Cancer Drug Delivery Research 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.
Using laboratory mice, drug delivery time from injection to the cancer cells was reduced to mere hours. Using this as a model for potential human use, cancer patients may someday soon receive the benefits of cancer-fighting drugs within hours of injection.
Findings are discussed in a paper, co-authored by Clemens Burda, associate professor of chemistry and director of the Center for Chemical Dynamics and Nanomaterials Research at Case Western Reserve University and graduate student Yu Cheng, that appears in the current edition of the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Read more.
Spartan Football Welcomes 28 New Players
The Case Western Reserve University football team recently announced its class of 2012. The list of 28 incoming freshman includes an overwhelming amount of student-athletes from Ohio.
"Although we have had a lot of kids from out of state come in and contribute, the backbone of our team is from the state of Ohio," said Head Coach Greg Debeljak. "It's a great football state as far as guys knowing what it takes to be successful."
The Spartans will welcome 10 defensive, 13 offensive, four defensive/offensive and one special teams recruits to camp on August 12. Read more.
Summer is a time when blood donations are low. To answer the call for more donations, the American Red Cross is holding a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 29. Donors can stop by the bloodmobile that will be parked on the quad. To schedule an appointment online, enter sponsor code CaseWestern.
There are a lot of "green" buzzwords these days, but many people don't know what these words mean, or how these issues impact their lives. Linda Robson, finance and administration fellow for energy studies, will present at a lunch and learn session, "Sustainability 101," from noon to 1 p.m., July 30 in Nord Hall, Room 310. The workshop will focus on tips for managing the rising costs of energy and food and building healthy communities both at home and at the university. In addition, find out how Case Western Reserve is going green. To register, send an e-mail to Erica Merritt, director of employee, education, training and development.
For Faculty and Staff
The ERP Training Team will be conducting half-hour information sessions on how to submit student grades via the grade roster in the faculty center of the Student Information System (SIS). The sessions will be held from 10:15-10:45 a.m., July 24 in Nord Hall, Room 410, and 1:15-1:45 p.m., July 25 in Nord Hall, Room 410. Registration is not required. Training on the grade roster will continue throughout the coming terms to coincide with periods when instructors submit grades. Information on the grade roster is available in the SIS faculty guide. Instructions for entering grades in SIS are available online as quick reference guides for both instructors and assigned grading proxies. Contact the ERP Training Team via e-mail with any questions.
Returning and transfer undergraduate students are invited to enter the 2008 Common Reading Essay Contest. Students must answer a prompt related to the introduction of this year's book, The Reluctant Mr. Darwin by David Quammen. The deadline is August 6. Winners will be eligible to receive a $300 gift certificate to the university's bookstore, and will be announced at the University Convocation on August 28. Information, including the specific prompt, can be found on the Common Reading Web site.
WOW: Wade Oval Wednesdays, an evening of free concerts in University Circle, takes place each Wednesday through August 27. This evening's concert, which begins at 6 p.m., will feature the American rock and swing sounds of Abby Normal & The Detroit Lean.
The views and opinions of those invited to speak on campus do not necessarily reflect the views of the university administration or any other segment of the university community.