Ross Staszak and Aksel Güngör have just graduated from Drexel University. Both want to start companies, and both are wondering whether to study entrepreneurship in grad school. But perhaps the question they should be asking is this: Do they have the right DNA? Case Western Reserve University economics professor Scott Shane, author of Born Entrepreneurs, comments.
Case Western Reserve University is studying the health of older women to gain an understanding as to why some women of older age with a chronic illness do better than other women with the same illness.
The illegal drug trade is a part of American society that involves millions of people, all of whom are in it for their own reasons, and those reasons don't always center on addiction. Monday morning, host Dan Moulthrop and guests took up a scientific examination of the economy and the culture of illegal drug markets. Guests were Dr. Lee Hoffer, department of anthropology, and Dr. Rhonda Williams, department of history, Case Western Reserve University and Derek Siegle, director, Ohio High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas, Office of National Drug Control Policy.
The Ohio Third Frontier Wright Projects Program has awarded the Cleveland Cord Blood Center $2.1 million over three years to collaborate with Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic on a project to commercialize three products using nonembryonic umbilical cord blood stem cells for clinical applications in hematology and regenerative medicine.
The verdict rang alarm bells far beyond The Buckeye State. On June 2nd, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that police officers could issue speeding tickets based merely on visual estimates. The media frenzy was predictable, with most outlets mirroring a CNN report that said, "Motorists in Ohio, beware: Speeding is in the eye of the beholder, especially when police are the ones guesstimating." Lewis Katz, John C. Hutchens Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, comments.
Everybody agrees that scientific research is indispensable to the nation's health, prosperity, and security. In the many discussions of the value of research, however, one rarely hears any mention of how much publication of the results is best. Indeed, for all the regrets one hears in these hard times of research suffering from financing problems, we shouldn't forget the fact that the last few decades have seen astounding growth in the sheer output of research findings and conclusions. Just consider the raw increase in the number of journals. Using Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, Michael Mabe shows that the number of "refereed academic/scholarly" publications grows at a rate of 3.26 percent per year (i.e., doubles about every 20 years). The main cause: the growth in the number of researcher