Doctors have long known schizophrenia has a genetic basis, and have hypothesized that the disease resulted from combinations of common genes, or alleles, each contributing towards the disease in a small way. But a new study, co-authored by a Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine faculty member, suggests that a predisposition to schizophrenia may instead be caused by just a few, rare genetic mutations, each contributing significantly to the disease.
Case Western Reserve University Athletics handed out its annual department awards tonight at the 2008 All-Sports Banquet in Horsburgh Gymnasium. Below are the description of each award and the winners.
Three undergraduate students at Case Western Reserve University who have been actively involved in research along with their academic achievements have brought them recognition by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation
Case Western Reserve University is planning a yearlong celebration to help mark the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth -- and the 150th anniversary of the publication (November 24, 1859) of his influential book On the Origin of Species -- and has launched a Web site with the first details of events to be conducted on campus from fall 2008 to summer 2009.
The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) invites the campus community to come out and learn about the research of and to celebrate the five faculty members who were selected as Glennan Fellows during the Annual Glennan Fellows Program, noon to 1:30 p.m., April 30 in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Library.
Karen N. Olness, M.D., a professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine, launched the Rainbow Center for Global Child Health (RCGCH) in 1987 and is recognized as a world leader in the fields of global child health, pediatric disaster relief and behavioral pediatrics. Olness visited the Lao Medical School and Khon Kaen University (KKU) in Thailand to meet with faculty, students and administrators. While there, she accepted a KKU honorary degree from a Thai princess.
Dogs listen to iPod music. Cats stare at computer animation. It's all part of students observing animals during Sara Waller's service learning philosophy class on animal behavior, consciousness and cognition at Case Western Reserve University.
Case Western Reserve University is expanding its reach in cyberspace with the launch of its own dedicated YouTube channel.
Peter B. Lewis, chairman of Progressive Insurance Co. and one of the country's leading philanthropists, will be honored next month with Case Western Reserve University's first President's Award for Visionary Achievement. Lewis will accept the award from President Barbara R. Snyder at the university's commencement exercises on Sunday, May 18, at the Veale Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center.
Case Western Reserve University, the city of Cleveland and Cleveland Clinic marked Earth Day 2008 with a joint commitment to corporate responsibility towards the environment, human rights, labor rights and anti-corruption. The three organizations became members of the United Nations Global Compact today (April 22) at city hall with President Barbara Snyder, Mayor Frank Jackson and Oliver Henkel, Chief External Affairs Officer from Cleveland Clinic, signing on to support and advance the 10 principles of the compact.
The track at Case Western Reserve University's Case Field has a new name. As of April 26th it will be the "Coach Bill Sudeck Track" after the University's legendary coach, mentor and friend.
Hossein Sadid, Case Western Reserve University’s Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, announced his retirement effective September 30. President Barbara Snyder has announced that John Wheeler, Vice President of Cleveland and Regional Affairs, will become Senior Vice President of Administration and John Sideras, former President and CEO of MetroHealth System, will become the Interim Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer effective May 1.
According to an award-winning study on children with and without Medicaid, a Case Western Reserve University third-year dental student found that Medicaid children have three times the unmet dental problems and treatment needs than other non-Medicaid children.
Case Western Reserve University will highlight new technologies and how they enhance research and discovery during its campus Collaboration Technologies Summit 2008 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 8 in Thwing Center. In addition, the keynote and panels will be streamed in ClevelandPlus in SecondLife.
Anne Hiltner, the Herbert Henry Dow Professor in Macromolecular Science and Engineering, has been named winner of the 2008 American Chemical Society Award in Applied Polymer Science, citing her for her "pioneering contributions in understanding the connections between hierarchical structure and properties of polymers, their blends and composites."
Research ShowCASE, Case Western Reserve University's annual event which highlights ongoing research from the university and its collaborating partners, is now open. From real-world applications to critical insights to creative and intellectual activities, the event highlights the research of more than 500 students and faculty, as well as findings from collaborating partners including University Hospitals, the MetroHealth System, the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic.
The University Circle area certainly won't have a shortage of Smetona's in the coming years, because not only do senior Joe Smetona and his brother John play tennis here at Case Western Reserve University, but there are likely four more Smetona siblings on the way to campus, all of whom plan on playing tennis for the Spartans.
For the first time in its history, Case Western Reserve University School of Law won the Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition Saturday, April 12, in Washington, D.C. The Jessup Competition, now in its 49th year, is the world's largest and most prestigious Moot Court tournament.
A team of researchers from Case Western Reserve University has found that gravitational radiation -- widely expected to provide "smoking gun" proof for a theory of the early universe known as "inflation" -- can be produced by another mechanism.
The world is addicted to electrical power, and the demand is increasing. Annual global generation of electrical energy was 16,424 billion kilowatt-hours in 2004; it's predicted to increase to 30,364 billion kilowatt-hours by 2030. The increase in oil prices, along with the desire to balance the need for increasing demands without ruining the environment is just one of the topics that will be discussed during the "Wind Energy: A Resource for the Future?" forum beginning at 12:30 p.m., April 17 at Case Western Reserve University's Sixth Annual Research ShowCASE.
Gilles Klopman, the Charles F. Mabery Professor Emeritus of Research in Chemistry at Case Western Reserve University and president and CEO of Beachwood, Ohio-based MultiCASE, Inc., has made seven-figure will commitment to the chemistry department in Case Western Reserve's College of Arts and Sciences.
Videoconferencing offers countless opportunities for Case Western Reserve University departments: Meetings involving participants from different geographic locations; interviews of potential faculty or businesses outside of the Cleveland area; distance learning, research and project collaboration, just to name a few. However, one of the barriers to videoconferencing technology is cost. Taking note of this issue, the university's Instructional Technology and Academic Computing (ITAC) group is offering campus departments the opportunity to apply for Videoconferencing Opportunity Grants.
Case Western Reserve University physicist Lawrence Krauss—a writer of popular science books—may have some future competition for the bestsellers' list. Recently the National Science Writers Association (NASW) chose senior physics major Yvette Cendes as one of 10 undergraduates to participate in the American Association for the Advancement of Science's (AAAS) annual meeting in Boston.
Exciting developments are taking place in the development and application of stem cells, considered the body's "master" cells because they create all other tissues, organs and systems in the human body. Researchers have concluded that stem cells are the key to the body's regenerative ability.
When the call went out in the local media about East Cleveland's Shaw High School Marching Band needing financial assistance to help defray the costs of a once in a lifetime trip to the 2008 Summer Olympics, Greater Clevelanders not only responded but helped them surpass their goal.
Although Case Western Reserve University sophomore Kristin Ko had a successful four-year tennis career at Anderson High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, she did not plan on playing for the Spartans. Ko was interested in trying something new.
Case Western Reserve University's MaDaCol (Mather Dance Collective) will present its spring concert. Performances are at 8 p.m. April 17 and 18 and at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on April 19 in the Mather Dance Center, 11201 Bellflower Road, behind Church of the Covenant.
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., a physician-geneticist and leader of the Human Genome Project, has been named recipient of the inaugural Inamori Ethics Prize from the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University.
ow can financial institutions identify suspicious transactions that could be related to terrorism financing? Does creating a list of terrorists and terrorist organizations violate human rights? What is the future of international cooperation in stopping terrorism financing? These questions and more will be addressed during a day-long conference at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. The "World Conference on Combating Terrorist Financing" will be held on Friday, April 11, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the school's Moot Courtroom (A59), 1075 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106.
Case Western Reserve University and its research partners have completed a first-ever study that bolsters findings of a national study confirming the viability of older corneas for transplant.
Does your child need braces? The Department of Orthodontics at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine' is recruiting 250 youth between the ages of 11 and 16 and who qualify to participate as patients in the dental school's discounted braces program that begins in July 2008.
The Senior Class Gift Campaign kicked off its fundraising effort during the Grad Fair last week, offering commemorative t-shirts to those who made a commitment. The event was the first in a series of activities designed to raise support for the campaign, which strives to show undergraduate seniors the impact private support has at the university.
Orphaned children need homes. Victor Groza from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University has been working to reform child welfare systems around the world.
On Friday, April 25, the Case Reserve Athletic Club will induct nine new members into the Hall of Fame, joining the 302 members that have previously been inducted since 1975.
For years, dentists have believed that there is a link between a person's gum and teeth wellness in comparison to overall health. A Research ShowCASE forum -- "Oral 'Fix'ation: Oral-Systemic Health" -- will explore this concept in-depth from 8:30 to 10 a.m., April 17.
How do attitudes towards embryonic stem-cell research shape legal actions? How are international organizations and countries cooperating to fight terrorism financing? These questions are among the many that will be explored during the month of April as part of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law's Spring Lecture Series.