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A one-minute test that could uncover malaria

August 6, 2013 5:09 pm by | 0 Comments

When Brian Grimberg and a team at Case Western Reserve University began working on their Rapid Assessment of Malaria (RAM) device nearly four years ago, it was the size of…


Benefits of aspirin for colorectal cancer prevention comes down to personalized medicine

Benefits of aspirin for colorectal cancer prevention comes down to personalized medicine

April 24, 2014 5:00 am by | 0 Comments

(Reuters) Cancer is the first disease where physicians have personalized treatment, matching a tumor’s genetics to the appropriate chemotherapy, and now it may be the first in which prevention, too,…


Meet the geneticist leading a trio of Ohio healthcare powerhouses’ $21M charge on big data

Meet the geneticist leading a trio of Ohio healthcare powerhouses’ $21M charge on big data

December 9, 2013 4:21 pm by | 0 Comments

How big is the potential of big data in healthcare? So enormous that three Ohio medical powerhouses have teamed up, set aside some $21.5 million and called on a noted…



Non-prescription contact lenses considered illegal medical devices

Non-prescription contact lenses considered illegal medical devices

October 17, 2013 4:00 am by | 0 Comments

Wearing cosmetic contact lenses might seem like a nice way to finish off a good Halloween costume, but they can cause serious eye injury, according to an association of ophthalmologists….


Don’t get enough sleep at night? It shows, says a new study

Don’t get enough sleep at night? It shows, says a new study

August 5, 2013 5:00 pm by | 0 Comments

Great. Something else to keep you awake at night.
Researchers this week reported a correlation between poor sleep, accelerated aging of the skin and declining skin health.
University Hospitals Case Medical Center researchers conducted the study commiss…


Will Myriad ruling stifle innovation? Many still see plenty of incentives for genetics companies

Will Myriad ruling stifle innovation? Many still see plenty of incentives for genetics companies

June 14, 2013 3:00 pm by | 0 Comments

Even before the Supreme Court ruled on Myriad Genetics yesterday, there was talk in the biotech industry that a decision against the company’s patents would spell bad news for innovation….


Scientists reject dramatic findings on cancer drug in Alzheimer’s mice

Scientists reject dramatic findings on cancer drug in Alzheimer’s mice

May 23, 2013 1:59 pm by | 0 Comments

CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. scientists say a dramatic result last year suggesting that a cancer drug already approved by U.S. regulators could quickly clear out Alzheimer’s plaques in mice was too good to be true.
The study, published last year in the jo…


Repurposed cancer drug to enter Phase I trials for Alzheimer’s disease this year

Repurposed cancer drug to enter Phase I trials for Alzheimer’s disease this year

May 14, 2013 8:10 am by | 0 Comments

In the world of Alzheimer’s disease drugs, the past year has been marked by disappointing Phase 3 clinical trial results for a handful of much-anticipated antibody drugs. But the failure…



EMR data has big applications in public health, but a few legal & tech barriers stand in the way

EMR data has big applications in public health, but a few legal & tech barriers stand in the way

April 9, 2013 3:45 pm by | 0 Comments

The Google Flu Trends project is a great example of not only the potential use for big data at a public health level, but also some of the challenges that…


Case Western Reserve spinoff’s new device uses nerve stimulation to restore lost bladder control

Case Western Reserve spinoff’s new device uses nerve stimulation to restore lost bladder control

March 22, 2013 1:37 pm by | 1 Comments

Market research has suggested that neuromodulation devices make up the fastest-growing segment of the medical device sector, forecasting some $7 billion in sales within five years. Although medical device giants…


$1M grant will help researchers develop “smart insulin” as a safer option for type 1 diabetes

$1M grant will help researchers develop “smart insulin” as a safer option for type 1 diabetes

March 14, 2013 5:30 pm by | 2 Comments

Thanks to a new three-year, $1 million grant, a group of researchers at Case Western Reserve University are continuing to develop and test a form of glucose-responsive insulin that may…


Mayo Clinic, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia among first to win PCORI grant money

Mayo Clinic, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia among first to win PCORI grant money

December 19, 2012 5:03 pm by | 0 Comments

It took awhile but the White House decided to take back the label Obamacare and put a positive spin on it. The administration’s next marketing campaign should be around PCORI….


Startup embeds feeding and breathing tubes with sensors to cut intubation complications

Startup embeds feeding and breathing tubes with sensors to cut intubation complications

December 10, 2012 3:08 pm by | 0 Comments

Sensors and medicine just go together. Already we’ve seen sensors embedded into medical technology to help detect breast cancer, potential concussions and early signs of foot ulcers, just to name…


Everything you know about entrepreneurship is wrong

Everything you know about entrepreneurship is wrong

May 15, 2012 9:25 am by | 5 Comments

Scott Shane seems to delight in sharing harsh realities about entrepreneurship and economic development. Shane, a Case Western Reserve University economics professor who authors a regular column for Business Week,…


New CWRU tech transfer chief looks to boost corporate partnerships

New CWRU tech transfer chief looks to boost corporate partnerships

April 25, 2012 9:58 am by | 1 Comments

Bob Miller quietly began his post as Case Western Reserve University‘s top technology transfer official last October, but he’s likely to be much more vocal in seeking out corporate partnerships…


Alzheimer’s researchers form company, look to clinical trial of cancer drug

Alzheimer’s researchers form company, look to clinical trial of cancer drug

April 16, 2012 11:00 am by | 0 Comments

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University made a big splash earlier this year when they published research that showed a skin cancer drug reversed Alzheimer’s disease in mice. Now, the…