Researchers have created miniature human hearts thanks to the help of rats, and experts say it’s a breakthrough that could pump more hope into heart-disease research. “The new piece of research that was announced by one of the American Heart Association deals with taking a rat heart and stripping away the rat’s cells that line that heart and repopulating that rat heart with human cells,” said Dr. Courtney Griffin, with the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation’s cardiovascular research program.
She was born four months premature, weighing 12 ounces -- and is the smallest surviving baby born at Integris Baptist Medical Center. “She was so small, and I had never seen a baby so small,” mother Melanie Hollins said. “I wasn’t really aware that micro-premies existed until now. It was very hard. She was about the size of a Coke can.”Melanie didn’t think she could have any more children. The 42-year-old woman was diagnosed with diabetes, has high blood pressure and stage 4 kidney failure.
‘I do not support making more victims and saving criminals’One of the controversial state questions approved by voters in November is now in effect, but some think the new law does more harm than good. State Question 780 reduces simple possession of drugs and some property crimes from felonies to misdemeanors, potentially saving Oklahoma taxpayers millions of dollars. Rhonda Bear, the owner of She Brews Coffee House in Claremore, knows about second chances.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".