Researchers’ findings offer promise for the development of new treatments for chronic pain and cancer

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Mapping of the full-length TRPV2 protein structure could advance design of innovative pharmaceutical compounds A team led by researchers at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine has identified a promising new target for the

Researchers discover moving, electrically “silent” source initiates brain waves

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Finding may help in understanding memory formation, treating epilepsy Researchers at Case Western Reserve University discovered a new way that brain waves spread through the hippocampus—a possible step toward understanding and treating epilepsy. The researchers discovered

CWRU leads effort to replace prostheses with engineered cartilage

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Five-year, $6.7 million federal grant for new Center for Multimodal Evaluation of Engineered Cartilage aims to make cartilage knee implants from patients’ cells Case Western Reserve University will open a new center designed to develop

Case Western Reserve University researchers land federal grants

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Five Case Western Reserve University junior faculty members have been awarded National Science Foundation CAREER grants, bringing more than $2.5 million for research to campus. The five-year grants support the scientists as they delve into

CWRU researchers identify significant mutational targets in colon cancer

Cancer cells

Research may offer clue into biologic role of these genes in tumor progression Little is known about the molecular basis of aberrant protein glycosylation, a complex enzymatic process that is a hallmark of many human

New technology quantifies effects of prostate tumor laser ablation

Anant Madabhushi

Effort to understand risks of treatment, and prognostic clues to long-term outcomes Prostate cancers are either low-grade, low-risk forms that may be monitored but otherwise untreated, or they’re serious enough to require surgery and radiation. Monitoring

Online program reduces bullying behavior in schools, tests show

Jane Timmons-Mitchell

Behaviors that enable bullying—a significant public health problem for adolescents nationally—were reduced among students who completed a new online anti-bullying program, according to a new study from Case Western Reserve University. “Part of convincing schools

Hartwell Foundation names CWRU among its Top 10 Biomedical Research Centers; grants award to autism researcher

Hoonkyo Suh

The Hartwell Foundation, a Memphis-based philanthropic institution committed to funding innovative biomedical pediatrics research, has named Case Western Reserve University among its national Top 10 Centers of Biomedical Research. The prestigious designation allows Case Western

CWRU researcher to turn plant virus shells against human cancers

Nicole Steinmetz

A Case Western Reserve University researcher has been awarded more than $3 million in federal and foundation grants to turn common plant viruses into cancer sleuths and search-and-destroy emissaries. Nicole Steinmetz, an assistant professor of

Changes in heart activity may signal epilepsy

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Pronounced alterations in heart rate variability may contribute to sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) Doctors have long characterized epilepsy as a brain disorder, but researchers at Case Western Reserve University have found that part