Sometimes it’s easy to miss an event, so here’s a look back at the past week or so to help bring you up to date:
OU Cancer Center researchers have found the gene RBM3 produces a protein that helps cells become quick-dividing cancer cells. The protein also can cause cancer cells to die. Dr. Shrikant Anant hopes to develop new ways to treat a variety of cancers by silencing the protein.
Pope Benedict XVI conducted Mass in Yankee Stadium in New York on the last day of his U.S. visit. The pontiff told the U.S. faithful to use their freedoms wisely — and cited the need to oppose abortion.
Danica Patrick became the first woman to win an Indy-car race in an event in Japan.
About 400 people from Oklahoma Christian University have been training for the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon as part of an overall push for health and fitness. With the signing of some runners from Rhode Island this year, the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon has officially drawn participants from all 50 states. Thanks to radio frequency identification technology, marathon results will be available online and via cell phone alerts during the race.
Bobbi Parker, a deputy prison warden’s wife, entered a Greer County courtroom to face a felony charge alleging she helped convicted killer Randolph Dial escape from the Oklahoma State Reformatory in 1994.
Oklahoma’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.2 percent in March from 3.5 percent in February.
In the last big presidential primary, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton won the Pennsylvania primary, although Sen. Barack Obama was still the front-runner in the overall contest.
Oklahoma’s governor endorsed Obama, giving him one more superdelegate.
Winnie Wiles, a 95-year-old Bartlesville woman, confronted a stranger trying to enter her home at 3 a.m., stabbing him repeatedly and keeping him at bay until police arrived.
A Powerball ticket sold at a Circle K Store on W Edmond Road in November is worth $400,000, but the ticket will expire May 19 unless the buyer comes forward.
A $7.2 billion standstill budget is awaiting the governor’s signature. It contains no pay raises for teachers or state employees who were supposed to get a final year of raises to bring them up to the regional average.
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