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Research into tyrannosaur feet may one day help treat sports injuries

A group of health professionals, scientists and paleontologists, including two anatomy professors from OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, recently published a study into tyrannosaurs’ unique feet and how they may have played a role in this dinosaur family’s success as top predators — and how their findings could help treat or prevent sports injuries in humans.
Study's lead author Lara Surring, primary care paramedic with Alberta Health Services, examines the tyrannosaur Gorgosaurus for fossilized bone textures indicating tendons and ligaments, at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology.
Younger T.rex bites were less ferocious than their adult counterparts

Fri, Mar 12, 2021

By closely examining the jaw mechanics of juvenile and adult tyrannosaurids, some of the fiercest dinosaurs to inhabit earth, scientists from the University of Bristol and OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation have uncovered differences in how they bit into their prey.

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We Are OSU-CHS: Evan Johnson-Ransom

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

A regular spotlight of some of OSU-CHS' outstanding students at our Tulsa and Tahlequah sites.

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Researchers learn more about teenage T.rex

Thu, Jan 02, 2020

Without a doubt, Tyrannosaurus rex is the most famous dinosaur in the world. The 40-foot-long predator with bone crushing teeth inside a 5-foot long head are the stuff of legend. Now, a look within the bones of two mid-sized, immature T. rex allow scientists to learn about the tyrant king’s terrible teens as well.

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New study finds T. rex has an unbeatable ability to twirl, making it a superb predator

Thu, Feb 21, 2019

A new study from researchers at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences found that Tyrannosaurus rex — and other tyrannosaurs like it — could turn twice as fast as other carnivorous dinosaurs their size.

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