Medicine’s Jiri Safar discusses mutation that could prevent brain disease

Mutation discovered in cannibal tribe might stop deadly brain disease ABCNews: While studying the cannibalistic Fore population in Papua New Guinea, researchers found many people had a genetic mutation that appeared to protect them from

Medicine’s Sanford Markowitz talks about experimental drug treatment that repairs tissues

Experimental drug regrows damaged body tissue Yahoo: Researchers at Case Western Reserve and UT Southwestern Medical Center developed an experimental drug treatment that repaired damage to the colon, liver and bone marrow in animal models.

Medicine’s Elma Baron discusses potential dangers of shellac manicure

Shellac manicures could be causing cancer WBNS-10TV: Elma Baron, professor of dermatology at the School of Medicine, discussed the potential dangers of a shellac manicure that used ultra violet light. “There’s already one report where they

Medicine’s Andrew Sloan talks about new method that predicts seriousness of brain tumors

How deadly is a brain tumor? Now the DNA can tell NBCNews: Andrew Sloan, professor of neurological surgery at the School of Medicine, talked about a new method that more accurately predicts the seriousness of

Biomedical Engineering’s Hunter Peckham receives 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from American Spinal Injury Association

P. Hunter Peckham

P. Hunter Peckham, the Donnell Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopaedics at Case Western Reserve University, was recently recognized by the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award for his

New drug stimulates tissue regeneration, catalyzing faster regrowth and healing of damaged tissues

Sanford Markowitz

Research focuses on select tissues injured through disease, surgery and transplants, but early findings indicate potential for broad applications The concept sounds like the stuff of science fiction: take a pill, and suddenly new tissues

Department of Defense awards School of Medicine’s Kath Bogie grant to work on spinal cord injuries

The Department of Defense’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program awarded Kath Bogie, adjunct assistant professor of orthopaedics, a $561,850 grant. Bogie, who is a principal investigator with the Advanced Platform Technology Center of Excellence at

National Eye Institute awards CWRU up to $3.3 million to develop two-photon ophthalmoscope

Instrument’s super-magnification of retina would enhance early detection of eye disease and could accelerate developing new eye therapies Imagine an instrument that peers deep inside the eye and sees how well the retina’s cells function.

siRNA-toting nanoparticles inhibit breast cancer metastasis


Researchers at Case Western Reserve University combined finely crafted nanoparticles with one of nature’s potent disrupters to prevent the spread of triple-negative breast cancer in mouse models. The highly aggressive cancer subtype is difficult to

KeyBank grants $2 million to Cleveland medical schools for integrated learning model


Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and CWRU School of Medicine to expand minority fellowship and interprofessional education The KeyBank Foundation announced a grant of $2 million to Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University, which