The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has had many notable milestones and achievements throughout its past. Click on a year below to see what happened that year.
- Professor of Pharmacology Krzysztof Palczewski demonstrates the progression of age-related macular degeneration is slowed in mice with the treatment of a new drug, retinylamine,
- Bioethicist Dr. Insoo Hyun leads the International Society for Stem Cell Research international task force of experts from 13 countries in developing new guidelines for the responsible development of safe and effective stem cell therapies for patients.
- School of Medicine Professor Sanford Markowitz helps develop a stool test for colon cancer.
- The discovery that an absence of a specific gene may lead to a number of birth defects related to the development of the heart and head is found by neuroscientist and School of Medicine Professor Dr. Gary Landreth and his colleagues.
- Professor of Anatomy Scott Simpson unearths a 1.2 million-year-old pelvic fossil of human ancestor Homo erectus and determines that the pelvis had adapted to birth a baby with an enlarged brain. This overturns previous speculations that the pelvis was evolved for endurance running.