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Case Daily - December 23, 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.

Case Daily - December 22, 2009

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.

Case Daily - December 21, 2009

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.

Case Daily - December 18, 2009

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.

Case Daily - December 17, 2009

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.

Case Daily - December 16, 2009

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.

Case Daily - December 15, 2009

Beginning today, the Case Western Reserve University community has an opportunity to help Greg Debeljak get recognized on a national level for his coaching abilities.

Case Daily - December 14, 2009

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.

Case Daily - December 11, 2009

John L. Johnson, professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a pulmonologist at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, has been awarded a 10 year, $19.7 million contract from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an international clinical trials site for the Tuberculosis Trials Consortium (TBTC). TBTC, established in 1993, is a partnership of U.S. and international clinical investigators who conduct research about the diagnosis, medical treatment, and prevention of tuberculosis (TB) infection and disease.

Case Daily - December 10, 2009

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.

Case Daily - December 09, 2009

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. A recent award of a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) will expand his work.

Case Daily - December 08, 2009

Staff Advisory Council's Community Service Committee raised thousands of dollars for two local charities. The committee's Ninth Annual Basket Raffle fundraiser benefited the Bellflower Center for Prevention of Child Abuse and the MetroHealth Friends of Mothers & Infants.

Case Daily - December 07, 2009

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.

Case Daily - December 04, 2009

Harvey Buchanan, Case Western Reserve University art historian and director of the John and Mildred Putnam Sculpture Collection, was "bowled over" when he saw the sculpture of Ronald Bladen (1918-1988) during an exhibition last year of the artist's work at the Jacobson Howard Gallery in New York City. Bladen's Light Year is the 45th work in the Putnam Sculpture Collection.

Case Daily - December 03, 2009

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Case Daily - December 02, 2009

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.

Case Daily - December 01, 2009

Case Western Reserve University's Dan Whalen is a finalist for the 2009 Gagliardi Trophy. The Gagliardi Trophy represents the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Division III top player.