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Archived News Releases

2015

Educating patients about cancer treatment clinical trials improves knowledge and attitudes about participating in research

December 23, 2015

Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and University Hospitals researchers find video-based information more effective than text in encouraging participants to consider clinical trials...read more >

Absence of Serotonin Alters Development and Function of Brain Circuits

December 22, 2015

Case Western researchers create first complete model of serotonin’s role...read more >

Fifty-Two from Twelve Million: Scientists Find the Genes that Set into Motion Age-Related Macular Degeneration

December 21, 2015

Research Findings Could Lead to Diagnostics and Treatment for the Eye Disease...read more >

Turning Foe to Friend: Stem Cell Treatment Mediates Harmful Immune Response Following Spinal Cord Injury in Pre-Clinical Trials

November 23, 2015

Treatment One Day after Injury is Effective in Preventing Cascade of Immune Responses That Often Lead to Loss of Bodily Functions...read more >

Accounting for Racial Inequity in Clinical Trials: Dr. Jackson T. Wright Jr. Honored for Reducing Cardiovascular Disease among African Americans

November 9, 2015

Earns AHA’s Prestigious 2015 Clinical Research Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Cardiovascular Science...read more >

Protein Movement of Hair Bundles in the Inner Ear May Preserve Hearing for Life

November 6, 2015

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Finding Holds Promise for Repairing Damaged Hearing...read more >

Web app helps women assess and improve health long before pregnancy

October 29, 2015

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and MetroHealth Center for Health Care Research and Policy team develop healthy mom risk assessment...read more >

Case Western Reserve receives $2 million for smoking cessation research

October 19, 2015

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) research funding award goes to investigating a more effective approach to get patients to stop smoking ...read more >

Biomarker may predict which HER2-negative breast cancer patients will benefit from targeted therapy

September 17, 2015

Multicenter team led by Case Western Reserve scientists use brief exposure to therapy to find biomarker predictive of response to therapy...read more >

Case Western Reserve scientists discover long-sought genetic mechanism for cancer progression

September 11, 2015

Action of a key lncRNA different in colon cancer versus normal colon tissue...read more >

Case Western Reserve receives $2.3 million federal grant to fund nutritious food access study in Cleveland and Columbus

August 10, 2015

Universities partner with local organizations to assess impact of new food hub...read more >

High blood sugar of diabetes can cause immune system malfunction, leading to more infection and slower wound healing

August 6, 2015

Case Western Reserve scientists show how sugar-derived molecules can weaken infection-fighting antimicrobial beta-defensin peptides...read more >

Key protein drives ‘power plants’ that fuel cells in heart and other key systems in the body

August 4, 2015

Case Western Reserve discovery explains KLF4 and mitochondrial connection in heart failure...read more >

Novel algorithm identifies DNA copy-number landscapes in African American colon cancers

July 23, 2015

Case Western Reserve scientists develop algorithm to detect DNA copy-number alterations in tumors using deep sequencing data...read more >

Case Western Reserve to lead multi-institutional ‘big data’ project

July 15, 2015

Federal grant supports design of platform for collection, analysis of different kinds of data...read more >

Key protein controls nutrient availability in mammals

July 14, 2015

Case Western Reserve finding could also contribute to an understanding of diseases that produce an overabundance of bile acids ...read more >

3D views reveal intricacies in intestines that could lead to discoveries for inflammatory bowel disease

July 8, 2015

Case Western Reserve scientists find mouse models of IBD most closely resembling human forms of the illness...read more >

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

June 11, 2015

Research focuses on select tissues injured through disease, surgery and transplants, but early findings indicate potential for broad applications...read more >

National Eye Institute awards Case Western Reserve up to $3.3 million to develop two-photon ophthalmoscope

May 21, 2015

Instrument’s super-magnification of retina would enhance early detection of eye disease and could accelerate developing new eye therapies...read more >

Case Western Reserve, Cleveland Clinic Collaborate with Microsoft on ‘Earth-­Shattering’ Mixed-­Reality Technology for Education

April 29, 2015

Microsoft HoloLens Opens ‘Limitless’ Opportunities to Reimagine Learning; Professor Highlights Anatomy Application at Microsoft’s Developers’ Conference...read more >

Breakthrough Provides New Hope for More Effective Treatments for Patients with HER2+ Breast Cancer

April 24, 2015

Scientists Identify Key Genes and Molecules that Spur Aggressive Activity...read more >

Alana Foundation to Fund Case Western Reserve-MIT Research in Identifying Drugs to Treat Down Syndrome

April 22, 2015

Goal for Therapeutics: Improve Cognitive Function in Persons with This Neurodevelopmental and Neurodegenerative Condition...read more >

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

April 20, 2015

Approach may offer new way to reverse disability in multiple sclerosis patients...read more >

Connection Between Social Anxiety and Drug Use Offers Opportunities for More Effective Treatments

April 14, 2015

Case Western Reserve Scientists Discover Low-Intensity Service Draws Socially Anxious Youths into Peer Support Essential for Recovery...read more >

Molecular and Functional Basis Established for Nitric Oxide Joining Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide in Respiratory Cycle

April 10, 2015

Discovery Could Lead to Treatment Focus on Red Blood Cell Dysfunction in Cardiovascular Diseases and Blood Disorders...read more >

Case Western Reserve to Lead International Research on Resistance to Infection with Bacteria Causing Tuberculosis (TB)

April 3, 2015

Scientists Seek Novel Prevention and Treatment Strategies...read more >

Rett Syndrome Research Trust Awards Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic $1.3 Million for Clinical Trial

March 23, 2015

Award Follows Creation of Regional Collaborative to Advance Research...read more >

Anti-Diabetic Drug Metformin and Vitamin D3 Show Impressive Promise in Preventing Colorectal Cancer

March 23, 2015

Case Western Reserve Scientists Collaborate with China’s Lanzhou University Investigators in Exploring the Dual Compound Strategy ...read more >

Case Western Reserve Global Health Expert Urges Action to Eradicate Tropical Disease Known as Yaws

March 19, 2015

Professor James Kazura’s Column Featured in New England Journal of Medicine...read more >

Common Herpes Medication Reduces HIV-1 Levels, Independent of Herpes Infection

March 13, 2015

Case Western Reserve Researchers Play Key Role in Clinical Trials’ Groundbreaking Results...read more >

Case Western Reserve Scientists Discover Hidden Meaning and ‘Speed Limits’ within the Genetic Code

March 12, 2015

Finding Could Open Unique Avenues for Treating Illness...read more >

Case Western Reserve Awarded $3.9 Million for Innovative HIV Research

February 9, 2015

Targets Gut to Prevent Common Non-AIDS Complications...read more >

Novel Peptide Shows Promise in Penetrating Heart Attack Scar Tissue to Regenerate Cardiac Nerves and Avert Dangerous Arrhythmias

February 2, 2015

Oregon Scientists Use Same Peptide Supplied by Case Western Reserve Scientist that Reconnected Nerves in Spinal Cord-Injured Animals...read more >

Case Western Reserve Scientists Identify Proteins Likely to Trigger Psoriasis

January 21, 2015

Finding Brings Scientists Closer to Developing Treatments that Target Causes of Painful, Inflammatory Skin Condition...read more >

Coenzyme A Plays Leading Role in Nitric Oxide Function So Essential to Cell Metabolism

January 14, 2015

‘Unanticipated’ Finding Could Eventually Shed Light on Sources of Disease...read more >

Researchers Identify New Gene Mutations Linked to Colorectal Cancer in African American Patients

January 12, 2015

Discovery Paves Way for New Approaches for Population with Highest Incidence & Mortality Rates from This Kind of Cancer...read more >