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March 29, 2011

Radiation from Japan Found Locally

In a finding that’s making national headlines, researchers at Case Western Reserve University have detected tiny amounts of Iodine 131 from Japan in rainwater collected from the roof of the A.W. Smith Building. Gerald Matisoff, professor of geology, said the...

March 09, 2011

CWRU Professor’s Work Explains Why Drugs Increase Risk of Heart Attacks and Strokes

New research from a Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine professor shows that medications that have raised safety concerns over heart attack and stroke risks might not have gotten approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) if the...

March 04, 2011

CWRU Researchers Find Improvements to Chemotherapy Drugs

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed a little bomb that promises a big bang for cancer patients. Preliminary tests show an anti-cancer drug loosely attached to gold nanoparticles starts accumulating deep inside tumors within minutes of injection and...

October 27, 2010

CWRU Astronomers Earn ‘Architect Status’ in Sloan Digital Sky Survey

M101 taken from Case Western Reserve University's Burrell Schmitt wide field telescope near Tucson, Ariz. Astronomy professor Heather Morrison and Case Western Reserve Observatory Manager Paul Harding have each been named to “Architect Status” in the newest phase of...

August 17, 2010

University Maintains Strong Undergraduate U.S. News Ranking; Engineering Improves, Climbing Five Spots

Case Western Reserve University maintained its position as one of the nation’s top 50 universities this year in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Colleges” issue. The magazine also reported that the Case School of Engineering climbed five notches to rank 40th this year.

August 09, 2010

Art History Professor Named
Getty Research Institute Scholar for 2011 Study

Anne Helmreich, associate professor of art history, became enthralled with the rise of art galleries and the concept of selling art as a commodity during a course she co-taught with Catherine Scallen, also an associate professor of art history. Helmreich plans to further her research of the history of the art market in the spring semester 2011 at the Getty Research Institute where she has been invited to be a fellow in residence. She will participate in the Institute’s research theme, "The Display of Art."

August 03, 2010

Fulbright Scholar Plans to Research How Ancient Indian Dance Could Help Children with Autism

Ramya Raman (CWR ‘10) plans to use her love and knowledge of Bharatha Natyam dance to connect with autistic children in India as a Fulbright Scholar.

July 13, 2010

CWRU Dental Researchers Discover Human Beta Defensins-3 Ignite in Oral Cancer Growth

Detecting oral cancer in its earliest stages can save the lives of the nearly 40,500 people diagnosed annually. But early detection has been difficult. Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine researchers discovered a biomarker, called human beta defensin-3 (hBD-3), which may serve as an early warning. The defensin is present in all oral cancers and associated with the early stages of oral cancer.

June 28, 2010

Case Western Reserve University Autonomous Lawnmower
Repeats as Champion

In winning their second straight Institute on Navigation’s Autonomous Robotic Lawnmower Competition, Team CWRU Cut's robot edged along an L-shaped fence, and slowed up then mowed around a moving stuffed dog.

June 25, 2010

Imaging Research Program Receives Award

Case Western Reserve University’s imaging research program has received a regional economic development prize for supporting the creation of the medical imaging business cluster in Northeast Ohio.

June 23, 2010

Lucy’s Hominid Forebears Were Upright Walkers

The famous hominid fossil Lucy has family. An announcement Monday in the early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) says the relative -- although 400,000 years older -- was, like Lucy, an advanced upright walker. Three Case Western Reserve University researchers: Yohannes Haile-Selassie, Bruce Latimer and Beverly Saylor, were among an international team of scientists who reported the most complete skeleton so far of a 3.6 million-year-old Lucy species, Australopithecus afarensis.

June 09, 2010

Fulbright Scholar to Use Play Measures Developed at CWRU to Help Ukrainian Orphans

Megan Ritchey Children and workers in Ukrainian orphanages will learn some play skills as Megan Ritchey, a new Case Western Reserve University alumna, heads to Kiev as a Fulbright Scholar. Ritchey has proposed a research project to teach the...

June 04, 2010

Philips Healthcare, State of Ohio Announce Global Advanced Imaging Innovation Center

A $33.5 million commitment by Philips Healthcare and a $5 million Third Frontier grant from the state of Ohio will provide researchers at Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, and Philips an opportunity to create medical imaging systems that will detect disease far earlier and be safer for patients than current methods.

May 25, 2010

Adolescents Cope with Mental Illness Stigmas, Report CWRU Researchers

Living with a mental illness can be a tough experience for adults, but with the increasing numbers of youth diagnosed and taking medications for mood disorders, it can become a time of isolation, according to a study from Case Western Reserve University Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

May 19, 2010

Katie Couric Tours Case Western Reserve Research Lab

Katie Couric visited Sanford “Sandy” Markowitz, MD, PhD, professor and researcher of cancer and genetics, and his research team in his lab Saturday before Commencement to gain a better understanding of the day-to-day research necessary for advancements in colon cancer.

May 18, 2010

New Cornell Endowed Professorship in Pediatric Dentistry Will Be First Chair for Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine

Case Western Reserve University alumnus R. William Cornell, Jr., DDS has made a $1.5 million commitment to endow the first named professorship at the Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine. The Dr. and Mrs. R. William Cornell, Jr. Endowed Professor of Pediatric Dentistry will be the first endowed chair in the history of the school, which was established in 1892.

May 10, 2010

Even Healthy Pregnant Women Need to Worry About Oral Bacteria

Healthy pregnant women can be at risk for pregnancy problems caused by oral bacteria. Researchers from Case Western Reserve University have begun to understand how and which bacteria from the 700 species living in the mouth are responsible for the increasing numbers of preterm and stillbirths.

May 06, 2010

Do Hidden Cognitive Problems Prevent Heart Failure Patients from Managing Their Illness?

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University, Kent State University, Summa Health System and University Hospitals Case Medical Center have received a four-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to find out if subtle or hidden cognitive impairments cause adherence problems in heart failure cases.

School of Medicine Professor Selected to Receive Fulbright Award

Anna Maria Mandalakas, associate professor of pediatrics, global health and diseases, and epidemiology and biostatistics, will soon embark upon an almost one-year journey to aid South African children infected with tuberculosis (TB). The School of Medicine professor has been selected to receive a 2010 U.S. Senior Fulbright Scholarship.

May 05, 2010

Seven Students Find Tackling Environmental Issues by Nonprofits is Challenging Work

Nonprofit organizations can make a difference in environmental matters was the consensus of seven seniors from Case Western Reserve University. Students participated in a new service-learning, capstone course called Environmental Issues & Community Engagement and gained hands-on experience by working with area nonprofit organizations to tackle some tough environmental issues.

Kathryn Lavelle Reflects on Fulbright Experience

Kathryn Lavelle, Ellen and Dixon Long Associate Professor of World Affairs, spent the spring 2010 semester as a visiting research chair in world affairs at the Munk Centre, University of Toronto.

April 29, 2010

New Resin Tested to Stop Dental Decay Before Drilling and Filling

Researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine are testing a new noninvasive resin polymer material to infiltrate tooth enamel to seal and stop the spread of dental decay.

April 27, 2010

Neighborhoods Matter in Shaping Lives, Researcher Says

Growing up in poverty and living in substandard housing brings sensitivity to Anna Maria Santiago's social work research to where people live and how it impacts lives. The Case Western Reserve University campus recently met Santiago, the inaugural holder of the Leona Bevis & Marguerite Haynam Professorship in Community Development at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, during a special reception.

Case Western Reserve University Technology Transfer Outlook Bright for Research-to-Market Licensing

Survey data compiled by a national technology transfer organization shows Case Western Reserve University continuing a leadership role among Ohio universities, hospitals and research institutes by collecting $35.3 million in licensing revenues over a recent three-year period, and the outlook for ongoing strong performance is bright.

April 26, 2010

Department of Civil Engineering Unveils New Lab

The Department of Civil Engineering's new state-of-the-art structures lab, on the east side of the Bingham Building, can mimic the worst mother nature can throw at the built environment while enabling researchers to learn why everything from deep sea structures to soaring towers fail, and how to make them safer and sounder.

April 19, 2010

Case Western Reserve Professor to Lead Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Joseph C. LaManna, professor of physiology and biophysics, neurology and neuroscience at the School of Medicine, has been voted president-elect of the Federation of Associations for Experimental Biology, a major advocacy organization for biological and biomedical research.

April 16, 2010

Researchers Encouraged to Submit Proposals for Johnson & Johnson – CWRU Challenge Grant

Case Western Reserve University Provost W.A. "Bud" Baeslack announces a request for proposals for the Johnson & Johnson – CWRU Innovation Challenge Grant. This is the inaugural year of funding from The Johnson & Johnson – CWRU Innovation Challenge Grant, which was announced to the campus community in February.

April 12, 2010

Study Examines Effectiveness of Telemonitoring Vital Signs

CWRU's University Center on Aging and Health awarded a one-year pilot grant to investigators Elizabeth Madigan from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Rebecca Boxer from the School of Medicine at CWRU, and Amir Poreh from Cleveland State, for the study, "Supporting Self-Management with Telehealth for Patients with Multiple Morbidity."

April 06, 2010

R. Mohan Sankaran Earns Glennan Fellowship

R. Mohan Sankaran, assistant professor of chemical engineering, has earned a Glennan Fellowship.

April 05, 2010

Searching for Brain's Defenses to Ward off Infections,
Prevent Memory Loss

With the aid of funding from the University Center on Aging and Health supported by the President's Strategic Initiative and McGregor Foundation, researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and School of Medicine will look for evidence within the brain for proteins important to the peripheral body's natural defense system against infection from the outside environment.

March 30, 2010

Case Western Reserve Researchers Showcase the A to Zs of 2010 Research Projects April 15

The real, creative and diverse world of research goes on display during Case Western Reserve University's annual Research ShowCASE 2010. The free, public event takes place Thursday, April 15, in Veale Center on the CWRU campus from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

March 19, 2010

Book's Authors Mount a Defense for International Law

When the United States faces an international crisis, can its international law obligations be set aside if the executive branch so chooses? The answer would depend on how one answers another question: Is International law really law? Co-authors Michael P. Scharf, a professor at Case Western Reserve University and Paul R. Williams, a law professor at American University, Washington D.C., take a close look at this controversial matter in their important new book, "Shaping Foreign Policy in Times of Crisis: The Role of International Law and the State Department Legal Adviser" (Cambridge University Press).

March 18, 2010

Duffy-negative Blood Types No Longer Protected
from P. Vivax Malaria

In a paradigm changing discovery, Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax) malaria has been identified in a population historically thought to be resistant to the disease, those who do not express the Duffy blood group protein on their red blood cells, according to researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Pasteur Institute, and the Madagascar Ministry of Health. In a study of more than 600 individuals from eight communities covering the main malaria transmission areas of Madagascar, the researchers found that 10 percent of people experiencing clinical malaria were Duffy-negative and infected with P. vivax. These findings were published in an upcoming issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).

March 16, 2010

Turning Research into Headline News: Tips from the Reporters

Panelists from the session, "Communicating Research Findings to Key Stakeholders: How to Talk with Media Representatives, Government Officials," had some helpful hints for researchers at the nursing school and others across campus.

March 12, 2010

Bioethics Goes to the Movies in Spain for Study Abroad Experience

Case Western Reserve University's International Bioethics Education Program will go to the movies in Spain, May 9-24, to explore major bioethical issues in films like Alejandro Amenabar's The Sea Inside, the story of Raman Sampedro's 30-year struggle to end his life.

March 03, 2010

Newer Cornea Transplant Surgery Shows Short- and Long-term Promise

One year post-surgery, patients who underwent Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) experienced greater cell loss overall compared to those who underwent penetrating keratoplasty (PKP), according to a new analysis of data collected from the Cornea Donor Study (CDS) Investigator Group's 2008 Specular Microscopy Ancillary Study (SMAS). However, the study, published in the March issue of Ophthalmology, showed that cell loss in DSAEK patients plateaued more quickly than in those who underwent PKP. The two procedures are alternative methods of corneal transplant surgery for diseases affecting the back cell layer of the cornea, the endothelium.

March 02, 2010

Nicola Lacetera Earns Glennan Fellowship

The academic fields and disciplines of the 2009-2010 Glennan Fellows vary as widely as the projects in which they are engaged. Learn more about Nicola Lacetera's project.

March 01, 2010

CWRU Author Finds Power in Depression Language
and Analyzes its Impact in "Black Dogs And Blue Words"

Winston Churchill called his own depression his "black dog." Others simply suffer from "the blues." Borrowing from these words, Case Western Reserve University Associate Professor of English Kimberly Emmons found the title for her forthcoming book, "Black Dogs and Blue Words: Depression and Gender in the Age of Self-Care."

February 23, 2010

Research at Case Western Reserve University Examines
What Motivates Blood Donation

There is typically a shortage of donated blood in the United States, and research at Case Western Reserve University is looking for ways of improving the life-saving supply. Nicola Lacetera, assistant professor of economics at the university's Weatherhead School of Management, notes that about 38 percent of Americans are eligible to donate blood and only about 8 percent do. Many of those who donate a first time don't donate again, and there are some population segments which very rarely give blood.

February 17, 2010

Ardiem Medical Obtains Non-Exclusive License for Neuromodulation Technology Developed
at Case Western Reserve University and the FES Center

Ardiem Medical Inc. has obtained a non-exclusive license to make and sell neuromodulation devices based on intellectual property developed at Case Western Reserve University's Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Center in Cleveland.

February 16, 2010

New Material Absorbs, Conserves Oil

Case Western Reserve University researchers have made a material called aerogel. They believe it will effectively clean up spills of all kinds of oils and solvents on factory floors and roadways, rivers and oceans.

February 15, 2010

Cleveland Clinic, CWRU Dental Researcher Finds Switch
That Turns on the Spread of Cancer

Reporting in Nature Cell Biology, researchers describe the discovery of a specific protein called disabled-2 (Dab2) that switches on the process that releases cancer cells from the original tumor and allows the cells to spread and develop into new tumors in other parts of the body. The process called epithelial-mesenchymal transdifferientiation (EMT) has been known to play a role in releasing cells (epithelial cells) on the surface of the solid tumor and transforming them into transient mesenchymal cell: cells with the ability to start to grow a new tumor. Theprocess called epithelial-mesenchymal transdifferientiation (EMT) has been known to play a role in releasing cells (epithelial cells) on the surface of the solid tumor and transforming them into transient mesenchymal cell: cells with the ability to start to grow a new tumor.

February 12, 2010

East Cleveland Wants Change;
CWRU Social Justice Alliance Plans to Help

The Social Justice Alliance and Institute seeks to promote collaborative research, pedagogical innovation and curriculum development, the growth of social justice leaders, and annual programming to foster intellectual inquiry, civic dialogue, and community-bridge building. This new university-wide strategic initiative's debut project focuses on East Cleveland.

February 10, 2010

Older Female Cancer Survivors Have Added Health Issues Compared to Their Counterparts

A recently published study from Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences found 245 older married women who survived cancer had more health problems as compared to a sample of 245 married women without cancer.

February 01, 2010

Case Western Reserve University, Western Reserve Historical Society
Sign Agreement to Begin Library Collaboration

Case Western Reserve University and Western Reserve Historical Society have joined forces to collaborate on a number of library and archival projects to build and enrich the offerings at the two institutions.

January 29, 2010

Mehmet Koyuturk Earns Glennan Fellowship

The academic fields and disciplines of the 2009-2010 Glennan Fellows vary as widely as the projects in which they are engaged. Learn more about Mehmet Koyuturk's project.

January 27, 2010

Case Western Reserve Receives $2.8M to Further Breast Cancer Research

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been awarded six Department of Defense (DOD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) grants for innovative medical research. The grants, totaling nearly $2.8 million, will advance research in the field of breast cancer.

January 25, 2010

New Social Work Professional Association Finds Home at Case Western Reserve University

The newly formed American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) will have its virtual home at Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences over the next three years.

January 22, 2010

Case Western Reserve Research Finds First Oral Bacteria Linking a Mother and Her Stillborn Baby

Yiping Han, a researcher from Department of Periodontics at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, reports the first documented link between a mother with pregnancy-associated gum disease to the death of her fetus.

January 21, 2010

Finding Ways for People with Disabilities to Participate in Research is Goal of Nursing School Study

While the public has made accommodations for 54.4 million people with disabilities, many researchers regularly exclude people who cannot read, hear or write from participating in their research projects. But that's about to change. The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing will develop research tools and strategies to include individuals with vision and hearing impairments in future research. The SMART Center at the nursing school will present its first FIND Lab Workshop from 8 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Thwing Center ballroom.

January 19, 2010

Cornea Cell Density Predictive of Graft Failure at Six Months Post Transplant

A new predictor of cornea transplant success has been identified by the Cornea Donor Study (CDS) Investigator Group. New analysis of data from the 2008 Specular Microscopy Ancillary Study (SMAS), a subset of the CDS, found that the preoperative donor cell count of endothelial cells, previously considered to be an important predictor of a successful transplant, did not correlate with graft success. Instead the study found that a patient’s endothelial cell count six months post-cornea transplant is a better indicator of subsequent failure of the graft rather than the donor’s cell count. These results offer an additional, reliable indicator of success that surgeons can use for monitoring patients at the six-month milestone after transplantation.

January 11, 2010

State Funds Energy Research by Northeast Ohio Businesses and
Case Western Reserve

With State of Ohio funding, researchers at Case Western Reserve University will help businesses in Northeast Ohio build and bring to market better lithium ion batteries and solid oxide fuel cell systems.

January 05, 2010

The Story of Two Great American Painters, "Tom and Jack"

In his new book, "Tom and Jack," Case Western Reserve University American art historian Henry Adams tells the dramatic stories of legendary American painters Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock.

January 04, 2010

Case Western Reserve Researchers Find Patients Discharged from Hospitals on Ventilators and With Cognitive Impairments Have Poor Outcomes

Patients, discharged from hospitals on ventilator support and with cognitive impairments, fare poorly four months later. Researchers from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University report these findings in American Journal of Critical Care.

December 23, 2009

Ardi Discovery is Science's Breakthrough of the Year for 2009

The Science Breakthrough of the Year for 2009 is the discovery and analysis of a 4.4 million-year-old hominid skeleton, nicknamed Ardi, which has rewritten the book on human evolution. Several Case Western Reserve University researchers were involved in the discovery.

December 22, 2009

Entropy Alone Creates Complex Crystals from Simple Shapes, Study Shows

In a study that elevates the role of entropy in creating order, research from the University of Michigan, Case Western Reserve University and Kent State University shows that certain pyramid shapes can spontaneously organize into complex quasicrystals.

December 21, 2009

National Institute of Aging Awards $16 Million to Study Unexplained Anemia in Older Adults

Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center will participate in a consortium of the nation’s leading experts formed to investigate why unexplained anemia is common in older adults. The consortium, which is the result of a $16 million grant awarded by the National Institute on Aging, will spend the next six years conducting clinical trials and translational studies with the goal of developing better treatments.

December 18, 2009

Theorists propose a new way to shine—and a new kind of star

Dying, for stars, has just gotten more complicated. For some stellar objects, the final phase before or instead of collapsing into a black hole may be what a group of physicists is calling an electroweak star.

December 17, 2009

Prestigious NEH Fellowships Aid Humanities Faculty's Book Projects

The National Endowment for the Humanities offered two College of Arts and Sciences faculty members--Ellen G. Landau from art history and Susanne Vees-Gulani from modern languages and literature--prestigious and competitive NEH Fellowships to support their research.

New England Journal of Medicine Publishes Case Western Reserve Review of the "Molecular Basis of Colorectal Cancer"

As researchers and clinicians fervently look for causes and cures for colorectal cancer--simultaneously generating thousands of studies producing more and more promising results – Dr. Sanford Markowitz, professor and researcher of cancer and genetics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and oncologist at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, today published his forward-looking view of the "Molecular Basis of Colorectal Cancer" in the Dec. 17, 2009 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, with co-author, Dr. Monica Bertagnolli, from the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

December 16, 2009

Researchers Take the Inside Route to Halt Bleeding

Blood loss is a major cause of death from roadside bombs to freeway crashes. Traumatic injury, the leading cause of death for people age 4 to 44, often overwhelms the body's natural blood-clotting process. In an effort to enhance the natural process, a team led by Erin Lavik, a new Case Western Reserve University biomedical engineering professor, and her former doctoral student, James P. Bertram, built synthetic platelets that show promise in halting internal and external bleeding. Their work is published in Science Translational Medicine.

December 14, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Grants Option to Startup Thermalin Diabetes Inc. for Insulin Analog Therapies

Case Western Reserve University has granted an 18-month, exclusive option to startup Thermalin Diabetes Inc. regarding a portfolio of insulin analogs. The company must reach certain milestones in order to exercise its option to obtain an exclusive license on therapies designed to help patients with diabetes.

December 10, 2009

Case Western Reserve University's International Resident Affiliate Program Continues Providing Valuable Technology Transfer Experience

The university's Technology Transfer Office, through its International Resident Affiliate Program, provides sponsoring organizations with a way for selected participants to experience first-hand how valuable research can smoothly transfer into commercial enterprise. Technology transfer is a young but emerging concept in much of Europe.

Case Western Reserve Researchers New Pathway Discovery Published as 'Paper of the Week'

Case Western Reserve University researchers, from the School of Medicine's Department of Nutrition, discovered two new metabolic pathways by which products of lipid peroxidation and some drugs of abuse, known as 4-hydroxyacids, are metabolized. The pathways were identified by a combination of metabolomics and mass isotopomer analysis. The findings shed new light on the mechanism of action of the drug of abuse gamma-hydroxybutyrate, also known as “the date rape drug.” The manuscript published in the November 27 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry was named a "Paper of the Week." Such papers are chosen from the top one percent of all articles submitted to the prestigious peer-reviewed journal. This type of rare breakthrough sets the ground work for future discoveries.

December 09, 2009

Modeling Drug Use in a Virtual City Has Potential to Shape Policies

Anthropologist Lee Hoffer watches drug deals in a virtual city neighborhood on his computer at Case Western Reserve University. But, what looks like a computer game are real drug activities constructed from research data Hoffer has collected from fieldwork with heroin dealers. Hoffer's model has brought about innovative ways of thinking about heroin use and the illegal market distributing the drug.

December 07, 2009

Mandel School Professor Testifies Before U.S. House Subcommittee on Foreclosure Crisis

Claudia Coulton, co-director of Case Western Reserve University's Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, in testimony Monday before a congressional committee suggested steps to ease to nation's foreclosure crisis.

December 03, 2009

Case Western Reserve Faculty Helping to Research Obseity Trends, Solutions in China

Li Li, associate professor of family medicine and associate director for prevention research in the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Nathan A. Berger, Hanna-Payne Professor of Experimental Medicine, co-director of The Aging Cancer Research Program and director of the Center for Science, Health and Society at Case Western Reserve, were featured participants in the Fourth International Symposium on Community Health and Family Medicine in Shanghai, Zhabei, on Nov. 11. The Case Western Reserve physicians met with Shanghai government officials, physicians from Zhabei and public health faculty from Fudan University to analyze data from the Zhabei 2020 health survey to further define changes and the relation of energy balance, obesity and cancer, and to design more effective cancer screening, prevention and control strategies.

December 02, 2009

Poverty Center Finds Home Purchase Loans Drop in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County

An analysis of home mortgage data by Case Western Reserve University's Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development finds that home purchase loans have been stalled with a fall in conventional mortgage lending, with the eastern side of Cleveland and the inner-ring suburbs experiencing "drastic declines," according to the center's November 2009 "Behind the Numbers" report.

November 30, 2009

Taking Care of Unfinished Business at the End of Life is the Focus of Research Nursing and Psychology Collaborations

Hospice workers have watched patients emerge from comas and cling to life long enough to tell someone they love or forgive them. This phenomenon of taking care of unfinished business has been observed, but researchers from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and the College of Arts and Sciences will begin groundbreaking studies to understand what drives the dying to live long enough to resolve these issues.

November 25, 2009

Mandel School Professor Looks at Roles Schools Play in Revitalizing Cities

Before families with young children buy a new home, many parents want to know the quality of the neighborhood public schools. For that reason, Mark Joseph, assistant professor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, examines how public schools also have a role in the revitalizing urban neighborhoods--especially neighborhoods where new mixed-income developments are being built.

November 24, 2009

Case Western Reserve University's Great Lakes Energy Institute Looking Forward to Ohio's Big Task—Advancing Energy

Selection of Case Western Reserve University as one of Ohio's Centers of Excellence in advanced energy has positioned the Great Lakes Energy Institute for collaborative efforts as Ohio strives to become a leader in wind, solar, storage and fuel cell technologies.

November 23, 2009

Case Western Reserve School of Medicine Receives a Robert Wood Johnson Grant to Establish a Public Health Practice Based Research Network

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received a Robert Wood Johnson grant to fund a Public Health Practice Based Research Network called The Ohio Research Association for Public Health Improvement (RAPHI). The grant, $90,000 over two years, was one of 7 practice-based research networks awarded this year, making the School of Medicine one of only 12 networks in the country.

November 18, 2009

NSF Supports Case Western Reserve University's IDEAL

A program at Case Western Reserve University to encourage career advancement of women and underrepresented minority men in sciences and engineering is expanding to five public institutions of higher education through a three-year, nearly $1 million National Science Foundation grant.

November 16, 2009

Campus Community Can Learn More about Ardi During Free Talk on Nov. 18

Charles Darwin knew humans evolved, but it's possible even he couldn't have imagined finding a transitional form like the recently discovered Ardipithecus ramidus fossil Ardi, which was discovered by Cleveland-area scientists. The scientists will discuss their findings in a free talk on November 18.

KSL Adapts to Research, Instructional Needs of Campus Community

The Kelvin Smith Library(KSL) adapts to the research and instructional needs of Case Western Reserve University by leveraging partnerships within research centers or interdisciplinary areas. Part two of an ongoing series.

November 13, 2009

Tianjin University in China and Case Western Reserve University Partner to Enhance Educational Experiences

Case Western Reserve has welcomed Tianjin University President Gong Ke for the signing of an agreement encouraging exchange of students between the two institutions beginning in the summer semester of 2010. The agreement is likely to be the first formal step toward greater collaboration between Case Western Reserve and Tianjin, one of China's important national universities, particularly in engineering.

November 12, 2009

Science Wins Fight Over Evolution in Schools, Says Case Western Reserve University Author

If you want to understand how evolution has played a role in challenging the constitutionality of the separation of church and state, Mano Singham from Case Western Reserve University provides a concise and chronological history in his new book, God vs. Darwin: the War between Evolution and Creationism in the Classroom.

November 11, 2009

Recording the Histories of Flora Stone Mather Women

Six students in American Studies Professor Gladys Haddad's SAGES seminar, "Women's Education at CWRU: The Flora Stone Mather Oral History Project," will learn historical research by taking in-depth oral histories of six alumnae.

Case Western Reserve is Participating Site in Newly-launched National Volunteer Recruitment Registry Launch of Researchmatch.org

People within the Cleveland community who want to participate in research studies can now connect online with researchers nationwide by joining ResearchMatch.org. ResearchMatch is a not-for-profit website that brings together researchers and people who are willing to learn more about research studies in a secure and convenient manner. Case Western Reserve University is one of the 51 institutions participating in this first national, disease-neutral, volunteer recruitment registry.

November 09, 2009

Biblical Literacy by Timothy Beal Provides All-time Greatest Biblical Hits

Case Western Reserve University's Florence Harkness Professor of Religion Timothy Beal writes about what he calls the Bible's "greatest cultural hits" in his new book, Biblical Literacy: the Essential Bible Stories Everyone Needs to Know.

November 06, 2009

Virtual Coaching to Help Patients Talk to Doctors

Millions of people suffer from chronic ailments like heart disease, high blood pressure or diabetes, and need critical information from their healthcare providers to manage those diseases. But, sometimes patients find it uncomfortable asking a doctor of another age, gender or race for information. Hopefully virtual coaching under development through a new National Institutes of Health grant to the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University will improve communications.

November 04, 2009

Collecting Relics from Turkish Hillsides Provide Introduction to Archaeological Work as Participants in Antiquities Project

The rugged terrain of Turkey's Taurus Mountains served as a site last summer for two Case Western Reserve University faculty members from the classics department to introduce four students to archaeological field work.

November 03, 2009

102-Year-Old Retired Physician Pledges $750,000 to Support Communicable Disease Research

Amy Kuhn Feldstein, M.D. (FSM '28, MED '31) has made a $750,000 will commitment to the Case Western Reserve University. Her bequest will create the Amy Kuhn Feldstein, M.D. Faculty Fellowship that will support research for the prevention and treatments of communicable disease, such as HIV/AIDS.

November 02, 2009

Case Western Reserve to Lead $14.7M NIH SPRINT Study Network in Ohio

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received a $14.7 million, nine-year contract from the National Institutes of Health to be one of five institutions to lead a trial to determine if lowering systolic blood pressure in hypertensive patients, without diabetes, to below the currently recommended level can reduce the incidence of cardiovascular and kidney disease and slow cognitive decline.

October 27, 2009

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Receives $3.7 Million in Federal Stimulus Funding

The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing (FPB) at Case Western Reserve University was recently awarded $3.7 million in six stimulus grants from various federal offices to fund innovative research and academic programs. Funded projects include establishing a new center...

October 26, 2009

School of Medicine Names Inaugural Jeffrey L. Ponsky, M.D., Professorship in Surgical Education

Case Western Reserve University has announced the appointment of Conor P. Delaney, M.D., Ph.D., as the inaugural occupant of the Jeffrey L. Ponsky, M.D., Professorship in Surgical Education and Director of the School of Medicine's new Center for Surgical Skills Training.

Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Bioptigen Establish Exclusive Licensing Agreement

Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center have granted to Bioptigen, of Research Triangle Park, N.C ., an exclusive intellectual property licensing agreement for Fourier domain optical coherence tomography (FDOCT), an imaging technology developed from research at the university's Department of Biomedical Engineering.

October 21, 2009

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Launches Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods, Receives $790,000 CDC Grant

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine announces the establishment of the CWRU Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods (PRCHN), a collaborative research center to address common health issues faced in disadvantaged urban neighborhoods in and around Greater Cleveland.

Sustainability Lessons Abound This Week on Campus

More than 10 departments across campus have some special activities planned for the Sustainability "Teach-in" today and tomorrow. Interwoven into lessons is information about how individuals can contribute to protecting limited resources now and in the future.

October 20, 2009

Stimulus Projects Designed to Heal, Prevent and Restore

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University's Department of Biomedical Engineering have been awarded more than $3.5 million in National Institutes of Health stimulus grants aimed at improving human health and economic development.

Case Western Reserve Awarded $1.57M for Corneal Infection Research

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have been awarded a $1.57 million renewal grant from the National Eye Institute (NEI) of the National Institutes of Health to continue their study of corneal infections, specifically, bacterial keratitis, associated with contact lens wear. The grant will extend the work initiated last year with the receipt of a $2.4 million, five-year grant from the NEI.

October 13, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Receives $20.5 Million

Case Western Reserve University has received a $20.5 million gift from Donald Goodman, DDS (DEN '45) and Ruth Weber Goodman. The Donald J. and Ruth Weber Goodman Philanthropic Fund will reside at the University and the Cleveland Foundation. Income will be used to support education and research programs at the schools of medicine and dental medicine.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Researchers Receive $1.25M from NIMH to Study Schizophrenia

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received $1.25 million from the National Institutes of Mental Health, part of the National Institutes of Health, to study schizophrenia from an interdisciplinary standpoint. The grant, to be funded over four years, includes three project investigators from three different practice areas.

October 09, 2009

Federal Stimulus Funding Flows to Case Western Reserve University's Research

Case Western Reserve University, as of Friday, Oct. 9, has received 109 federal stimulus awards worth about $49 million for research addressing a wide array of public needs and aiming to enhance economic development and job creation in Northeast Ohio.

October 08, 2009

Libraries Support Research, Scholarship Endeavors of Campus Community

Over the next several months, Case Daily will run a series of stories focusing on how the Case Western Reserve University libraries support the research and scholarship endeavors of faculty, students and staff.

October 05, 2009

A Recipe for Controlling Carbon Nanotubes

A pair of Case Western Reserve University researchers mixed metals commonly used to grow nanotubes and found that the composition of the catalyst can control the chirality.

Parents with Autistic Infants to try Responsive Teaching
at Case Western Reserve University in New Study

While infant and toddler brains are rapidly developing, a window of opportunity exists to reduce the impact of autism, which now affects one of every 150 children born in the United States. Gerald Mahoney, director of the Center on Interventions for Children and Families at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences of Case Western Reserve University, received a three-year, $780,000 grant from the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development.

Case Western Reserve University Discovers Merkel Cell Originates from Skin, Not the Neural Crest

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine assistant professor of pediatrics, neurosciences and otolaryngology, Stephen M. Maricich, M.D., Ph.D., and his team found that Merkel cells originate in the skin, not the neural crest lineage, as previously speculated.

October 01, 2009

Scientists Unveil Remains of Hominid in Transition from Four-Legged Climber to Upright Walker

Scientists from Northeast Ohio are helping rewrite the book on human evolution. In 11 papers being published in the journal Science, Friday, Oct. 2, researchers describe the oldest hominid skeleton discovered to date--a possible human ancestor in the midst of changing from climbing on all fours to walking upright. Several of the researchers are from Case Western Reserve University.

September 30, 2009

Art Historian Observes China's Growth in Art Museums During Fulbright-Luce Fellowship

As Art Historian David Carrier drank his coffee and tapped into the Internet at a Starbucks in Beijing, he thought about how the Western world has exported many things to the Far East, from fast-food hamburgers, coffee lattes and pizza to the cultural highbrow of the public art museum. An account of his observations of China's burgeoning art museums will appear in the article, "Some Museums in China, Macau, and Taiwan," for the October issue of Curator.

September 25, 2009

Prestigious $4.9M NIH Grant Awarded to Case Western Reserve for Colon Cancer Research

A prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) Transformative R01 Program grant for $4.9 million has been awarded to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The five-year grant will fund research to identify patients' inborn genetic susceptibility to the development of colon cancer metastasis. Case Western Reserve was one of only 42 recipients of this competitive new grant designed to support exceptionally innovative, high risk, original and/or unconventional research projects that have the potential to create or overturn fundamental paradigms.

September 22, 2009

Healthcare Leaders in Nursing to Meet at Case Western Reserve University for Doctor of Nurse Practice Conference

When you think of an entrepreneur, a nurse usually isn't the first professional that comes to mind. But a panel of business-thinking graduates of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing(FPB) hope to change that. They will share their knowledge and experiences about nurse professionals starting businesses during a daylong conference, "Global Nursing Education: The Role of the Professional Doctorate."

September 21, 2009

Doctoral Project Finds Poetry Transcends Life's Burdens

Caregivers of family members with dementia put their pens to paper, wrote poetry and found it beneficial in helping them cope.

Two Undergraduates Win Honorable Mention at
2009 Society of Mathematical Biology Meeting

Two undergraduate students who've teamed up to model and predict regulators in a signaling pathway important for certain cancers, won honorable mention for their poster explaining their research at the 2009 Society of Mathematical Biology meeting.

September 18, 2009

University Librarian Prepares to Retire

When Joanne Eustis arrived at Case Western Reserve University in August 1998, students and faculty were trying to find the best information and resources to support their teaching, research, and scholarship. As she approaches her retirement later this fall, Eustis says that same sentiment still holds true.

September 17, 2009

Director of Institute for Transformative Molecular Medicine, Inaugural Robert S. and Sylvia K. Reitman Family Foundation Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Innovation Announced

Pamela B. Davis, M.D., Ph.D., dean of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, announced today the appointment of Jonathan S. Stamler, M.D., as the inaugural director of the Institute for Transformative Molecular Medicine and the first to hold the Robert S. and Sylvia K. Reitman Family Foundation Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Innovation.

September 16, 2009

University Art Historian Offers DVD Lecture Tour on London's National Gallery

Of the world's great art museums, the Louvre in Paris and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City had been explored and explained through The Teaching Company's DVD courses. The next great museum left in the "Museum Masterpieces" series was London's National Gallery. Catherine B. Scallen, a university art historian, recently got the nod to do her second course with the company.

September 03, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Ranks in Top 15
of Washington Monthly College Rankings

Washington Monthly ranks Case Western Reserve University in the top six percent of U.S. national universities in its 2009 College Rankings edition. Out of 258 schools rated, Case Western Reserve is listed at number 15, the top Ohio school represented...

August 31, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Receives $4M
from the National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
to Fund the Center for Synchrotron Biosciences

The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine recently received a $4 million grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to fund the Case Center for Synchrotron Biosciences.

August 18, 2009

Infants Prenatally Exposed to Cocaine Reach Their Teens

Sonia Minnes, an assistant professor from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and now the lead researcher in phase four of a long-term study of cocaine exposed children, has received a five-year, nearly $5 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

August 05, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Intelligence Expert Receives Kudos from Mensa

Infants who excel at processing new information at 6- and 12-months-old, typically excel in intelligence and academic achievements as young adults in their 20's, according to a study directed by Case Western Reserve University Psychologist Joseph Fagan.

July 31, 2009

History Department's Besse Fellow Expands Baseball History Entry for Encyclopedia of Cleveland History

As the Ralph M. Besse Fellow in the Department of History, Stephanie Liscio has spent the past year updating entries and adding new ones for the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History and expanded offerings related to the city's Negro League baseball history. The league was the first official professional black baseball league in the country.

July 29, 2009

Mandel School Assistant Professor Testifies on Public Housing Research

Members of the U. S. House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity heard about "impressive successes" and "deep challenges" faced by Chicago residents as they move from massive low-income housing projects to mixed-income housing developments. The Mandel School's Mark Joseph testified before the committee.

July 22, 2009

White Paper Examines Homelessness and Risks for Homelessness Among Cuyahoga County's Families

> An estimated 15 percent (11,799) of Cuyahoga County's children are living one step away from homelessness, according to a new report released by Case Western Reserve University's Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. These children live with a grandparent or someone else and about 75 percent of the children without their parents.

July 21, 2009

New University Center on Aging and Health Grants Inspire New Research on Aging

The University Center on Aging and Health in the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing recently received money from the President's Strategic Initiatives Fund with support from the McGregor Foundation. The funding enabled the center to launch a new initiative to help faculty members undertake research projects.

July 15, 2009

Case School of Engineering to Build Nitinol Research and Education Specialty

The Case School of Engineering recently received $1.2 million to purchase a range of new instruments to add to their research tools. The instruments will enable them to examine the effects of changes in Nitinol compositions on performance for a range of temperatures, stresses and desired shape variations.

June 30, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Receives $5M from Third Frontier Commission for the Center For Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine

> The Center for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine, comprised of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, and Athersys, Inc., has received $5 million from Ohio's Third Frontier Commission under the Research Commercialization Program. The funding will help support new and innovative stem cell technologies including two commercial, four emerging and three pilot projects. This funding will be matched by each of the projects to create a $10 million grant benefiting stem cell and regenerative medicine in Ohio.

June 15, 2009

NIH Funds $9.5 Million for Research on HIV and the Human Innate Immune System

Studying how the mouth wards off diseases will have implications for understanding overall how people stay healthy. The Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine will use a five-year, $9.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research—the largest grant ever in the dental school's 117-year history— to study oral health as one of the human body's frontline defenses against infections.

June 09, 2009

Treating Gum Disease Helps Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers

People who suffered from gum disease and also had a severe form of rheumatoid arthritis reduced their arthritic pain, number of swollen joints and the degree of morning stiffness when they cured their dental problems. Researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and University Hospitals of Cleveland reported on this new intervention for arthritis in the Journal of Periodontology.

May 28, 2009

Third Frontier Grant to Case Western Reserve University’s Great Lakes Energy Institute to Fund First Turbine Research Center on U.S. Campus

School of Engineering to install three wind turbines on or near campus The Ohio Third Frontier Commission Wright Projects Program has recommended awarding a $3 million grant to Case Western Reserve University's Case School of Engineering and its Great Lakes...

May 26, 2009

Who Should Women Lean on for Support in Their Recovery from Addiction

The words from "Lean on Me" ring true for those recovering from substance abuse problems. Elizabeth M. Tracy, professor from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, wants to examine exactly who are in those networks and how they either help or hinder recovery.

May 22, 2009

Momentum: New School of Medicine Chair Memorializes Founder of Department of Family Medicine

The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received a combined commitment of $1.75 million to create the Jack H. Medalie Chair in Home-Centered Health Care. Initiated with a challenge grant from an anonymous donor, this professorship has been completed with gifts from additional donors committed to celebrating the legacy of Jack H. Medalie, M.D., M.P.H.

May 20, 2009

Momentum: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Receives Nearly $1 Million Grant to Study Recovery Mechanisms in Teens Facing Addiction

The John Templeton Foundation has awarded Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine a $942,307 grant to support the work of Maria E. Pagano, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry.

May 08, 2009

$1.5 Million Cleveland Foundation Grant Continues to Build Proteomics Infrastructure at Case Western Reserve University

The Cleveland Foundation has made a $1.5 million grant to the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine to support second-phase funding for the Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics. The grant will allow the school to continue to build strength in a field that is a cornerstone of the future of medical care--proteomics, the study of proteins and their changes in disease.

May 01, 2009

The Great Lakes Energy Development Task Force Releases Final Feasibility Study on Offshore Wind Pilot Project

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason, chair of the Great Lakes Energy Development Task Force, along with Ronn Richard, president and CEO of The Cleveland Foundation, Norman Tien, dean of the Case School of Engineering, and Ralf Krueger, CEO of juwi Wind US Corporation (operating locally also as JW Great Lakes Wind LLC), announced the release of a year-long Feasibility Study on an offshore wind turbine Pilot Project in Lake Erie.

April 29, 2009

East Cleveland Partnership for Community and School Engagement Earns Community Outreach Grant

Faculty, students and staff from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences are working with community leaders and residents in East Cleveland, Ohio, on a housing survey and parental school patrols. Their efforts have earned them a Community Outreach Grant.

April 28, 2009

Three Honored in Goldwater Scholarship Competition

A third-year Case Western Reserve University biomedical engineering student, working with campus researchers on deep brain stimulation, has earned the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship in this year's competition, sponsored by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

April 23, 2009

Behind the Doors of Anatomy Class

Until Dissection, Photographs of a Rite of Passage in American Medicine 1880-1930 by James Edmonson from Case Western Reserve University and John Harley Warner from Yale University was published by Blast Books this month, what happened in dissection classes remained largely behind closed doors, far from the public's view.

April 16, 2009

Intersections Symposium to Feature Research of More than 400 Undergraduates

More than 400 Case Western Reserve University undergraduates are participating in the annual Intersections: SOURCE Undergraduate Symposium and Poster Session from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, April 17, in Thwing Center. The campus community is invited to stop by to view some of the innovative and creative research being conducted by undergraduates. The projects represent numerous academic disciplines.

April 15, 2009

Research ShowCASE to Feature Traditional Panel Discussions, Digital Options

Several panel discussions about the economy and children, research on teaching and learning, and advanced energy for Northeast Ohio will take center stage during Research ShowCASE. several Research ShowCASE forums, as well as the keynote presentation, will be streamed into Second Life, recorded and available online following the event.

April 14, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Engineers Hit Pay Dirt Playing with Clay

A watery, mud-like substance has hit pay dirt for Case Western Reserve University engineering professor David Schiraldi and his research group. The researchers have created a line of patented foam-like and environmentally friendly polymers, called clay aerogel composites that can take on the shape and size of any container that can hold water— from ice cube trays to rubber ducky molds to clam-shell packaging molds that hold and ship electronics.

April 10, 2009

Research ShowCASE to Feature Dozens of Interactive Displays

Although Research ShowCASE is known for its hundreds of poster displays, the event also features interactive displays. The Case Western Reserve and local communities are invited to check them out during this year's event, which takes place Thursday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Veale Convocation Center.

April 09, 2009

University Researchers Have Opportunity to Apply for Federal Stimulus Funding

As the United States tries to get back on track during an economic downturn, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) offers Case Western Reserve University researchers an opportunity to demonstrate how their projects can contribute to improving the economy.

April 02, 2009

Podcast of City Club Speech on School of Medicine Research Available Online

Pamela B. Davis, M.D., Ph.D., dean of Case Western Reserve University's, recently shared just a few highlights from the groundbreaking research taking place at the school with a City Club of Cleveland audience.

March 31, 2009

New Research to be Spotlighted in Case Western Reserve University's Research ShowCASE on April 16

Using electronic games to relieve post-surgical pain in teens, developing a new telescope system to search for extraterrestrial intelligence and many more research projects will be on display during Case Western Reserve University's Research ShowCASE 2009. The free, public event takes place Thursday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Veale Convocation Center, 2128 Adelbert Road on the Case Western Reserve University campus.

March 27, 2009

Sessions Provide Update on University's Revised Policies on Conflicts of Interest

Case Western Reserve University’s Board of Trustees last month approved a new conflict of interest policy developed at the initiative of President Barbara R. Snyder and with extensive consultation with constituencies across the campus.

March 17, 2009

JumpStart and Case Technology Ventures Invest in Neuros Medical

JumpStart Inc., the Northeast Ohio venture development organization that accelerates the progress of high growth early-stage businesses, and Case Technology Ventures, a pre-seed stage venture capital and technology validation fund at Case Western Reserve University, recently announced an investment commitment of $375,000 in Neuros Medical, Inc., a Cleveland company commercializing neurostimulation technology developed at Case Western Reserve University.

March 16, 2009

Undergraduate Students Encouraged to Submit Abstracts for Intersections Symposium

Case Western Reserve University undergraduates are encouraged to present their research during the annual Intersections: SOURCE Undergraduate Symposium and Poster Session.

March 12, 2009

Case Western Reserve Student Earns U.N. Internship

The month of March is designated as Women's History Month, and a Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences student is devoting several months to working for the betterment of women worldwide.

February 24, 2009

School of Medicine and Cleveland Museum of Natural History to Create New Center for Environmental Health and Human Ecology

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine 's Department of Environmental Health Sciences have partnered to establish a Center for Environmental Health and Human Ecology. Museum and School of Medicine leaders recently signed a memorandum of understanding to create the new center. The agreement will allow the two organizations to provide public education and conduct research on environmental and human health issues.

February 20, 2009

Project Submissions Up
for Research ShowCASE 2009

The Case Western Reserve University community should expect to see even more thought-provoking projects on display at this year's Research ShowCASE. That's because organizers have received a record number of more than 600 project proposals.

February 19, 2009

Two Case Western Reserve Professors Awarded Sloan Research Fellowships

Roberto Fernandez Galan, assistant professor of neuroscience, and Thomas Gray, assistant professor of chemistry, have been selected as 2009 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows.

January 30, 2009

Gregory Tochtrop Awarded Glennan Fellowship

The academic fields and disciplines of the 2008-09 Glennan Fellows vary as widely as the projects in which they are engaged. Today, learn about Gregory Tochtrop's chemistry project.

January 28, 2009

All Schools, Departments Invited to Submit Proposals for Research ShowCASE

From history to medicine to music, all academic fields represented at Case Western Reserve University involve some sort of research. That's why the organizers of Research ShowCASE 2009 are encouraging wide-ranging projects and scholarship for this year's event.

January 27, 2009

NIH Awards Case Western Reserve $1.33M to Improve Informatics Support for Clinical and Translational Scientists

Case Western Reserve University has been awarded a two-year contract for $1.33 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund a pilot project that will expand informatics support for investigators, providing improved collaboration and sharing of information between investigators from multiple disciplines.

January 23, 2009

Leena Palomo Awarded Glennan Fellowship

The academic fields and disciplines of the 2008-09 Glennan Fellows vary as widely as the projects they are engaged in. Today, learn about Leena Palomo's periodontal video game.

January 08, 2009

Case Western Reserve Professor Explores Schistosomiasis Elimination in NEJM Perspective

In today's issue of The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), schistosomiasis expert Charles H. King M.D., professor of international health at the Center for Global Health and Diseases at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine concludes global eradication of schistosomiasis is feasible if the current infection control strategy shifts to a proactive, comprehensive elimination strategy. King supports the community-based trial by Wang et al. as a viable model for interrupting disease transmission by using a combination strategy, including supplementary education and sanitation, with many secondary environmental benefits.

January 06, 2009

Kelly McMann Awarded Glennan Fellowship

The academic fields and disciplines of the 2008-09 Glennan Fellows vary as widely as the projects they are engaged in. Today, learn about Kelly McMann's political science project.

December 19, 2008

Case Western Reserve Law Professor and Students Play Key Role in Preparation for "Killing Fields Trials" in Cambodia

In just a few months, five leaders of the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime will go on trial before the U.N.-established war crimes Tribunal in Cambodia (known as the ECCC). Case Western Reserve University School of Law's globe-trotting professor Michael Scharf and two of his students recently traveled to Phnom Penh to help the ECCC prepare for the historic "Killing Fields Trials."

December 15, 2008

Case Western Reserve Improves Campus Climate for Women; Many Academic Environments Not as Supportive of Wives, Mothers

While academia in general applauds what's been coined as "daddy privilege," Robert Drago, lead researcher of a study on the work-life issues faced by female faculty members, said he found that women report removing wedding rings and covering up other evidence of their marital status during job interviews at universities. They also hide that they are mothers, he said. Drago, the author of Striking a Balance: Work, Family, Life and three related books, gave the keynote lecture at Case Western Reserve University's 5th Annual Provost's Leadership Retreat hosted by President Barbara Snyder and Provost W. A. "Bud" Baeslack.

December 12, 2008

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine uncovers genetic basis for a number of birth defects affecting development of the heart and head

A multidisciplinary research team at Case Western Reserve University led by Gary Landreth, Ph.D., a professor in the School of Medicine’s Department of Neurosciences, has uncovered a common genetic pathway for a number of birth defects that affect the development of the heart and head. Abnormal development of the jaw, palate, brain and heart are relatively common congenital defects and frequently arise due to genetic errors that affect a key developmental pathway.

December 05, 2008

Lisa Huisman Koops Awarded Glennan Fellowship

The academic fields and disciplines of the 2008-09 Glennan Fellows vary as widely as the projects they are engaged in. Today, learn about Lisa Huisman Koops and her music study.

December 03, 2008

For Children in Case Western Reserve University Psychology Study, it's Time to Play

Preschool visitors between the ages of 4 and 6 to the Cleveland Children's Museum (CMC) will be invited to participate in a new study from the Department of Psychology at Case Western Reserve University to boost creativity and imagination in free play.

November 21, 2008

New MacArthur Research Network to Examine Impact of Aging Society

What does society and the country need when the "walker" generation outnumbers the "stroller" crowd? With aging baby boomers outpacing new births, a solution to this dilemma may require an intergenerational focus, according to Robert H. Binstock, Ph.D., professor of aging, health and society at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

November 20, 2008

Glennan Fellows Work Toward Developing New Programs for Undergraduate Education

The academic fields and disciplines of the 2008-09 Glennan Fellows vary as widely as the projects they are engaged in. Today, learn about Darin Croft's project.

November 17, 2008

Case Western Reserve University Student presents original research at 19th Annual Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates

Madhumitha Ravikumar, a senior majoring in biomedical engineering and pre-medicine at Case Western Reserve University, gave a podium presentation at the prestigious Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates at the Argonne National Laboratory. The 19th annual symposium was attended by nearly 500 students, faculty and other researchers from around the world.

November 11, 2008

Case Western Reserve University research shows light stimulation restores breathing

Individuals with spinal cord injury at the top of the spine (location C-3 or above) have a hard time breathing. The spinal cord injury, a lesion in the spine, prevents the brain from sending messages to the nerves that operate the diaphragm. As a result, the diaphragm has a difficult time working and therefore the individual has a hard breathing.

November 10, 2008

Research partnership between Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and Hospice of Western Reserve works to improve the lives of caregivers of dying family members

A community partnership between the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University and the Hospice of the Western Reserve has designed a new assessment tool to guide social workers in helping caregivers of older adults who are dying at home.

November 07, 2008

Hungarian physicist is latest international resident affiliate in Technology Transfer at Case Western Reserve University

Tamás Csörgő, a scientific adviser and member of the Scientific Council at the KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, has been named the second resident affiliate in the Office of Technology Transfer's International Resident Affiliates Program at Case Western Reserve University.

November 06, 2008

Case Western Reserve University's Poverty Center at Mandel School assists county in assessing readiness for school for children in child care

Case Western Reserve University's Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development is assessing the school readiness of children in child care facilities, designated by Cuyahoga County as part of the Invest in Children's Universal Pre-Kindergarten pilot program.

November 05, 2008

Biomedical engineering professor receives prestigious Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging Award

Eben Alsberg, assistant professor of biomedical engineering and orthopedic surgery, has been named a 2008 Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging by the Ellison Medical Foundation. Case Western Reserve University was invited to nominate two faculty members to submit a proposal, and Alsberg was one of those nominated for this award after an internal competition. National competition was strong, with only 25 awards being granted out of 97 applicants.

November 03, 2008

Case Western Reserve University Sees Significant Improvement in Women in Science and Engineering

Case Western Reserve University has advanced the number of women teaching--and in leadership positions--in the sciences and engineering by more than 17 percent over the last four years.

October 30, 2008

Case Western Reserve University professors call for regulation of Electronic Health Records

Cost and security concerns about bringing health care record keeping into the 21st century through electronic health records (EHR) have led to a call for an effective regulatory and oversight system from a pair of Case Western Reserve University professors.

October 23, 2008

Case Western Reserve University's Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative funds pilot studies

The Case Western Reserve University Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) has announced the recipients of its 2008 Pilot Project grants. Seven researchers received pilot awards totaling $430,143 from the CTSC to fund early clinical studies in translational science.

October 21, 2008

School of Medicine assistant professor receives NIH Director's New Innovator Award

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced that Brian Cobb, assistant professor of pathology at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, is a 2008 NIH Director's New Innovator Award Recipient. As one of only 31 grant awardees in the nation, Cobb will receive a grant of $2.35 million over five years for his research program.

October 17, 2008

Center for Layered Polymeric Systems sponsors first industrial showcase at Case Western Reserve University

The National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center for Layered Polymeric Systems (CLiPS) is presenting its first Industrial Showcase on Tuesday, October 21, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Kent Hale Smith Building.

October 16, 2008

East Cleveland children dance for a healthier lifestyle on new nursing school study

Approximately 20 children from Mayfair Elementary School in East Cleveland will bounce to the dance beat this school year in a new study by a faculty member of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University.

Three-dimensional nanoimaging process provides detailed look at physical properties of liquid crystals

Charles Rosenblatt, professor of physics and macromolecular science at Case Western Reserve University, and his research group have developed a method of 3D optical imaging of anisotropic fluids such liquid crystals, with volumetric resolution one thousand times smaller than existing techniques. A research paper detailing the team's findings appeared in the September 21 advanced online publication of Nature Physics. The print version will be available soon.

October 13, 2008

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University Find that Age-Related Macular Degeneration slowed by drug "candidate"

Research results from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine show that the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is markedly slowed in new laboratory-engineered mice when they received treatments of retinylamine, a trial drug that has been tested in a medical school lab. AMD is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 years of age and older.

Case Western Reserve University theoretical and experimental physicists create "Blackmax"

A team of theoretical and experimental physicists, with participants from Case Western Reserve University, have designed a new black hole simulator called BlackMax to search for evidence that extra dimensions might exist in the universe.

October 10, 2008

South Pole Telescope team uses new method to discover clusters of galaxies far, far away

Scientists have studied the night sky for thousands of years searching for clues to help them understand the universe. The South Pole Telescope (SPT) team, including Case Western Reserve University professor John Ruhl and graduate student Zachary Staniszewski, achieved a major milestone toward using a new technique to probe the most mysterious component of the universe, dark energy.

October 08, 2008

Dinosaurs, ancient brains and more on agenda for International Paleontology Conference

Paleontologist Darin Croft from the department of anatomy in the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine will be the host committee chair for the annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, October 15-18. This is the first time SVP has held its meeting in Cleveland.

October 07, 2008

Virtual worlds hold promise to reduce real world pain at the dentist

Escaping into a virtual world of Second Life is showing promise as a way to divert real world pain when visiting the dentist, according to a thesis project at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine.

October 06, 2008

Two from Department of Geological Sciences to Present Research at National Conference

Gerald Matisoff, chair of the department of geological sciences, and Peter Whiting, professor of geological sciences, are both presenting research today at the 2008 Joint Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies in Houston.

October 03, 2008

NIH Selects Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine to Participate in National Children's Study

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been awarded $26 million in funding to participate in The National Children's Study, the National Institutes of Health's comprehensive study on the interaction of genes and the environment on children's health.

Late inventor and engineering alumnus subject of Oscar-buzzworthy feature film

Case Western Reserve University alumnus Robert W. Kearns, the independent inventor of the intermittent windshield wiper system, is the subject of a new film opening today. Kearns used one of the university's labs to work on the wiper system while he also completed his doctoral dissertation.

Flora Stone Mather Center for Women recognizes women of achievement at Case Western Reserve

The Case Western Reserve University community recently celebrated the accomplishments of dozens of faculty during Fifth Annual Women of Achievement & Mather Spotlight Prize Luncheon.

October 01, 2008

University of Toledo, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine develop joint research center to study immune diseases

The University of Toledo (UT) College of Medicine and the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have established an interdisciplinary center of excellence, named the Ohio Center for Innovative Immunosuppressive Therapeutics, to study, develop and commercialize new drugs to treat disorders of the immune system. The universities received $3 million in capital funds from the Ohio Third Frontier Program to support the development of the new facility.

September 30, 2008

Case Western Reserve political scientist examines Ohio's role in presidential elections

As the 2008 presidential campaign enters the final stretch, Ohio is one of a dozen difficult-to-predict battleground states, according to Case Western Reserve University political scientist and associate professor of political science Alexander P. Lamis

Case Western Reserve University publishes free primer on oral presentation for undergraduates

Case Western Reserve University's SAGES program is distributing a free primer on oral presentation, "Speak: How to Talk to Classmates and Others," to students this semester.

September 19, 2008

First postdoctoral fellowship in African American Studies named at Case Western Reserve University

A new postdoctoral fellowship in African American studies has launched with the beginning of the 2008-2009 academic year at Case Western Reserve University. The fellowship is the first of its kind at the university and will be directed by Rhonda Y. Williams, associate professor of history. Laila Haidarali is the program's first fellow.

September 18, 2008

Case Western Reserve University professor among first recipients of National Science Foundation Grant Program

LaShanda Korley, assistant professor of macromolecular science and engineering at Case Western Reserve University, has received one of the first Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering (BRIGE) from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

September 16, 2008

Collaboration helps police address job stress

The city of Cleveland's Division of Police has partnered with Case Western Reserve University, the Partnership for a Safer Cleveland and the U.S. Department of Defense to reduce on-the-job stress among police officers, who find themselves in the middle of these traumatic events.

Clinical Scientist at School of Medicine receives $1 Million grant from NIH for "unconventional" and "innovative" research

Janis J. Daly, associate professor of neurology at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Research Career Scientist and associate director of the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center of Excellence in Functional Electrical Stimulation, has been awarded funding as part of the National Institutes of Health $42.2 million program to fund 38 "exceptionally innovative research projects that could have an extraordinarily significant impact on many areas of science."

September 05, 2008

Case Western Reserve engineering professor receives prestigious public service award From NASA

J. Iwan D. Alexander, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Case Western Reserve University and director of the National Center for Space Exploration and Research, has been awarded the Exceptional Public Service Medal by the NASA Glenn Research Center.

August 28, 2008

Innovative "Smart" Center program at Case Western Reserve University tested to get new moms active

After weeks of bed rest during pregnancy, new mothers need to rebuild muscles and strengthen their stamina. Now a group of women will test new interventions in aiding that recovery during a pilot study at Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.

Two Case Western Reserve law professors release new books

Case Western Reserve University School of Law Professor Michael P. Scharf has written a new book, Enemy of the State: The Trial and Execution of Saddam Hussein, while Professor of Law Wendy Wagner has co-authored Bending Science: How Special Interests Corrupt Public Health Research.

August 20, 2008

Case Western Reserve University researchers making four-dimensional map of Milky Way

Astronomers at Case Western Reserve University are participating in the newest phase of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), the most ambitious survey of the sky ever undertaken.

August 19, 2008

Migrant children's lifestyles examined by Case Western Reserve University nursing school researcher

As Ohio and Michigan fruit and vegetable farms yield this year's harvest, they also will provide data about the eating choices of Latino migrant children for a Case Western Reserve University researcher.

August 18, 2008

Case Western Reserve School of Medicine Discovers Brain Serotonin System Controls Maternal Behavior

New research from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine demonstrates the importance of brain serotonin for offspring survival.

August 15, 2008

University Study Finds Caregivers Of Spouses with Dementia Report Less Enjoyment, Hope

Spouses of husbands and wives with dementia pay an emotional toll as they care for their ailing spouse. This has prompted a call for new interventions and strategies to assist caregivers in coping with the demands of this difficult time, according to a study from Case Western Reserve University’s Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

University Study Finds Caregivers Of Spouses with Dementia Report Less Enjoyment, Hope

Spouses of husbands and wives with dementia pay an emotional toll as they care for their ailing spouse. This has prompted a call for new interventions and strategies to assist caregivers in coping with the demands of this difficult time, according to a study from Case Western Reserve University’s Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

August 13, 2008

Case Western Reserve University students and faculty escape armed conflict in Republic of Georgia

Three students and one faculty member from Case Western Reserve University are safe after finding themselves in the middle of the armed conflict between Russia and Georgia.

August 12, 2008

Scientific Enrichment Program participants present research to campus community

After spending eight weeks under the tutelage of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine faculty, 19 high school students who participated in this summer's Scientific Enrichment and Opportunity Program (SEO) unveiled their capstone projects last week.

August 11, 2008

Political science professor to teach, conduct research in the United Arab Emirates for a year

Pete Moore, an associate professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University, left with his family last week for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on a Fulbright lecture and research grant, which ends June 2009. During his stay, Moore will be teaching at the Dubai campus of Zayed University, an all-female UAE public university. He also will be doing additional research for his book in progress on the political economy of the war in Iraq.

August 07, 2008

Case Western Reserve University professor traces growth of Cleveland's Catholic community

To coincide with the "Vatican Splendors" exhibit currently on display at the Western Reserve Historical Society, John Grabowski has written a companion book entitled There Are No Strangers at the Feast: Catholicism and Community in Northeastern Ohio.

August 04, 2008

Case Western Reserve University study examines the transition from home to college

A new Case Western Reserve University study will explore how college students manage their mental illnesses.

Seven proposals from Case Western Reserve collaborators receive 2008 Presidential Research Initiative Grants

Seven research projects representing several academic disciplines received 2008 Presidential Research Initiative (PRI) grants this year, totaling $519,000 in funding.

July 30, 2008

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers receive $10 million grant to lead effort to understand how HIV infection results in immune deficiency

The Cleveland Immunopathogenesis Consortium (CLIC), a group of researchers from 10 academic and research institutions across the United States and Canada led by physicians at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, have received a five-year, $9.2 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study how HIV infection results in the progressive immune deficiency that causes AIDS.

July 29, 2008

Mike Edwards joins Case Western Reserve University as associate vice president for research

Mike Edwards, former assistant vice president and director of the Office of Research at the University of Notre Dame, has been named associate vice president for research in the Office of Research and Technology Management at Case Western Reserve University. Edwards' goal is to help increase the university's research profile beyond Northeast Ohio and further enhance its reputation for research success in large-scale, multi-partner projects.

July 28, 2008

A virtual toothache helps student dentists learn patient-side communications

Masha is a dental patient. Her oral health problems continue to change as she meets new Case Western Reserve University student dentists in Second Life's virtual dental office. The middle-aged avatar is an integral part of a new research project of the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and the College of Arts and Sciences department of communication sciences to teach and give students practice time to communicate with mock patients.

July 25, 2008

Ohio Lead Awareness Week: Researcher examines the effect of lead on reproductive health

This week is Ohio Lead Awareness Week. Lead poisoning is the most common chronic poisoning and environmental illness in United States, and continues to be a major public health concern. Leila Jackson, assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, studies both the short- and long-term effects of lead on reproductive health.

July 23, 2008

Cancer drug delivery research at Case Western Reserve University speeds time from two days to two hours

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed a technique that has the potential to deliver cancer-fighting drugs to diseased areas within hours, as opposed to the two days it currently takes for existing delivery systems.

July 22, 2008

First-of-its-kind anti-HIV microbicide trial to open at Case Western Reserve University

A first-of-its-kind clinical research trial at the Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals AIDS Clinical Trials Unit will look at two different methods of female-controlled HIV prevention: Microbicides and pre-exposure prophylaxis. The ground-breaking trial offers women living in the Greater Cleveland area a unique opportunity to help alter the course of the worldwide AIDS epidemic.

July 17, 2008

Campus community can relive excitement of DEXTER, TeamCASE during July 21 Science Channel documentary, viewing party

When DEXTER, Case Western Reserve University's autonomous vehicle, was introduced to the campus community last fall, its debut was a source of pride for the entire university. Students, faculty, staff and friends of the university can relive the excitement - and those who are new to campus can be introduced to DEXTER and TeamCASE - during an airing of the Discovery Science Channel's Robocars documentary at 10 p.m., July 21.

July 15, 2008

Worms on the move mix up dredgings in Case Western Reserve University study

Peter McCall and Gerald Matisoff, geologists in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, and undergraduate researchers are studying how marine invertebrates disturb harbor dredgings, deposited and capped miles off shore to sequester polluted sediment.

July 11, 2008

Case School of Engineering continues autonomous robotics excellence in international lawn mower competition

Case Western Reserve University's Autonomous Lawn Cutting Team took third place in the Fifth Annual ION Robotic Lawn Mower Competition recently in Dayton. The team, led by Case School of Engineering faculty members Roger Quinn and Michael Branicky, also brought home a $5,000 prize.

July 10, 2008

The arrival of twins heralds sleep deprivation for moms and dads

How much sleep do parents of twins get between all the double duties of caring for the new arrivals? Getting a good night's rest for parents of twins is under study by Elizabeth Damato, an assistant professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University.

July 09, 2008

How dry is the moon? Research discovers moisture below lunar surface

A research team including Jim Van Orman, a Case Western Reserve University faculty member, has uncovered that, contrary to accepted theory, there may be water within the Moon's interior.

July 08, 2008

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine to participate in first of its kind genomic-based brain tumor research

The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been named one of nine leading institutions to collaborate in the Ivy Genomics-Based Medicine Project grant (Ivy G.B.M. Project), established by the Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation (Ivy Foundation), a newly formed family foundation dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for patients with brain tumors.

July 07, 2008

Leading authority on use of science in environmental law joins Case Western Reserve

Further bolstering Case Western Reserve University's interdisciplinary expertise in energy, sustainability and the environment, Wendy E. Wagner, a leading authority on the use of science by environmental policymakers and a prominent voice on toxic regulation issues, is joining the faculty of the university's School of Law.

July 03, 2008

Case Western Reserve University receives $5 million to continue microbicide research to prevent HIV infection

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers have been awarded a $5 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue their ground-breaking research on the development of an HIV microbicide, a potentially revolutionary tool in stemming the global HIV epidemic.

July 02, 2008

RIDGID Real-world design competition challenges Case School of Engineering students

More than $11,000 in prize money has been distributed during the first RIDGID Design Competition at Case Western Reserve University. Four student teams ranging in size from one to six members spent five months developing a compact, light-weight, innovative self-contained pressing tool for joining copper tube.

July 01, 2008

Some 40,000 pages of Tibetan oral histories at Case Western Reserve to appear online in 2009

Begun in 2001 at Case Western Reserve University, the Tibet Oral History and Archive Project in anthropology will be completed with support from a two-year, $150,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

June 30, 2008

CreativePlayPlus.com offers parents comprehensive resource on children and play

The Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University announces the launch of CreativePlayPlus.com, a joint venture in blogging with Step2, the nation's largest toddler toy manufacturer and Optiem, a Cleveland based interactive marketing agency. This new site draws upon the expertise of Case Western Reserve University faculty in diverse fields of knowledge including psychology, anthropology, communication sciences and music education. The new site encourages children to use their imaginations in creative play, and features research conducted by Case Western Reserve experts regarding children and play. The site also highlights current news and suggested activities.

June 26, 2008

Paper co-authored by engineering professor named by Nature Materials as one of most influential in last five years

An article co-authored by John Lewandowski, Leonard Case Jr. Professor of Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, has been named by the editors of Nature Materials as one of the 10 most influential articles to appear in the publication in the last five years.

June 25, 2008

Running in rhythm: Measuring the effect of music on competitive runners

If it's true that music calms the savage in us, it stands to reason that it should have the same effect on competitive runners, right? Not according to a recent research project conducted at Case Western Reserve University. Acknowledging how the synchrony of motion and music has a positive effect on the enjoyment of repetitive activities, Esther Erb, a May 2008 graduate from Richmond, Va. with a bachelor of science in music and cognitive science, set out to find whether this positive effect could help reduce runners' perceived exertion levels during strenuous exercise.

June 23, 2008

Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development study finds subprime rate lending can predict foreclosure rates in Cuyahoga County

High-cost subprime lending is emerging as a primary predictor contributing to fourfold increase in foreclosures in Cuyahoga County in recent years, according to a new study from the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.

June 12, 2008

Case Western Reserve University and Penn State Hershey College of Medicine investigators inhibit corneal inflammation using short chain lipids as nanoparticles

Researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Penn State Hershey College of Medicine identified a novel therapeutic that reduces sterile inflammation within the cornea.

June 06, 2008

Premier conference on neurotechnology and deep brain stimulation to be held in Cleveland in June

Is it possible to restore function to a paralyzed limb? Or to control the tremors caused by Parkinson's disease? These are two of the several topics that will be presented at the Neural Interfaces Conference, June 16-18, hosted by Case Western Reserve University. The conference will be held at the InterContinental Hotel and Bank of America Conference Center in Cleveland.

June 04, 2008

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine receives $3 million in grants from Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine will receive two grants totaling $3 million from The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation. A $2 million grant will continue the Mt. Sinai Scholars Program in the basic sciences and a $1 million challenge grant will establish the Dean's Catalytic Fund.

May 30, 2008

Case Western Reserve University political science professor receives Woodrow Wilson fellowship in Washington, D.C.

Kathryn Lavelle, the Ellen & Dixon Long Associate Professor of World Affairs at Case Western Reserve University, will spend the 2008-2009 academic year in Washington, D.C., as a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

May 27, 2008

Astronomers search for orphan stars using newly upgraded telescope

Using new instrumentation, Case Western Reserve University astronomers can now view the night sky wider and deeper than before. While the vast reaches of intergalactic space may appear dark and empty, a new camera installed on the university's Burrell Schmidt telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Tucson, Ariz., will bring into clear view the faint sea of orphan stars strewn throughout the nearby Virgo cluster of galaxies.

May 21, 2008

Case Western Reserve University Awarded More Research Funding From Ohio's Third Frontier Commission

Case Western Reserve University and its research partners at The Ohio State University, Kent State University, Ohio University, the University of Toledo and Wright State University were awarded nearly $40 million on Tuesday, May 20, by the state’s Third Frontier Commission through its new Ohio Research Scholars Program.

May 19, 2008

Case Western Reserve joins prestigious public policy programming Web consortium

Campus community members interested in thought-provoking public policy issues and discussions can stay informed through Case Western Reserve University's participation on the University Channel (UChannel), a collection of public affairs lectures, panels and events from academic institutions all over the world.

May 13, 2008

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine departments rank in top 10 NIH funding

Several departments within the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine placed in the top 10 for funding from the National Institutes of Health. The NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation's largest provider of medical research support. This significant federal government funding to the School of Medicine reflects Northeast Ohio's leading medical research and treatment.

May 01, 2008

Case Western Reserve political scientist reviews women's advances in politics

The road to political office in the U.S. is fraught with obstacles for women. Some women have navigated the barriers to fill 17 percent of the seats in the U.S. Congress, but for many others these obstacles present real challenges to gaining office at state and national levels, according to Karen Beckwith, Case Western Reserve University political scientist. She is an editor of and contributing author to "Political Women and American Democracy", published this month by Cambridge University Press.

April 30, 2008

Medical school faculty member suggests new model for development of schizophrenia

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.

April 29, 2008

Case Western Reserve University students take honors in Goldwater Competition

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

University Releases Details of Upcoming Yearlong Celebration of Darwin

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.

April 25, 2008

Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine Professor Honored for Two Decades of Pediatric Work in Thailand

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.

April 24, 2008

Do dogs think? Undergraduates explore animal cognition, disposition in interdisciplinary philosophy course

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.

April 18, 2008

Medicaid children in Cuyahoga county face dental crisis says dental medicine student-researcher at Case Western Reserve University

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.

April 17, 2008

Engineering professor and researcher honored with important 2008 American Chemical Society Award

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."

April 16, 2008

Research ShowCASE opens today, continues April 17 at Veale Convocation Center

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.

April 14, 2008

Gravity wave "smoking gun" fizzles, according to Case Western Reserve University physics researchers

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.

April 11, 2008

Will commitment to endow chemistry professorship at Case Western Reserve University

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.

April 10, 2008

Now reporting from the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting in Boston…senior Yvette Cendes

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.

Latest developments in umbilical cord blood-derived stem cell studies to be discussed at Research ShowCASE forum

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.

April 09, 2008

Ko plays tennis and finds research at Case

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.

April 07, 2008

Case Western Reserve University, Research Partners Conclude Pivotal Cornea Research Study

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.

March 27, 2008

High school robotics team mentored by engineering professor and graduate students

Students at Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights are continuing to build and tweak a robot they entered in last week's Buckeye Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at Cleveland State University with the help of a Case Western Reserve University engineering professor and students.

March 24, 2008

Research ShowCASE to highlight faculty, student research, collaborations

Campus community members interested in the latest findings on aging, oral health, wind energy and more are invited to come out and learn more about these topics and to interact with the researchers. The sixth annual Research ShowCASE -- taking place April 16 and 17 at Veale Convocation Center -- highlights ongoing research from the university. The general public and friends of the university also are invited to attend the free exhibition.

March 20, 2008

March of Dimes award to aid in finding how genes malfunction to cause deafness

Schools of zebrafish dart back and forth in tanks in the research lab of Brian M. McDermott, assistant professor from otolaryngology and head and neck surgery at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He will study thousands of fish with a $150,000 Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Award from the March of Dimes to understand deafness.

March 18, 2008

Is it luck of the draw or skill? Case Western Reserve University psychologist places his bets on skill

Is it luck of the draw in poker? No, says Michael DeDonno, a doctoral student from Case Western Reserve University. He suggests putting your bets on skills over luck when playing the card game.

March 10, 2008

Capitalizing on strengths to overcome difficulties for children diagnosed with ADHD

Collaborative Research conducted by Case Western Reserve University psychology professor Elizabeth J. Short has won the 2007 Keith Conners Award for Scholarly Contribution. The award recognizes an outstanding article published in the "Journal of Attention Disorders in 2007".

Case Western Reserve mathematician tells how to pair Bayesian statistics with scientific computing

Calvetti and her collaborator Erkki Somersalo from Helsinki University of Technology revisited scientific computations and augment data with those beliefs and hunches. They outline the process in their new book, "Introduction to Bayesian Scientific Computing: Ten Lectures on Subjective Computing" (Springer).

March 07, 2008

Case Western Reserve University researchers identify colorectal cancer gene

Study is a step towards the future of genetic testing for the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in Americans Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers published a study in today's issue of The American Journal of Human Genetics...

March 06, 2008

Research by Case Western Reserve University professors, VA collaborators published in Science

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the departments of macromolecular science and engineering and biomedical engineering at the Case School of Engineering and the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center has published ground-breaking work on a new type of polymer that displays chemoresponsive mechanic adaptability -- meaning the polymer can change from hard to soft plastic and vice versa in seconds when exposed to liquid -- in the March 7, 2008, issue of "Science." one of the world's most prestigious scholarly journals covering all aspects of science.

March 04, 2008

When asked to reflect on their own offenses, men become more forgiving

Exline is the lead author on the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology's article, "Not so Innocent: Does Seeing One's Own Capability for Wrongdoing Predict Forgiveness?" She collaborated with researchers Roy Baumeister and Anne Zell from Florida State University; Amy Kraft from Arizona State; and Charlotte Witvliet from Hope College.

February 27, 2008

Visiting Fulbright Scholar teams up with pathology's Mark A. Smith to investigate Alzheimer's disease

After spending some of his early years in the United States, Dr. Vladan Bajic has returned to the country as a visiting researcher at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, investigating cell cycle re-entry and chromosomal instability in Alzheimer's disease as a member of the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.

February 25, 2008

Case Western Reserve physicists compete against, collaborate with each other in search for dark matter

A race is on in Case Western Reserve University's physics department and around the world to be the first research group to capture signals from WIMPs (weakly interactive massive particles)—the substance that comprises dark matter.

February 20, 2008

Rhonda Y. Williams named among History News Network's top young historians

Case Western Reserve University historian Rhonda Y. Williams in the College of Arts and Sciences learned she was named a "Top Young Historian" by the History News Network. She joins a group of young researchers, recognized by the flagship online site that posts news about historians, historical research and current events.

February 19, 2008

Social Work Faculty Member to Present Research during White House Faith-based Community Conference

Robert Fischer, co-director of the Center for Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Case Western Reserve University Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, will be sharing his expertise on how to evaluate faith-based services with the White House.

February 08, 2008

Case Western Reserve University mathematician inspired by science problems

The world is constantly abuzz with particles in motion. Peter Kotelenez, professor of mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, has applied his mathematical knowledge to explain this motion.

January 29, 2008

Case Western Reserve School of Medicine Professor receives Genetics Education Excellence Award

Recognizing a teaching career that has spanned almost half a century, the American Society for Human Genetics (ASHG) recently presented its Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education to Robert C. Elston, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

January 25, 2008

Case Western Reserve Professor of Medicine to head NIH study group on drug-resistent bacteria

The overuse of antibiotics to fight bacteria and infectious diseases has led to drug-resistant bacteria. To look into this growing problem in hospitals, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Professor Louis B. Rice, M.D., to chair its fledgling Drug Discovery and Mechanisms of Antimicrobial Resistance Study Section.

January 17, 2008

Dental health researchers examine link between gum disease and osteoporosis

Researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and Case Medical Center, a partnership between Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland, are recruiting 240 post-menopausal women to participate in a dental health study related to gum disease.

January 14, 2008

Poverty Center at Case Western Reserve University reports dramatic increase in home foreclosures

A new report from the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University addresses the local foreclosure crisis, calling for refinancing loans or providing assistance to homeowners as an effort to maintain property values and prevent vandalism and deterioration to vacant structures.

January 11, 2008

Neuroscience professor Robert H. Miller named vice dean for research at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Robert H. Miller, neurosciences professor and 20-year veteran of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has been named vice dean for research at the school.

January 10, 2008

Scott Shane offers challenge to the myths about entrepreneurship with new book

Case Western Reserve University economics professor Scott Shane provides a reality check about starting new businesses in his new book The Illusions of Entrepreneurship: The Costly Myths that Entrepreneurs, Investors and Policy Makers Live By. The book is due in bookstores later this month.

January 09, 2008

School of Medicine brain aging expert challenges the existence of Alzheimer's as a disease

Case Western Reserve University professor of neurology Peter Whitehouse challenges conventional wisdom and assumptions of brain aging in his new book, The Myth of Alzheimer's: What You Aren't Being Told About Today's Most Dreaded Disease. In his provocative and...

January 07, 2008

New Scholar Award helps young researcher study age-related diseases

To become a New Scholar, one must be invited to apply. They are typically nominated for the award for their outstanding promise in aging research. Such was the case for Chunyan Brian Bai, an assistant professor in genetics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

January 04, 2008

Research by Case School of Engineering professors, VA collaborators earn cover of prestigious science publication

An interdisciplinary team from the department of macromolecular science and engineering at Case Western Reserve University, the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and the NASA Glenn Research Center earned the December 2007 cover of Nature Nanotechnology, one of the world's most prestigious scholarly journals covering research in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

New chair of Case Western Reserve University's physiology and biophysics comes home

Renowned scientist and researcher Walter F. Boron, a native of Elyria, Ohio, has come home to the Cleveland area and to the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine as new chair and professor in the department of physiology and biophysics.

December 21, 2007

Case Western Reserve University planetary geologist part of NASA's Messenger mission to Mercury

NASA has selected Case Western Reserve University geophysicist Steven A. Hauck II as one of 23 "participating scientists" to join a team collecting and analyzing data from the MESSENGER mission to Mercury.

December 19, 2007

Case Western Reserve University continues technology transfer leadership in Ohio, according to national survey

Case Western Reserve University led Ohio universities, hospitals and research institutes by collecting $30.2 million in licensing revenues over the last three years, according to the recently released U.S. Licensing Survey for fiscal year 2006 by the Association of University Technology Managers.

December 14, 2007

Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center at Case Western Reserve University Receives more than $27 million from NIH, CDC

The National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center based at Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine has received renewed grants amounting to up to more than $27.5 million over the next five years to fund the continual efforts of the center, where any suspected case of prion disease -- such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) -- is reported, characterized and tested, as well as prion research.

December 12, 2007

Andean Highlands in Chile yield ancient South American armored mammal fossil

Darin Croft from Case Western Reserve University, John Flynn from the American Museum of Natural History and Andre R. Wyss from the University of California Santa Barbara report the discovery of fossils from an 18-million-year-old armored mammal and describe the mammal in the featured article for the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.

December 11, 2007

Case Western Reserve University and the Holden Arboretum sign affiliation agreement

Case Western Reserve University and the Holden Arboretum have entered a three-year renewable affiliation to create a highly competitive national and international graduate research program in plant sciences and ecology. This is the first affiliation agreement for Holden Arboretum.

December 07, 2007

School of Medicine Researcher pioneers technology in study of life-threatening illnesses

Alex Huang, a pediatric oncologist with the Department of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, is using advanced laser technology and computer software to capture 3-D, high definition movies of cell interaction in real time.

December 06, 2007

Case Western Reserve, H&R Block collaborate to encourage low-income students to explore higher education

A $1.2 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will help support the research of Eric P. Bettinger, associate professor of economics at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.

December 04, 2007

Late Western Reserve University alumna bequeaths $5.7 million to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

The estate of Gertrude Donnelly Hess, one of two women to graduate from the Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1934, has bequeathed approximately $5.7 million to the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, the largest bequest by a single donor in the university's long history.

December 01, 2007

Case Western Reserve University cardiologist awarded National Institutes of Health MERIT award

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Professor Daniel Simon has been rewarded with a prestigious grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

November 30, 2007

School of Medicine researchers find Ibuprofen associated with slower lung function decline in children with Cystic Fibrosis

Treatment with ibuprofen is associated with a significantly slower rate of decline in lung function in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis, according to a new study from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University appoint Anthony J. Furlan, M.D., as chair of neurology department

University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University have announced the appointment of an international authority on stroke, Anthony J. Furlan, as the new chair of the Department of Neurology.

November 29, 2007

Case Western Reserve University students test potential new food sources for African countries

Case Western Reserve University students in Christopher Cullis's biotechnology lab are testing wild, native plants from South Africa to determine if the legumes have the potential to become domesticated crops and help feed the hungry there.

November 26, 2007

Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center investigate potential limitations of genetic testing in development of Alzheimer's

Researchers at the University Memory and Aging Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Case Medical Center are conducting a multi-site, National Institutes of Health-funded study of genetic risk assessment for Alzheimer disease that likely will help uncover the promise--and perils--of personalized genetic medicine.

November 21, 2007

Report by Case Western Reserve University researchers shows progress in Ohio's efforts to curb tobacco use

The first-ever Ohio Tobacco Key Indicators Report completed recently by the Ohio Tobacco Research and Evaluation Center (OTREC) shows a steady decline in the prevalence of cigarette smoking among Ohio adults and youth.

November 20, 2007

Professor David Cooperrider named Aspen Institute faculty pioneer

David Cooperrider, Case Western Reserve University professor of organizational behavior, has received a 2007 Faculty Pioneer Award from the Aspen Institute's Center for Business Education.

Case Western Reserve University's School of Nursing receives more than $2 million from NIH for new Center of Excellence

The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University has been awarded a $2.2 million grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research to advance a major part of the national nursing research agenda: chronic disease self-management.

November 16, 2007

Renowned cardiovascular specialist joins School of Medicine

Marco Costa, a world-renowned interventional cardiologist, has joined the faculty of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

November 15, 2007

Neils receives fellowship to study at Yale center for British art

Jenifer Neils, Case Western Reserve University's Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History, is spending a monthlong residential fellowship at the Mellon Center for British Art at Yale University. She is examining the work of British architect and designer James "Athenian" Stuart (1713-1788).

November 14, 2007

Unraveling cell communications is goal for mathematical biologist

Peter Thomas, assistant professor of mathematics, biology and cognitive science at Case Western Reserve University, is on a quest to find out how "cells make sense of the barrages of signaling molecules they encounter every day."

November 12, 2007

Case Western Reserve faculty member, alumnus receive NIH funds to establish Center for Social Science Research on HIV in Uganda

Janet McGrath and Charles Rwabukwali (GRS '93 and '97, anthropology), associate professor of sociology at the Makerere University in Kampala, are co-investigators on a new five-year, $2-million grant from the National Institutes of Health's Global Partnerships for Social Science Research on AIDS.

November 08, 2007

Natural product discovery by Case Western Reserve University medical researcher blocks tissue destruction with activation of repair gene

Scientists at Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine have published in the "Journal of Inflammation" a remarkable discovery with a natural product derived from the Amazon rainforest.

Managing care in late life study by Case Western Reserve Researchers

Some answers about the quality of life for older Americans will come from 125 remaining members of 1,000 retirees, who have been studied by Case Western Reserve University sociologist Eva Kahana over the past 18 years. The study's elderly participants have provided important information on how people lead successful lives as they cope with the stresses of growing older and frailer in the last years of life.

Case Western Reserve University spinoff partners with Medtronic to produce, distribute adult stem cell technology

Case Western Reserve University's spinoff Arteriocyte Inc. is joining forces with Medtronic of Minneapolis to acquire and exclusively distribute a drug delivery system with the potential to accelerate wound healing and reduce infection following surgery.

November 06, 2007

Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Case Medical Center receive $6.37 million from National Institutes of Health to find new ways to treat psoriasis

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center a $6.37 million award to establish a Center of Research Translation (CORT) for the skin disease psoriasis.

November 02, 2007

Case Western Reserve Researchers Breed a Mighty Mouse

Case Western Reserve University researchers have bred a line of "mighty mice" (PEPCK-Cmus mice) that have the capability of running five to six kilometers at a speed of 20 meters per minute on a treadmill for up to six hours before stopping.

November 01, 2007

Dexter, Team Case finish in top 20 of DARPA Urban Challenge

The Case School of Engineering's autonomous robotic vehicle, DEXTER, was eliminated Nov. 1 from the DARPA Urban Challenge. However, Team Case did finish in the top 20. DARPA accepted only 11 teams in the final race, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, at the former George Air Force Base here.

October 31, 2007

Elevated nitric oxide in blood is key to high altitude function for Tibetans

How can some people live at high altitudes and thrive while others struggle to obtain enough oxygen to function?

October 30, 2007

Faculty Senate chair testifies before Ohio Senate committee that is pondering Ohio's energy future

David H. Matthiesen, associate professor of materials science and engineering at Case Western Reserve University testified in support of a sweeping energy bill that would require new standards including re-regulating electricity rates.

October 29, 2007

Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals' Visual Sciences Research Center gets major boost

The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Case Medical Center are celebrating the grand opening of their newly-renovated Visual Sciences Research Center on Monday, Oct. 29 at 4 p.m., in the Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital Performance Area and Hall.

October 26, 2007

Cleveland's other playoff team: "DEXTER" and Team Case are California Dreamin'

DEXTER, Case Western Reserve University's entry in the $3.5 million DARPA Urban Challenge robotic vehicle race, and all of its accoutrements--including the human members of Team Case--have arrived in fire-ravaged Southern California to compete in the Urban Challenge's national semifinals at the former George Air Force Base in Victorville, Calif.

October 25, 2007

Case Western Reserve University law professors say "health courts" offer big financial burdens and loss of patient rights

A groundbreaking new report, prepared by Case Western Reserve University professors Maxwell Mehlman and Dale Nance, criticizes recent proposals for the creation of special "health courts" for the adjudication of medical malpractice claims.

October 23, 2007

Enlow's dental research legacy touted through public collection

Donald Enlow, the former acting dean and Thomas J. Hill Distinguished Professor Emeritus from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, has left a legacy to researchers and students interested in anthropology, orthodontics and other bone structures through a collection of an estimated 100,000 slides on bone morphology and histology.

October 22, 2007

Case Western Reserve University alumnus elected to prestigious Institute of Medicine

David T. Scadden, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Regenerative Medicine and an alumnus of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has been elected to membership in the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM), a group established by the National Academies of Science to analyze health issues and make recommendations on policy.

October 18, 2007

Analysis of breast and colon cancer genes finds many areas of differences between tumors

Researchers from University Hospitals Ireland Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine are part of a new national study that has analyzed more than 18,000 genes, including 5,000 previously unmapped genes, from breast and colorectal tumors.

October 11, 2007

Flora Stone Mather -- Daughter, wife, mother and philanthropist of the 19th Century

Few people can walk across the Case Western Reserve University campus without being touched by the legacy of one of Cleveland's great philanthropists of the 19th century -- Flora Stone Mather. The university's regional historian, Gladys Haddad, has written a new book about her.

October 10, 2007

Gummy Bears receive special delivery by FedEx for dental research project

It may not make the "Guinness Book of World Records" as the largest single shipment of candy, but Suchitra Nelson from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine probably goes down in university records as having one of the largest candy deliveries ever.

October 09, 2007

Case School Of Engineering alumna named first senior research fellow at Swagelok Company

Swagelok Company, a major developer and provider of fluid system solutions, has named Sunniva R. Collins, to the newly created position of senior research fellow. She will serve as the primary liaison between Swagelok, Case Western Reserve University and the U.S. Navy, the first customer to purchase the service of Swagelok's breakthrough SAT12™ surface hardening process.

September 28, 2007

Case Western Reserve University biologist starts studies on facial skin development

Radhika Atit, Assistant Professor of Biology from the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, who has secondary appointments in the departments of Genetics and Dermatology in the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, and hopes to eventually change that with findings from a new project funded by a RO1 research grant from the National Institutes of Health. She has begun a five-year, $1.6 million study to understand how multi-potential cells become dermal cells, specifically those that develop into the craniofacial skin.

September 25, 2007

George Gund Foundation supports Schubert Center's Child Policy Initiative

The George Gund Foundation has awarded a $120,000 grant to the Schubert Center for Child Studies to sustain its Child Policy Initiative (CPI) through 2009. Established three years ago with the foundation's support, CPI has worked to strengthen the connections among research, education, and child policy at Case Western Reserve University.

September 24, 2007

$1.6 million gift fuels groundbreaking research in arthritis, transforms undergraduate labs

Inspired by Case Western Reserve University biology professor Arnold Caplan's work with mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) in skeletal research and its potential use in developing treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, Case Western Reserve alumnus L. David Baldwin (B.S. '49, physics) has donated $1.6 million to the College of Arts and Sciences.

September 18, 2007

National Institutes of Health awards $64 million to Cleveland Medical Consortium; believed to be largest ever to NE Ohio

The National Institutes of Health today announced that it has awarded $64 million to Case Western Reserve University, in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals and MetroHealth Medical Center, to become part of a national consortium designed to transform how clinical and translational research is conducted.

September 11, 2007

Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation selected for nationwide program to address nursing shortage

The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation was recently selected as one of 11 foundations nationwide to receive funding in the second year of Partners Investing in Nursing's Future, a national initiative to develop and test solutions to America's nursing shortage.

September 06, 2007

Case Western Reserve dental researchers give out gummy bears

East Cleveland kindergarten teachers will be passing out gummy bears three times a day as part of the Healthy Bears for Healthy Teeth program sponsored by Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine.

September 05, 2007

NIH funds joint development of neurotechnology

Think about picking up your first cup of coffee in the morning; what follows is natural to you and me. For individuals who have experienced paralysis due to disease or injury, this simple pleasure can present an insurmountable challenge.

August 27, 2007

Gilmore appoints Milligan as Mandel School associate dean

Grover C. Gilmore, dean of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, appointed Sharon Milligan to the position of associate dean for academic affairs.

August 24, 2007

University, Cuyahoga County team up to create wind energy research center on Lake Erie

Case Western Reserve University and the Board of County Commissioners of Cuyahoga County (BOCC) and have entered into an agreement that could make Ohio - and especially Northeast Ohio - a national and international focal point for energy innovation and a world leader in technologies that provide sustainable, reliable and affordable energy.

August 23, 2007

NSF Ranks Case Western Reserve University among top in industry-financed research and development

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Survey of Research and Development Expenditures at Universities and Colleges (academic R&D expenditures survey) released its findings for fiscal year 2005. Of the top 100 universities and colleges listed by industrial academic research and development, Case Western Reserve University placed in the top third, at 32nd place.

August 22, 2007

Silent killer often undiagnosed in children

High blood pressure or hypertension is often called a silent killer because its symptoms are not always noticeable, but it can lead to potentially deadly problems. In a study in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), MetroHealth physicians used electronic medical records to examine the charts of 14,000 children. They discovered hypertension was undiagnosed in three-quarters of the pediatric patients.

August 21, 2007

Case Names New Chair of Materials Science and Engineering

Case Western Reserve University is pleased to announce the appointment of James D. McGuffin-Cawley as chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, effective July 1, 2007.

August 14, 2007

National Center for Regenerative Medicine Organizes International Adult Stem Cell Conference in Cleveland

World-renowned experts in the field of adult stem cell research will exchange ideas and best practices during the 2007 Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC) in Regenerative Medicine conference August 27-29 in downtown Cleveland. The National Center for Regenerative Medicine for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (NCRM), in addition to founding partner Case Western Reserve University, is responsible for the organization and planning of this meeting.

July 30, 2007

Case epidemiologists receive two awards to tackle HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in Uganda

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation recently awarded two grants to Case Western Reserve University for Operations Research on AIDS Care and Treatment in Africa.

July 26, 2007

English professor's new book focuses on early audience reaction to film images and sounds

Squeaky floorboards, creaking rusty hinges of a door and the hair-raising sense of an alien presence in a dark house set the tone for today's spooky movies. But how did early movie viewers react when sound first came to the screen?

July 25, 2007

Case professor organizes workshop on modeling the clustering of galaxies

When organizers of the Aspen Center for Physics gave a briefing on how to act when encountering bears, Idit Zehavi, Case Western Reserve University assistant professor of astronomy, absorbed the information but filed it away as something she would probably never have to use.

July 23, 2007

Visual Sciences Research Center receives $3.2M award

The Visual Sciences Research Center (VSRC) of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Research Institute of University Hospitals Case Medical Center has been awarded a $3.2 million renewal over five years of their Core Grant from...

July 12, 2007

A Team Effort: University Farm Endowment is Seeded

Darhl Foreman, Kenneth Kutina and Ana Locci share a common love for a Case Western Reserve University treasure -- the University Farm -- that has forged the three individuals into a team with a goal. Their team efforts have resulted in the establishment of a new endowment fund to keep the 389-acre Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms thriving for research, education and recreational uses for many years to come.

July 11, 2007

Arlene Dent, M.D., Ph.D Receives $700K Research Award

Arlene Dent, M.D., Ph.D., Instructor of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, physician of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital and researcher at the Center for Global Health & Diseases, has been selected to receive The Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

July 10, 2007

Do as I say not as I do…

Behavioral health staffs that need to take a smoke break might have some relief from their tobacco habits as they start tobacco cessation programs along with their mental health and substance abuse clients

July 05, 2007

Case Medical Center Leading $17.6 Million Lithium Study

A $17.6 million clinical trials contract was recently awarded by the National Institutes of Health to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Robert L. Findling, MD, Professor of Psychiatry & Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University Hospitals Case Medical Center.

June 27, 2007

Dr. Kurt Stange among elite group of 11 American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professors

Kurt C. Stange, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Family Medicine, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, and Sociology and Oncology at Case Western Reserve University and Associate Director of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been named an American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor. The honor includes a five-year, $400K renewable grant to further Dr. Stange's innovative research in the interface between primary care, specialty care, health care systems and community groups and agencies.

June 25, 2007

Psychologists collaborate with Cleveland Children's Museum families

Twenty preschoolers and their parents will be recruited to participate in a pilot study run by researchers from the Case Western Reserve University psychology department to test an intervention strategy that is designed to teach children how to be better players.

June 22, 2007

Team Case qualifies for site visit by organizers of U.S. Department Of Defense Robotic Ground Vehicle Competition

Team Case's DEXTER has met the criteria needed for a site visit that will test basic navigation and traffic as the next step towards competing in the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) Urban Challenge. The site visit will take place Friday, June 22, at 7:30 a.m. at the Transportation Research Center in East Liberty, Ohio, about 45 northwest of Columbus.

June 21, 2007

Pair of faculty members receive Fulbright Awards

Two Case Western Reserve University faculty members have received Fulbright Scholar grants to lecture and research overseas during the 2007-08 academic year. Dr. Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing, and law professor Louise McKinney will take part in programs in Ireland and Botswana, respectively, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

June 20, 2007

Black holes don't exist, Case physicists report

"Nothing there," is what Case Western Reserve University physicists concluded about black holes after spending a year working on complex formulas to calculate the formation of new black holes. In nearly 13 printed pages with a host of calculations, the research may solve the information loss paradox that has perplexed physicists for the past 40 years.

June 19, 2007

Bariatric surgery appears to be safe for carefully selected older, Medicare patients

A study, published in the June issue of the Archives of Surgery, [JAMA/Archives journal], lead by Peter T. Hallowell, M.D., and colleagues of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Case Medical Center showed complications after bariatric surgery appear similar between patients younger and older than age 60 and also between Medicare recipients and non-recipients.

Bariatric surgery appears to be safe for carefully selected older, Medicare patients

A study, published in the June issue of the Archives of Surgery, [JAMA/Archives journal], lead by Peter T. Hallowell, M.D., and colleagues of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Case Medical Center showed complications after bariatric surgery appear similar between patients younger and older than age 60 and also between Medicare recipients and non-recipients.

June 11, 2007

In The Novel and the Menagerie, Koenigsberger finds novels, circuses and zoos share common purposes

Koenigsberger's collection of elephantine memorabilia reflects his interest in the many collections of living exotica that surface time and again in British writings and that play an important role in his newly published book, "The Novel and the Menagerie: Totality, Englishness and the Empire" (Ohio State University Press). His book examines the relations among the novel, the exotic collection, and the British Empire.

June 04, 2007

Cowart to spend year at Metropolitan Museum of Art

Unanticipated discoveries can lead to new paths in life. They have for Georgia Cowart, chair of Case Western Reserve University's department of music, who will begin her 2007-08 sabbatical on September 1 as the Sylvan C. Coleman and Pamela Coleman Memorial Art History Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

June 01, 2007

Doing good leads to living well; Case Professor Stephen Post publishes new book, Why Good Things Happen to Good People

In the new book, Why Good Things Happen to Good People (Random House), Dr. Post and journalist Jill Neimark weave the growing new science of love and giving with moving real-life stories to show how giving unlocks the doors to health, happiness, and a longer life. The book went on sale nationwide this month.

May 22, 2007

Cosmologists predict a static universe in 3 trillion years

When Dutch astronomer Willem de Sitter proposed a static model of the universe in the early 1900s, he was some 3 trillion years ahead of his time. Now, physicists Lawrence Krauss from Case Western Reserve University and Robert J. Scherrer from Vanderbilt University predict that trillions of years into the future, the information that currently allows us to understand how the universe expands will have disappeared over the visible horizon.

Volcanic eruptions preserve ancient history for Croft

A catastrophic mudflow some 25 to 28 million years ago stopped a nine-inch armadillo in its tracks.

May 21, 2007

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine awarded $27M prestigious contract for tuberculosis research

For a deadly disease with nearly 9 million new cases and 1.6 million deaths worldwide each year, the war on tuberculosis [TB] may get a little boost. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is pleased to announce that the Tuberculosis Research Unit (TBRU) at the School of Medicine has received a $27 million contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, one of the National Institutes of Health, to continue its work in TB research.

May 18, 2007

Geologist Saylor on CSI hunt to date hominid fossils

Using skills similar to those of a crime scene investigator, Beverly Saylor, Case Western Reserve University geologist, observed the geological formations and strata patterns across a remote area of Ethiopia recently. She was reconstructing the environment where ancient animals and hominids once lived.

May 16, 2007

Case undergrad maps Bennett-Woolf literary debate

Using the digital mapping technology of Ivanhoe, a pedagogical environment for humanities study and research, Qilei Hang, a third-year undergraduate at Case Western Reserve University, tracked key elements in the literary debate that were prompted by two works by Bennett -- "Our Women, Chapters on Sexual Discord" (1920) and "Is the Novel Decaying?" (1923).

May 04, 2007

Undergraduate engineering student at Case Western Reserve University presents research on Capitol Hill

Case Western Reserve University student Sonia Merritt, a third-year biomedical engineering major from the Toledo area, has been selected by the Federal Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) to be one of 60 presenters at "CUR Posters on the Hill" in Washington, D.C.

May 01, 2007

Glennan Fellows Recognized for Scholarship, Research, Teaching

Opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to interact and collaborate in the classroom is a common thread among the winners of this year's Glennan Fellows program, as is the use of modern technology such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners. The five winners from Case Western Reserve University represent different approaches to education that the Glennan Fellows program encourages.

April 30, 2007

Knowledge for working women offered in new handbook

Now comprising more than 50 percent of the workforce, women have a new reference source to consult for the latest workplace information when making career decisions, say organizational behavior experts from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.

April 27, 2007

Fourth year chem major wins Hertz Foundation Fellowship

Thomas Teets, a Case Western Reserve University graduating senior, will pursue graduate studies in chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with support of a five-year Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellowship.

April 23, 2007

Campus community has several opportunities to support Aids Week of Action

Panel discussions, anonymous HIV testing, a documentary, a vigil and handing out condoms at downtown Cleveland bars are all part of Case Western Reserve University's observance of AIDS Week of Action now through April 27.

April 17, 2007

Case's south pole scientists aim new $19 m telescope at stars

John Ruhl and his South Pole research team from Case Western Reserve University's physics department were among scientists from nine universities that pointed the new $19.2 million South Pole Telescope (SPT) towards Jupiter in February to begin testing its power to help astrophysicists understand the universe.

Fighting the bitter cold for a love of a new telescope

The sun has set at the South Pole. Case grad student Staniszewski fine tunes new telescope during South Pole winter.

April 09, 2007

Research ShowCASE 2007: The Future is Now

As one of the nation's leading research and educational institutions, Case Western Reserve University and its affiliate institutions are offering the public a firsthand look at the breadth of research activities currently under way.

April 05, 2007

Case Western Reserve University's Sobel tithes research time to environmental issues

Case Western Reserve University faculty member Matthew Sobel has joined a team of international scientists calling for better forecasting methods in predicting how climate changes will impact the earth's plant and animal species. They have reported eight ways to improve biodiversity forecasting in the "BioScience" article, "Forecasting the Effects of Global Warming on Biodiversity."

April 04, 2007

The music of fashion in Classic Chic by Case's Davis

Consider today's hip-hop, 1990s grunge or the psychedelic rock of the 1960s, and it quickly becomes obvious that music and fashion have close ties as forms of self expression. But this is nothing new, as Mary E. Davis, an associate professor of music at Case Western Reserve University, reveals in her new book, "Classic Chic: Music, Fashion, and Modernism" (University of California Press).

Research ShowCase: The Future is Now

Case Western Reserve University's fifth annual Research ShowCASE 2007 is a free, two-day public exhibit that highlights the best and brightest from among its research community.

April 03, 2007

Making academic science environments inclusive for women: cooperation is key

As colleges and universities nationwide are focusing on the attraction and retention of women scientists, Case Western Reserve researchers at the Weatherhead School of Management have set out to find ways to advance women in underrepresented areas of science.

April 02, 2007

Robert Langer, who revolutionized biomedical technology with drug delivery system, to speak at Case April 5

Biomedical research pioneer, Robert S. Langer, will discuss the latest developments in biomaterials and tissue engineering research as keynote speaker of the Allen and Constance Ford Distinguished Lecture Series at Case Western Reserve University.

March 28, 2007

Pacifier use may lower risk of SIDS, says researcher at Case's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

The risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), the third leading cause of infant death, may be lowered through the use of a pacifier. According to an article in "Nursing for Women's Health" written by Elizabeth Damato, assistant professor of nursing at Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, neonatal health care practitioners should counsel new parents in the potential benefits of using a pacifier.

March 27, 2007

Case Western Reserve University is the leader in Ohio in technology transfer success, according to national survey

Case Western Reserve University led Ohio universities, hospitals and research institutes by collecting $29.4 million in licensing revenues over the last three years, almost more than all other institutions in Ohio combined, according to the recently released U.S. Licensing Survey for fiscal year 2005 by the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM).

"High-tech art detective" to unveil latest findings on quest for hidden Leonardo during talk at Cleveland Museum of Art

Famed scientist Maurizio Seracini will give a free, public talk, "Decoding Leonardo: Latest Findings on Leonardo's Annunciation, Adoration of the Magi, and Battle of Anghiari," hosted by the Case Western Reserve University's department of art history and art on Friday, March 30, at 4 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

March 26, 2007

Diplomat Joseph Wilson headlines Annual Research Symposium

Case Western Reserve University's fifth annual Research ShowCASE 2007 is a free, two-day public exhibit that highlights the best and brightest from among its research community. The annual program on April 11 and 12 at the Veale Convocation, Recreation, and Athletic Center offers a rare glimpse into the breadth of research unfolding at the university and with its affiliates, including University Hospitals Case Medical Center, MetroHealth Medical Center, the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

March 20, 2007

Bolton-Brush Growth Studies Center at Case Western Reserve University responds to changes in orthodontics

With more adults seeking orthodontic treatments, the Bolton-Brush Growth Studies Center at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine -- one of the world’s longest running projects on normal human growth -- will begin to focus on establishing standards for what is considered normal adult development.

March 06, 2007

Acclaimed physicist and author Lisa Randall to give 2007 Distinguished Lecture at Case Western Reserve University

One of the most talked about questions in science is, "how many dimensions exist?" Lisa Randall, the author of "Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions", will discuss the possibilities of dimensions beyond the known four when she gives the free, public 2007 Distinguished Lecture, sponsored by Case Western Reserve University, at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, in Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave.

February 27, 2007

"Nanobook" is a new guide for all things nanotechnology at Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University's expertise in engineering and the sciences is well-known, but now, it also will be well-documented—especially in the emerging field of nanotechnology.

February 23, 2007

Finding meaning in caregiving helps maintain good mental health; chronic stress has physical consequences

Having positive cultural beliefs about caring for elders and strong religious beliefs can ward off depression and other mental health difficulties for female caregivers of spouses and parents with dementia, but sustained elevated levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, puts these women at risk for physical health problems, according to a study published in the "American Journal of Geriatric Psychology".

December 28, 2006

Case Western Reserve University grows heart healthy companies from its research

Case Western Reserve University is helping the world understand how the heart beats through new diagnostic tools and cell therapy. Over the past three years, Case has grown three new companies that help doctors understand how the heart functions and make it healthier when diseased.

December 13, 2006

National Science Foundation funds case program for integrated mathematical and biological sciences undergraduate research

Four Case Western Reserve University biology, mathematics and statistic majors will be pioneers in a new program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences (RIBMS) program selected Arielle Kanters, a second-year biology major and math minor; Drew Kouri, a third-year math major; Eric Webb, a second-year mathematics major; and Peter Whalen, a second-year biology and mathematics double major, as its initial participants.

December 07, 2006

Case Western Reserve University biologists suspect lightning fires help preserve oak forests

Oak forests may be approaching extinction but lightning fires may play a vital role in their regeneration, according to Case Western Reserve University biologists.

December 06, 2006

Gift of $1 million establishes endowment for Case Western Reserve University materials characterization laboratory

A $1 million grant from the Fred A. Lennon Charitable Trust means a new name and a lot more resources for a nationally renowned materials characterization facility at Case Western Reserve University.

November 30, 2006

Case Western Reserve University physicists refute analysis of Jackson Pollock's paintings

Can mathematics explain the art of Jackson Pollock? Can it be used to authenticate paintings of uncertain provenance? Case Western Reserve University physicists address these questions in next week's edition of Nature.

November 29, 2006

Case faculty play major role in encouraging engineering research on vaccine production for pandemic flu

The conference "Vaccine Production: Potential Engineering Approaches to a Pandemic," hosted by Case Western Reserve University last April, has already yielded significant results in the form of enhanced academic research interest in this subject. Four young academics who attended the meeting have received grant money to explore novel engineering approaches to flu vaccine production.

November 27, 2006

Case Western Reserve University student selected as one of 32 U.S. Rhodes Scholars

Shaan Gandhi, a fourth-year student at Case Western Reserve University majoring in biochemistry and chemistry, is one of only 32 college students in the United States selected as a Rhodes Scholar for 2007. While at the University of Oxford, the Battle Creek, Mich. native plans to pursue the M.Sc. in Integrated Immunology.

November 21, 2006

University dedicates NSF Science and Technology Center

ase Western Reserve University leaders, joined by officials from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Cleveland Municipal School District (CMSD), officially dedicated the Center for Layered Polymeric Systems, or CLiPS, the university's first ever NSF Science and Technology Center, based in the macromolecular science and engineering department at the Case School of Engineering (CSE).

November 17, 2006

School of Medicine interim dean awarded highest honor for life-changing research

During the 20th annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC) in Denver, Pamela Davis, M.D., Ph.D, Case School of Medicine Interim Dean, received the Paul di Sant'Agnese Award. The award is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's highest honor for scientific research achievement and is given annually to the scientist who made the most significant strides in CF studies.

November 13, 2006

Diabetes Research Retreat to highlight impact of clinical trials on treatment of diabetes

Continuing the promotion of cross-institutional collaboration, Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland's Dietrich Diabetes Research Institute (DDRI) and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine present the third annual Diabetes Research Retreat on Friday, November 17, 2006, at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven.

October 25, 2006

Case School of Medicine professor discovers nerve cell defects caused by mental retardation gene

Neuroscientists at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have discovered changes in nerve cell function caused by mutation of the gene responsible for Rett Syndrome, a devastating progressive neurological disorder.

October 18, 2006

AIDS Study Challenges Conventional Treatment Guidelines for HIV Patients

National Study Published in Curent Issue of JAMA A newly published study by investigators at the Center for AIDS Research at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, led by Benigno Rodríguez, MD, along with a nationwide team of AIDS/HIV experts, strongly...

October 17, 2006

Fossils of new pygmy water buffalo provide evidence that it once roamed Cebu island in the Philipines

The fossils of an unusual pygmy buffalo--shorter than a yardstick at its shoulders but with a weight of a reindeer at 350 pounds--show the first evidence that "island dwarfing" can take place among the cattle family.

October 06, 2006

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the National Foundation for Cancer Research Launch New Research Center for Molecular Imaging

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) announced the establishment of a new NFCR Center for Molecular Imaging. This center, funded by a 5-year grant from the NFCR, will be led...

October 02, 2006

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute identify molecule that drives blood vessel growth and blindness in age-related macular degeneration

A dart-like molecule that adheres to proteins in the eye is the key that turns on the uncontrolled growth of blood vessels, according to researchers at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute.

September 29, 2006

Case School of Law receives quarter of a million dollar DOJ counterterrorism grant

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $246,807.00 to the Case Western Reserve University School of Law's Institute for Global Security Law and Policy. The funds will be used by Case to promote cooperation between U.S. and foreign prosecutors in terrorism cases.

September 28, 2006

Case Western Reserve University's Alexis Abramson joins Nortech Fellows Program

NorTech, Northeast Ohio's technology-based economic development leader, announced today that Alexis R. Abramson, Ph.D., an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Case Western Reserve University and a nationally-known leader in nanotechnology research, will join the NorTech Fellows Program effective September 1.

September 27, 2006

Case Western Reserve University researchers find how a protein regulates anxiety

What makes us anxious? For the first time, researchers from Case Western Reserve University demonstrated how one of the members of the regulator of the G signaling proteins (RSG) called RGS2 found in the brain influences the synaptic activity...

September 22, 2006

Case physicist and Oxford colleagues revive aether theory

Physicists are fond of simple and to-the-point theories. Case Western Reserve University Physicist Glenn Starkman, with his colleagues Tom Zlosnik and Pedro Ferreira from the University of Oxford, put their minds together during Starkman's John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship this...

September 21, 2006

Tipping leaders into effectiveness

Case Western Reserve University OB and Psychology Professor studied the impact of EI on financial performance Corporate leaders adept at intelligently using their emotions and working well with others can drive financial gains for their companies. In a longitudinal...

September 20, 2006

Two thumbs up for new cognitive science professor Parrill

How people communicate with their hands and position their bodies while talking—gesturing—are a research interest for Fey Parrill.

September 15, 2006

Case chemist takes on HIV-1 virus with $1 M support from NIH

Finds proteins from the AIDS virus Case Western Reserve University Chemist Mary Barkley wants to find out what makes two pieces of a protein in the AIDS virus begin the biochemical processes that lead to AIDS. A four-year, $...

September 14, 2006

Case neuroscientists's spinal cord bridge bypasses injury

On Sept. 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed by 39 men who changed the course of history. Case Western Reserve University and thousands of other institutions throughout the country will join in celebrations marking the historic event.

August 22, 2006

Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals launch start-up venture for innovative cardiac care

CardioInsight Technologies, Inc., a new bioscience start-up company, will commercialize a distinctive technology known as electrocardiographic imaging that was developed by Case Western Reserve University, in association with University Hospitals of Cleveland.

August 15, 2006

Case School of Engineering Professor to participate in prestigious National Academy of Engineering Program

Alexis Abramson selected to attend NAE's Frontiers of Engineering program, which brings together the country's best and brightest young engineers Alexis Abramson, the Warren E. Rupp Assistant Professor of Science and Engineering in the department of mechanical and aerospace...

August 09, 2006

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine student awarded a Fulbright Student Scholarship

Lynne Tan, student at Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine is a recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Student scholarship for the 2006-2007 academic year.

August 07, 2006

New mammal discovery made by Case paleontologist

Fossils of a new hoofed mammal that resembles a cross between a dog and a hare which once roamed the Andes Mountains in southern Bolivia around 13 million years ago was discovered by Darin A. Croft, assistant professor of anatomy at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a research associate at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

August 01, 2006

Case neuroscientists continue to unravel Alzheimer's damage

Find protein that triggers the unchecked oxidation associated with brain cell death Neuroscientists at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have found evidence of which protein in the brain's immune cells triggers a cascade of reactions that...

July 31, 2006

Attuning to others in the workplace is part of leadership

Doctoral dissertation research from Case Western Reserve University finds Men tend to better predict what their co-workers think about their demonstration of leadership behaviors at work than women, according to a researcher from Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School...

July 24, 2006

Case School of Engineering lands NIRT grant

Case-led consortium receives grant to develop microscopic, light-powered machines A team led by Case Western Reserve University chemical engineering professor C.C. Liu will receive $1.3 million over the next four years to research and develop novel microscopic machines powered by...

July 20, 2006

Lake Erie's health pulse stressed with winter runoffs

Case Western Reserve University geologist Gerald Matisoff speculates the heavy winter snow melts contribute to the growing "dead zone" problem of low oxygen concentrations in Lake Erie's basin.

July 17, 2006

Case Western Reserve University social work professor named senior fellow of national adoption institute

Victor Groza joins the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute Victor Groza, a professor of social work at Case Western Reserve University, has joined the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute's Senior Research Fellows Program. He is one of nine esteemed...

July 14, 2006

Case Western Reserve University technology transfer reaches new levels of performance

In the fiscal year ended June 30, 2006, the university's technology transfer office completed 37 licensing and option deals, compared with 26 the previous year, a 42 percent increase.

June 29, 2006

Listening to music can reduce chronic pain and depression

Listening to music can reduce chronic pain by up to 21 percent and depression by up to 25 percent, according to research published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing by Sandra L. Siedlecki, a nurse researcher at the Cleveland Clinic.

June 26, 2006

NIH grant aids case law professor in study of therapeutic-enhancement genetic research policies

To find ways to restrict enhancement research and to protect human subjects With support from the National Institutes of Health, a Case Western Reserve University law professor will study ethical differences between therapeutic and enhancement genetic research that involves human...

June 22, 2006

Case's Center for Health Promotion Research to establish the Ohio Tobacco Research and Evaluation Center

The Center for Health Promotion Research, a research and evaluation center in the School of Medicine's Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, recently was awarded a $450,000 contract from the Ohio Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Foundation (TUPCF) to develop...

June 20, 2006

CASE Researcher Identifies Signaling Between Mesenchymal Stem Cells and a Three-Dimensional Scaffold for Tissue Repair

Dr. Arnold Caplan, who is a researcher at the National Center for Regenerative Medicine and professor of biology and general medical sciences (oncology), has described a novel way to repair cartilage and bone by growing bone marrow stem cells...

June 15, 2006

Ohio's research universities refocusing to generate research, spur economic growth

Case Western Reserve University joins Ohio's public and private research universities that are refocusing doctoral programs to generate world-class research and stimulate economic growth. Members of the Ohio Board of Regents heard details June 15 about the upcoming launch...

June 14, 2006

Dr. Laughlin completes phase 1 clinical trial using umbilical cord blood to treat leukemia

A relatively new source of stem cells has been used to treat leukemia. Mary Laughlin, who is a researcher at the National Center for Regenerative Medicine and an associate professor of hematology and oncology, and her colleagues at the...

June 09, 2006

"Race-based" medicine holds potential dangers for treatment, says Case Western Reserve University law professor

Physicians and scientists should focus on objectively definable attributes of patients rather than race In June 2005 the Federal Food and Drug Administration announced it had approved the use of BiDil, a heart failure medication designed exclusively for treating...

May 25, 2006

Case's Psychology Department installs fMRI simulation

To help researchers prepare their studies' participants for the brain imaging New simulation technology will allow researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University to prepare people for an fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging). A...

May 24, 2006

Study from Weatherhead School, Federal Reserve examines angel investors' criteria for investing in start-ups

Angel investors want to invest their money in companies with a sustainable competitive advantage, run by strong, experienced management teams, and are located in a region with a relevant industrial base and strong universities. These are among the findings...

May 18, 2006

Case's Ohio Neurostimulation and Neuromodulation Partnership awarded $8 million from Third Frontier Program

New funding enhances Northeast Ohio's leadership in developing groundbreaking technology to restore areas of function to the body The Biomedical Research and Commercialization Program (BRCP) of the State of Ohio Third Frontier Program has announced that Case Western Reserve...

May 16, 2006

Center for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Receives $8 Million from Third Frontier Program to Continue Adult Stem Cell Commercialization Programs

State funding represents a major step forward for joint project of Case, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic, and Athersys The Biomedical Research and Commercialization Program (BRCP) of the State of Ohio Third Frontier Program (TFP) announced May 12,...

May 15, 2006

Case School of Engineering announces first Herbold Fellow

Funding from $2 million gift will support new research bridging neuroscience and robot intelligence Start-up packages for new faculty members are increasingly common in higher education these days. Much less common is reinvestment by colleges and universities in their more...

May 08, 2006

Does IQ dip with age or is something else impacting intelligence?

If college students had to perform in conditions that mimic the perception deficits many older people have, their IQ scores would take a dip.

Does IQ dip with age or is something else impacting intelligence?

If college students had to perform in conditions that mimic the perception deficits many older people have, their IQ scores would take a dip.

May 02, 2006

Case student from Falmouth wins Churchill Scholarship

Will study at Cambridge University in England and do paleoclimatology research Growing up and living in the coastal town of Falmouth, Me., Katherine Allen, a graduating senior from Case Western Reserve University, developed a strong interest in environmental science. While...

April 28, 2006

How much do we internalize what others think of our weight?

Case senior finds new way to measure the body consciousness during senior project A graduating senior from Case Western Reserve University doing an honors thesis in psychology found a way to measure whether the perception of young women's reported idealized...

April 27, 2006

Does new fossil link Homo erectus and Homo sapiens?

Case paleontologist to analyze new fossil skull from Ethiopia to make determination Case Western Reserve University paleontologist Scott Simpson began to relax, February 16, after a day of exploration in the Gona area in Ethiopia's Afar region. As he sipped...

April 25, 2006

Case Western Reserve University completes license agreement with Great Lakes Pharmaceuticals

Company receives $250,000 seed investment from Case Technology Ventures Case Western Reserve University has completed a license agreement with Great Lakes Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (GL Pharmaceuticals), a pre-seed stage company formed to commercialize innovative anti-infective compounds and technologies. The University...

April 18, 2006

Much of entrepreneurial drive is genetic, new study finds

Paper co-authored by professor from Weatherhead School of Management shows genetic predisposition toward entrepreneurism Scott Shane Entrepreneurs are considered vital to the health of a region's or nation's economy, since they create wealth and jobs. And while governments and business...

April 17, 2006

Groza lends hand to Ukrainians for child welfare reforms

Assists in helping the country move children from institutions to caring homes International adoption and child welfare expert Victor Groza, will assist the Ukrainian government in setting up programs to move thousands of children from institutions formed under the...

April 13, 2006

Much of entrepreneurial drive is genetic, new study finds

Paper co-authored by professor from Weatherhead School of Management shows genetic predisposition toward entrepreneurism Scott Shane Entrepreneurs are considered vital to the health of a region's or nation's economy since they create wealth and jobs. And while governments and...

April 11, 2006

First link of oral bacteria and preterm birth found in human

In pilot study by Case Western Reserve University and MetroHealth Medical Center A 37-year-old-mother, who gave birth to a low-weight preemie at 24 weeks, exhibited the first-found link in a human between bacteria found in the mouth and the amniotic...

April 05, 2006

School of Medicine, Clinic, UH collaboration receives $13.5 million NIH grant to research molecular causes of blood clots

New center one of only three receiving funding Researchers at the Case Western Reserve University (Case) School of Medicine, the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals of Cleveland will join together to study the cellular and genetic causes of blood clots...

March 31, 2006

Famed psychologist Arthur Jensen gives $350,000 gift

To aid the International Society for Intelligence Research’s work at Case Understanding how smart we are got a boost from two philanthropists interested in human intelligence. The International Society for Intelligence Research based at Case Western Reserve University—a dedicated group...

March 23, 2006

Human defensins may be a new "antibiotic" to thwart disease

Dental and medical researchers collaborate on new research projects Imagine getting a cold, the flu or strep throat. Instead of swallowing an antibiotic or an over-the-counter medication, you rev up your body's natural immune engine to fight off viral,...

March 17, 2006

Case study results in 10 papers for national research meeting

Case dental research network provides access to preventive practices in dental offices Regardless of race, private practice dentists do not discriminate in services they provide their patients, according to a new study from Case Western Reserve University's School of Dental...

March 09, 2006

University Memory and Aging Center part of national brain imaging study on Alzheimer's disease

Largest, Most Comprehensive Study of Its Kind The National Institutes of Health (NIH) seeks men and women in Northeast Ohio between the ages of 55 and 90 to participate in the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), a landmark research study....

February 28, 2006

Case administrators help to build economic ties between Israel and Northeast Ohio

Mark Coticchia and Lev Gonick among Delegation of Technology, Community and Business Leaders to Visit Israel Two top Case administrators were among a high-powered delegation of Cleveland-area technology, community and business leaders who recently visited Israel to strengthen the growing...

February 24, 2006

Case School of Engineering professor applies virtual reality simulation to train world's brain and heart surgeons

Another research project of the professor's could virtually eliminate need for heart/lung machines M. Cenk Cavusoglu Virtual reality simulation tools are already revolutionizing the way dentists are taught at Case Western Reserve University—and if M. Cenk Cavusoglu has his way,...

February 22, 2006

The readiness is all: preparing to move

Case biologists show that what a neuron can do is a function of mechanical context The brain as command center for bodily movement was too simple an idea, thought the Russian physiologist Nicolas Bernstein some 60 years ago. After studying...

February 15, 2006

Improved communication between families, health care providers can help reduce cost, length of stay in ICU, Case nursing researchers say

About 5-10% of chronically critically ill patients utilize half of all intensive care unit resources Barbara J. Daly A growing population of chronically critically ill (CCI) patients use approximately half of all hospital intensive care unit (ICU) resources at...

February 07, 2006

When we say the wrong thing…

Case and Kent State researchers look at repairing regretted messages The minute the words are said, the regret sets in. Communication scientists from Case Western Reserve University and Kent State University have studied how and why people choose certain ways...

January 18, 2006

Prison inmates say sexual violence in penitentiaries is a stereotypical belief

Case social scientist reveals in a national cultural study of prison rape that prison inmates say conventional beliefs about prison rape are questionable Mark Fleisher In a ground-breaking cultural study on rape and sexuality in prisons, a Case Western Reserve...

January 11, 2006

Governments should aid process of creating industry clusters rather than specific industries, according to study from Weatherhead School of Management

Most clusters arise spontaneously, study findsBo Carlsson As jobs in many traditional manufacturing industries have declined or disappeared in recent decades, policymakers have sought ways for government to help stimulate the creation of new jobs Frequently the goal has been...

January 04, 2006

What's in the market for 3-D dental imaging?

Dentist report on new computerized tomography systems Cone beam computerized tomography (CBCT) increasingly has become the newest technology for orthodontists to use in diagnosing complicated oral health problems. Reporting on four new CBCT systems in the December issue of the...

December 23, 2005

Case Western Reserve University's technology transfer scores well in latest survey of university programs

Case Western Reserve University's technology transfer program has continued its impressive growth, according to the latest statistics from the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). The AUTM survey, which covers the period July 1, 2003-June 30, 2004 ranks Case 20th...

December 22, 2005

Tight glucose control cuts heart disease by half in Type 1 diabetes, finds study chaired by Case Professor Saul Genuth, M.D.

Intensive glucose control lowers the risk of heart disease and stroke by about 50 percent in people with type 1 diabetes, researchers report in the Dec. 22, 2005, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Their findings are...

December 15, 2005

What's risky for the heart is bad for the teeth and gums

Periodontists report in January issue of Quintessence International What stresses heart health also impacts the teeth and gums, report researchers in the article, "Periodontitis and cardiovascular diseases: A review of shared risk factors and new findings support a causality hypothesis",...

December 14, 2005

Weatherhead professor co-authors new study linking age distribution of a country’s population and its entrepreneurial activity

Early 30's found to be prime age for starting a new business Policymakers trying to stimulate entrepreneurial activity usually focus how factors such as taxes and regulations affect new businesses. While these things are important, a new study suggests that...

December 08, 2005

Case researchers discover new techniques for finding needles in haystacks

Geometric reasoning helps create powerful statistical methods to detect signals   A Case Western Reserve University research team from physics and statistics has recently created innovative statistical techniques that improve the chances of detecting a signal in large data sets....