Governor appoints Kupiec to OCAST governing board

Governor Mary Fallin has appointed Tom Kupiec, Ph.D., CEO of Analytical Research Laboratories (ARL) and DNA Solutions Inc., to serve on the Oklahoma Science and Technology and Research and Development Board. The board is the governing body for the OklahomaCenter for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST). To read the entire article, click here. 

Helping Those with Alzheimer’s Remain Independent Longer

A new grant will help advance research at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center aimed at helping individuals with Alzheimer’s retain their independence longer. To read the entire article, click here.

Confused about the affordable health care act?

Confused about the affordable health care act? Oklahoma Watch reporter Warren Vieth recently posted an Affordable Care Act question-and-answer article. It’s a helpful, user-friendly resource for all Oklahomans. To read the entire article, click here. 

 

November 2014

Science of Overeating: Does the occasional holiday binge have long-term effects?

Thanksgiving is a national holiday established in part for reflecting on the bounty of the past year’s harvest. Over the past few decades, it has also become synonymous with stuffing as much of that harvest into one’s self as possible. You’ve likely heard all the justifications and are perhaps guilty of doling out a few of them yourself: “I only eat like this during the holidays,” or “every once in a while doesn’t hurt,” or even “this is why sweatpants were invented.” To read the entire article, click here. 

Keep Foodborne Illness from Dampening Your Holiday Spirit

For many of us, the holiday season means time for friends, family, and lots of good food.  From cooking the turkey to homemade pies, it is easy to forget safe food handling practices during the hustle and bustle.  It is estimated that every year, approximately 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) become ill with a foodborne illness.  The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) wants to remind everyone that it’s important to practice food safety when preparing holiday foods. To read the entire article, click here.

OCAST board approves five Intern Partnerships totaling $177,330

Five Intern Partnership applications have been approved for funding by the governing board for the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology. Winning applicants were chosen from a group of 11. Total funding for the projects is $177,330. To read the entire article, click here.  

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