A Case Western Reserve University-led project to develop methods to extend the life of heavy machine tools like dies through additive manufacturing was highlighted in the latest America Makes Moment video.
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Anant Madabhushi, professor of biomedical engineering, and his team have been awarded a $387,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop image-based methods to predict aggression in ductal carcinoma in situ, a precursor of breast cancer.
Madabhushi is the director of the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics at Case Western Reserve University. The center’s research seeks new ways to use informatics to quantitatively describe disease morphology and build new predictors for distinguishing aggression in diseases, including tumors of the prostate, breast, colorectal and brain; lung cancer; carotid plaque; and epilepsy.
In the corner of his office, Paul Barnhart keeps a 33-year-old photo of himself when he was a Case Western Reserve University undergrad to remind him to think what it was like to be a student—and to show students he was once like them.
“As a college senior, I was a different person in many ways,” said Barnhart, now an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering. “There’s a certain amount of confidence lacking when we’re young, requiring some attention and some care.”
The attention and care Barnhart provides his students earned him a 2015 J. Bruce Jackson, MD, Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring. The Jackson Award celebrates faculty and staff who have guided a student in his or her academic and career paths, fostered the student’s long-term personal development, challenged the student to reflect, explore and grow as an individual and supported and/or facilitated the student’s goals and life choices.
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University, including Zheng-Rong Lu, the M. Frank and Margaret Domiter Rudy Professor of Biomedical Engineering, have combined finely crafted nanoparticles with one of nature’s potent disrupters to prevent the spread of triple-negative breast cancer in biologic models.
The highly aggressive cancer subtype is difficult to manage and, currently, the FDA has no approved targeted treatments. But striking results from a new study, published in the journal Cancer Research make the researchers optimistic they have a potential game-changer for triple-negative cancer and more.
The maker movement. Startup accelerators. Entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. These movements are gaining traction across the country and around the world—and present enormous opportunities for growth: for individuals, for companies, for regions and institutions.
Case Western Reserve is hosting a summit to bring together thought leaders from across industry sectors and geographies for three days of exploration, collaboration and scholarship focused on the opportunities and challenges of global innovation. The Case Western Reserve University Innovation Summit 2015: Models of Innovation will be held on the Case Western Reserve campus in Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 26-28, 2015.