Newly discovered reptile fossils offer clues about elevation history of Andes Mountains, climate change

Tortoise shell discovered by Darin Croft

On an arid plateau in the Andes Mountains of southern Bolivia, a Case Western Reserve University researcher flagged what turned out to be the fossil remains of a tortoise nearly 5 feet long—a find indicating

Microbiome of infants may play a major role in the development of adult diseases

Baby feet in adult hand

CWRU faculty organize special issue of Embryo Today dedicated to microbiome Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine organized a special issue of Birth Defects Research Part C: Embryo Today dedicated to the

Rendering Thomas Jefferson, the architect

Monticello design

Thomas Jefferson is the only American architect with the distinction of having two of his projects—the University of Virginia and his home, Monticello—land on the United Nations’ list of World Heritage sites. What’s more, he

Powerful protein promotes post-injury regeneration, growth of injured peripheral nerves

Richard Zigmond

Case Western Reserve scientists demonstrate CCL2 activates healing inflammatory immune responses and gene expression The peripheral nervous system is a vast network of nerves that exists primarily outside of brain and spinal cord and connects

Planning to participate in Research ShowCASE 2016? Find out submission deadlines

Research ShowCASE CWRU

Research ShowCASE 2016 will be held Friday, April 15, in the Veale Convocation, Recreation and Athletic Center. Graduate students, post-docs, professional students, faculty and staff must submit their abstracts for Research ShowCASE by Monday, Feb.

CWRU scientist at nursing school to lead new gene-modifying cystic fibrosis research

Rebecca Darrah

A scientist at Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing will lead a pair of studies to develop more effective treatment for symptoms of cystic fibrosis (CF), a life-threatening genetic disease

Land use may weaken amphibian’s capacity to fight infection and disease

cricket frog on white background.

Man-made changes to the environment may be damaging the immune systems of a species of frog whose populations have drastically declined since the 1970s, according to a new study by researchers at Case Western

Competitive auctions drive women to bid—and value winning—more than men

Roman Sheremeta

In the heat of competition, women value winning more than men. Women also bid more in auctions than men—but only when competing against other women. Against men, women bid about the same as men competing

CWRU researchers create first complete model of serotonin’s role

Model of the brain

Absence of serotonin alters development and function of brain circuits Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have created the first complete model to describe the role serotonin plays in brain development and

CWRU professor to build much-desired chemical imager

Ozan Akkus

Studies using FastRam will range from tooth decay and art, to combustion and planetary science Before Case Western Reserve University Professor Ozan Akkus applied for federal funding to build a souped-up version of a chemical