Study finds more weight-loss approaches needed for people with neurological disabilities

headshot of Matthew Plow CWRU

Nutrition and weight-loss research in adults with disabling conditions is still in its formative stages A review of nutrition and weight-loss interventions for people with impaired mobility found strategies are sorely lacking for people with

ideastream airs series highlighting Case Comprehensive Cancer Center members

idea stream cancer series flyer

As a precursor to the showing of the documentary Ken Burns Presents: Cancer—The Emperor of All Maladies, ideastream (90.3 WCPN, WVIZ/PBS and has embarked on a project to cover regional cancer stories from

Engineering’s Philip Feng receives NSF CAREER Award

Philip Feng

Philip Feng, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has won a $500,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Award for his five-year project, “Dynamically Tuning 2D Semiconducting Crystals and Heterostructures

Depression symptoms of African-American cancer patients may be under-recognized, study finds

Amy Zhang

Case Western Reserve University nurse scientist Amy Zhang, who has long examined quality-of-life issues in cancer patients, wondered whether depression in African-American cancer patients has been under-recognized for treatment. Accurately assessing depression in cancer patients

Dental researcher creates method to study how T cells cause inflammation during infections

Pushpa Pandiyan

Case Western Reserve University dental researcher Pushpa Pandiyan discovered a new way to model how infection-fighting T cells cause inflammation in mice. The hope is that the discovery can lead to new therapies or drugs

Buildings with ”rocking” technology would be more earthquake-resilient, finds CWRU civil engineer


Buildings that rock during an earthquake and return to plumb would withstand seismic shaking better than structural designs commonly used in vulnerable zones of California and elsewhere, a Case Western Reserve University researcher has

Kelvin Smith Library joins digital content repository HathiTrust

Kelvin Smith Library

The Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University is now a member of HathiTrust, a large-scale collaborative repository of digital content from major research institutions and libraries. With more than 90 partners, HathiTrust aims

CWRU astronomers win time on Hubble to study galaxy formation


Case Western Reserve University astronomer Chris Mihos leads a team of Ohio researchers recently awarded nearly 20 hours of observing time on the Hubble Space Telescope to study the outskirts of the nearby spiral

Transgender advocate, Emmy nominee Laverne Cox to present at CWRU


This post has been updated to note that tickets already are sold out. Laverne Cox, transgender advocate and Emmy nominee for the critically acclaimed Netflix series Orange is the New Black, will present the lecture,

5 Questions with…Undergraduate Student Government President Taylor Gladys


Senior Taylor Gladys has been an advocate for students at Case Western Reserve University since she first stepped foot on campus more than three years ago. The biochemistry (pre-med) major joined Undergraduate Student Government (USG)