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Archived News Releases

2016

Immune System’s “Workaround” May Explain Heart Disease in Psoriasis Patients

December 8, 2016

Two studies describe how skin inflammation triggers potentially fatal immune response...read more >

Bernadette (Bernie) Kerrigan Chosen as Inaugural Executive Director of First Year Cleveland

December 6, 2016

Respected Community Expert Brings Extensive Experience to New Effort to Reduce Infant Mortality ...read more >

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Results Improved when Teens Stopped Smoking, Case Western Reserve University Researcher Finds

November 21, 2016

Smoking Cessation Associated with Lowered Drug and Alcohol Cravings...read more >

Mark Chance, Vice Dean for Research, Named AAAS Fellow

November 21, 2016

Only Case Western Reserve University Faculty Elected in 2016...read more >

Researchers Receive Patent for Humanity Award

November 16, 2016

Developing nations may soon be in a better position to finally conquer malaria, thanks to a team of researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine...read more >


Scientists Develop Computer Models to Predict Cancer Cell Network Activity

November 7, 2016

New method most accurate to date...read more >

Two Case Western Reserve Researchers Receive Vision Grants from Global Eye Bank Organization

November 7, 2016

Funding Aimed at Improving the Vision of Corneal, Glaucoma Patients...read more >

First of its Kind Comprehensive Assessment of Malaria in Madagascar Paves Way for National Strategic Plan for its Eradication

November 2, 2016

Case Western Reserve University Researchers Win National
Patent for Humanity Award

October 20, 2016

Recognized by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for malaria detection device...read more >

Case Western Reserve Researchers Receive NIH Grant to Support Research Training for Medical Students

October 18, 2016

Will Focus on Future Liver, Kidney, Digestive, Nutrition, Diabetes Researchers...read more >

Human Sex Reversal as a Protein Numbers Game

October 17, 2016

Case Western Reserve researchers discover that protein destruction can leave a baby’s sex poised at the edge of ambiguity ...read more >

Two CWRU School of Medicine Faculty Members Elected to National Academy of Medicine

October 17, 2016

A Rise in Obese Pregnant Women Takes its Toll on Mother and Child

October 14, 2016

Case Western Reserve University Maternal-Fetal medicine doctor warns that the obesity epidemic is leading to a rise in high-risk pregnancies....read more >

Case Western Reserve Researcher Receives Major Federal Grant to Test Novel Treatments for Cystic Fibrosis and Severe Asthma

October 11, 2016

Goal is to Develop, for First Time, Personalized Combinations of Medications for Patients with Severe Airways Diseases...read more >

Case Western Reserve University Researchers Receive Funding for Promising Childhood Cancer Research

October 5, 2016

Targeting Leukemia and Improving Fitness, Quality of Life...read more >

Case Western Reserve Bioethicists Call on Organized Medicine to Support Patients Desiring Assisted Death and Their Physicians

October 3, 2016

Opposition to Physician-Assisted Suicide Said to Harm Both Patients and Doctors...read more >

Case Western Reserve Researcher Awarded Neuroscience “Big Data” Grant

October 3, 2016

Funding Will Help Researchers Gather and Share Data, Leading to Better Treatments...read more >

Scientists Discover How Cells Put the Brakes on Protein Production

September 29, 2016

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers describe mechanism central to maintaining healthy protein levels, avoiding disease states...read more >

Case Western Reserve-Led International Team Identifies Fungus in Humans for First Time as Key Factor in Crohn’s Disease

September 20, 2016

Novel Finding Opens Door for Potential Treatment...read more >

Scientists Discover Distant DNA Working Together to Affect Disease Risk

September 20, 2016

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers use DNA sequence data to model genetic interactions and predict disease risk ...read more >

In Nature Opinion Piece, Case Western Reserve Researcher Calls for Animal-Human Embryo Research to Proceed – but with Strong Animal Protections

September 14, 2016

“Chimeras” Offer Hope for Organ Transplantation, Disease Research ...read more >

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Scientists Develop Therapeutic Protein, Protect Nerve Cells from Huntington’s Disease

September 13, 2016

Findings offer new approach to prevent disease symptoms...read more >

Case Western Reserve Researcher Awarded Drexel Prize in Translational Medicine

September 8, 2016

Jonathan Karn Recognized for Work on Both How Virus Multiplies and How It Persists in the Body despite Powerful Therapy...read more >

Case Western Reserve Researcher Outlines Road Map for Addressing Ethical Concerns Tied to Research on Combination Human-Animal Embryos

September 8, 2016

Recommendations Come as NIH Poised to Lift Funding Moratorium...read more >

Fused Genes Found in Esophageal Cancer Cells Offer New Clues on Disease Mechanisms

August 25, 2016

Case Western Reserve University researchers identify several structurally abnormal genes in esophageal adenocarcinoma in first ever genome-wide search...read more >

Case Western Reserve University Scientists Uncover Common Cell Signaling Pathway Awry in Some Types of Autism

August 25, 2016

Two studies confirm link between signaling defects during development, rapid cell growth, and enlarged brains...read more >

Case Western Reserve Researchers Receive Major NIH Renewal Grant to Build on Progress in Understanding Crohn's Disease

August 25, 2016

Goal: Investigate the Role of Intestinal Innate Immunity in Crohn’s Disease...read more >

Case Western Reserve University Researchers Identify New Drug Cocktail to Protect Mouse Retinas, Potentially Avoiding Blindness

August 25, 2016

Findings suggest new indications for FDA-approved drugs to prevent macular degeneration, Stargardt disease, and other vision-threatening disorders...read more >

Case Western Reserve University Researchers Identify Protein that Delays Type 1 Diabetes Onset in New Mouse Model

August 25, 2016

Protein found to be protective despite harmful role in other autoimmune diseases...read more >

Fluoride Consumption Linked to Diabetes Using Mathematical Models

August 17, 2016

Regression analyses suggest association between increases in consumption of fluoridated water and type 2 diabetes...read more >

Researchers Restore Drug Sensitivity in Breast Cancer Tumors

August 11, 2016

Findings confirmed in patient biopsies and laboratory models...read more >

Scientists Keep a Molecule from Moving Inside Nerve Cells to Prevent Cell Death

August 3, 2016

Findings may have implications for Lou Gehrig’s, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases...read more >

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Takes a Lead Role in Cleveland’s Infant Mortality Initiative

July 27, 2016

Will Provide Expertise to Help Ensure Successful Launch and Operations of “First Year Cleveland”...read more >

Case Western Reserve Researcher Receives NIH grant for HIV Research in Uganda

July 21, 2016

Drs. Henry Boom at CWRU and Moses Joloba at Makerere University will direct effort...read more >

Case Western Reserve University Researchers Block Common Type of Colon Cancer Tumor in Mice

July 20, 2016

Findings lay groundwork for human clinical trial planned for August 2016...read more >

Breakthrough Study of HIV in Macaques Confirms Clinically Viable Vaccine Paving the Way for Future Treatment for Humans

July 7, 2016

Findings also disprove addition of stronger immunologic agent yields a better vaccine...read more >

School of Medicine Expert Receives Two Innovation Grants in Pursuit of AIDS Cure

June 29, 2016

Part of International Effort to Eliminate HIV by 2020...read more >

Case Western Reserve University Receives Grant to Understand Why Some HIV+ Individuals Avoid the "Duet of Death"

June 27, 2016

Findings Could Offer Hope for TB Prevention, Cure...read more >

Case Western Reserve Researcher Receives Funding to Improve Quality and Quantity of Donor Limbs, Tissues for Transplant

June 24, 2016

Wounded Veterans Initially Targeted; Others Would Benefit Also...read more >

Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Appoint New Department Chairmen

June 23, 2016

New Clues to COPD Linked to Proteostasis Imbalance Caused by Cigarette Smoke

June 22, 2016

Case Western Reserve University Receives NIH Funding to Participate in Launch of Genomics Center on Alzheimer's Disease

June 22, 2016

Call to Re-Examine “14-Day Rule” Limiting In Vitro Human-Embryo Research

May 4, 2016

First Small Molecule Targeted Therapy to Mitigate Hearing Loss in Usher Syndrome Type 3

April 25, 2016

Two of Year’s Ten Most Outstanding Biomedical Research Papers Published by School of Medicine Investigators

April 15, 2016

Blood Pressure, Colon Cancer Studies Could Transform How Care is Delivered...read more >

Scientists Identify Three Glycosyltransferases as Significant Mutational Targets in Colon Cancer

March 31, 2016

Research May Offer Clue Into Biologic Role of These Genes in Tumor Progression...read more >

Study finds addiction associated with poor awareness of others

March 31, 2016

Study with adolescents finds dose-response relationship between substance use and sensitivity to others...read more >

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Top 25

March 16, 2016

Named #1 Medical School in Ohio...read more >

HIV Patients in Africa with a Specific Genetic Variant Have Much Lower Rate of TB

March 9, 2016

Findings May be Generalizable to Non-HIV Population...read more >

A toxic byproduct of hemoglobin could provide clues for possible treatments for cerebral hemorrhage and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

March 7, 2016

Single Dose of Trastuzumab Kick Starts Immune Response in Certain Breast Cancers

February 29, 2016

Publish, Don’t Perish!

February 9, 2016

New Journal, Pathogens and Immunity, Streamlines Publishing From One Day to Five Minutes ...read more >

Newly Identified Pathway Links Fetal Brain Development to Adult Social and Repetitive Behavior

January 27, 2016

Model outlines novel potential mechanism for the establishment of common neurodevelopment disorders...read more >

Three Case Western Reserve Faculty Members Receive Funding For Emerging Technologies Aimed At Blood, Lung Disorders

January 27, 2016

Malaria, Cystic Fibrosis, Sickle Cell Anemia Targeted...read more >

Age-Related Response to the Hepatitis B Vaccine Linked to Inflammation

January 20, 2016

First of its kind study identifies predictors and response mechanisms to the hepatitis B vaccine...read more >

International Study Reveals Genetic Associations that Influence Adult Onset Glaucoma

January 11, 2016

Results could improve early diagnosis and open new avenues for gene therapy...read more >

Powerful Protein Promotes Post-Injury Regeneration and Growth of Injured Peripheral Nerves

January 5, 2016

Case Western Reserve Scientists Demonstrate CCL2 Activates Healing Inflammatory Immune Responses and Gene Expression...read more >