever before, specialists at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center have launched a pilot project to aid in the early identification of children with Autism.

The Oklahoma Autism Workforce Initiative is a collaborative effort of the Child Study Center of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, the state Department of Education, the State Health Department and the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The model site in Oklahoma City is funded through federal dollars through the Oklahoma Department of Education. Children are enrolled through Oklahoma's Sooner Start Program:

New Multifunctional Nanoparticles Target Lung Cancer

new-mulitfunctional-stillDespite new treatments, lung cancer continues to prove a deadly disease.  

Only 15 percent of patients survive.

But researchers at the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center hope to change that with a new approach that utilizes special targeted nanoparticles.

Varicose Veins In Men

Varicose veins affect a lot of people - half of all adults over 50. Although they are more common in women, men can get varicose veins too.

Physicians at The Vascular Center at OU Medicine participated in a study that aims to make a relatively new, non-invasive treatment for varicose veins even better.

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