Health care workers must diagnose and isolate Ebola victims at an early stage to have a chance to save them and prevent the virus from spreading. But the most sensitive and quickest diagnostic test produces a small percentage of false negative results that undermine efforts to control the deadly agent.
Case Western Reserve University researchers have been awarded a $100,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to—within a year—develop a method to reduce the risk of the virus going undetected.
James McGuffin-Cawley, chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been re-elected to the executive committee of America Makes, a federal initiative to develop advanced manufacturing techniques in the United States.
Case Western Reserve University was among the institutions at the head of America Makes when it was launched as the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute in 2012, with McGuffin-Cawley leading the university’s efforts in manufacturing innovation.
Learn more about America Makes.
Case Western Reserve University released its 2013-14 annual report to ring in the new semester.
From student startups making waves at the Consumer Electronics Show to helping modernize Myanmar’s university system to brightening one local girl’s life, the Case School of Engineering had a lot of stories to celebrate.
Check out these engineering highlights and explore other accomplishments from across campus from the past year at case.edu/thinkbeyond.
BioEnterprise Corporation is hosting an informational event designed to give researchers, students and entrepreneurs insight from experts on the latest trends and innovations in biomaterials.
Biomaterials Innovation: Selections and Considerations for Successful Product Development will be held Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 8-11 a.m. at Corporate College East in Warrensville Heights.
Learn more and register.
Jeffrey L. Duerk, dean of the Case School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, has been named a 2015 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow for contributions to rapid magnetic resonance imaging technologies.
He joins an exclusive group of scholars in this honor: no more than one-tenth of 1 percent of the institute’s total voting membership can be elevated to an IEEE fellow in any one year. With more than 425,000 members, IEEE is the world’s largest professional association for the advancement of technology.