Alana Foundation to fund CWRU-MIT research in identifying drugs to treat Down syndrome

Alberto Costa

Goal for therapeutics is to improve cognitive function in persons with this neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative condition Thanks to the generosity of a philanthropy dedicated to children’s issues, renowned Down syndrome researcher Alberto Costa has taken

Find out how CWRU ranks in global equality, biomedical research at today’s report card launch party

The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine’s Universities Allied for Essential Medicines chapter will host a report card launch party today (April 22) from 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. in Biomedical Research Building, Room 105. The report card grades more

Drugs stimulate body’s stem cells to replace the brain cells lost in multiple sclerosis

Paul Tesar

Approach may offer new way to reverse disability in multiple sclerosis patients A pair of topical medicines already alleviating skin conditions may prove to have another, even more compelling use: instructing stem cells in the

Plastic surgeon to discuss career path in academia at April 22 lecture

Peter C. Neligan

The Case Western Reserve University Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society chapter will host Peter C. Neligan, professor in the Department of Surgery and Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery and director of the Center

School of Medicine students win CWRU Pride LGBT Ohio Leadership Scholarship

Paul Cheng

Jonathon Wanta and Paul Cheng recently won the Case Western Reserve University Pride LGBT Ohio Leadership Scholarship, sponsored by the Alumni Association. Wanta (CWR ’14), a first-year medical student in the School of Medicine, was

Researchers uncover obstacles that prevent people with RHD in Uganda from receiving life-saving penicillin


Penicillin has nearly eradicated rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in the United States. But 15 million people still suffer from the disease worldwide, and 1.4 million die each year, according to the World Heart Federation. Access

Health policy reformer to discuss American medical care at April 28 talk

The American Medical Student Association and Students for a National Health Program will welcome health policy reformer and patient advocate Steven Nissen, chairman of cardiovascular medicine at Cleveland Clinic, for a talk Tuesday, April

Rett Syndrome Research Trust awards CWRU, Cleveland Clinic $1.3 million for clinical trial

Award follows creation of regional collaborative to advance research A surgical sedative may hold the key to reversing the devastating symptoms of a neurodevelopmental disorder found almost exclusively in females. Ketamine, used primarily for operative

Case Western Reserve University pathologist earns Hartwell Award

Brian Cobb

The Hartwell Foundation has presented a 2014 Individual Biomedical Research Award to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researcher Brian A. Cobb, to support his efforts to prevent or reverse asthma. Cobb, an associate

Anti-diabetic drug metformin, Vitamin D3 show promise in preventing colorectal cancer


Case Western Reserve scientists collaborate with China’s Lanzhou University investigators in exploring the dual-compound strategy The concept was simple: If two compounds each individually show promise in preventing colon cancer, surely it’s worth trying the