Case Western Reserve University researchers hope to take a healthy salad up a level by growing a vaccine for an aggressive form of breast cancer in leafy greens.
“In the long run, one could think about administering the vaccine either by eating the salad or making a pill from the plant tissue,” said Nicole Steinmetz, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University and leader of the project.
The Susan G. Komen breast cancer organization is funding the research with a three-year, $450,000 grant.
Steinmetz also received a $144,000 grant from the American Heart Association for a separate project: developing a transporter to deliver clot-busting drugs to the site of blood clots before they trigger heart attacks or strokes.
Rigoberto Advincula, professor of macromolecular science and engineering, was featured in an article about additive manufacturing and the polymer industry in Chemical & Engineering News, the American Chemical Society’s weekly publication.
Advincula, who is also chair-elect of the ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry, helped organize a symposium on additive manufacturing and advanced polymer materials at the ACS national meeting held this summer in San Francisco.
Both the symposium and follow-up article address the opportunities 3-D printing and additive manufacturing techniques present in industrial applications, particularly pertaining to advanced polymers.
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A team from Case Western Reserve University won first prize in the Medical Category of the 2014 NASA Tech Briefs Create the Future Design Contest.
The team, led by Yunus Alapan, a mechanical and aerospace engineering graduate student and PhD candidate in the Case School of Engineering Biomanufacturing and Microfabrication Lab led by assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering Umut Gurkan, used a microengineered design in developing a new device that can rapidly diagnose hemoglobin disorders in newborns.
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have won funding from the National Science Foundation and Semiconductor Research Corporation under a joint program focused on Secure, Trustworthy, Assured and Resilient Semiconductors and Systems (STARSS).
The awards support research at the circuit, architecture and system levels on new strategies, methods and tools to decrease the likelihood of unintended behavior or access; increase resistance and resilience to tampering; and improve the ability to provide authentication throughout the supply chain and in the field.
The Case Western Reserve team, led by principal investigator Swarup Bhunia, the Timothy E. and Allison L. Schroeder Associate Professor in Computer Science and Engineering, will use the grant to develop a comprehensive and scalable framework for IP trust analysis and verification by evaluating IPs of diverse types and forms and develop threat models, taxonomy and instances of IP trust/integrity issue.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will visit Case Western Reserve University and engage in a conversation with students as a prelude to Case School of Engineering’s Innovation 2015. “Creativity and Innovation: A Live Q&A with Steve Wozniak” is this Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. at the Tinkham Veale University Center in the Kelvin + Eleanor Smith Foundation Ballroom.
A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than 30 years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products, the Apple I and II, and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer, Inc., with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. The following year, he introduced his Apple II personal computer, featuring a central processing unit, a keyboard, color graphics, and a floppy disk drive. The Apple II was integral in launching the personal computer industry.