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Junior computer science major gets firsthand HoloLens development experience with Microsoft internship

When global media was abuzz last month about the release of the first Microsoft HoloLens developer kits, Case Western Reserve’s Haley Eisenshtadt had a better idea than most of just what the recipients would be getting.
 
The third-year computer science major got her own firsthand view of the much-anticipated mixed-reality technology last summer—working as an intern on Microsoft’s Halo for HoloLens video game experience.
 
“I was so blown away when I got here,” said Eisenshtadt, whose duties included software development and engineering. “I was working on new things right off the bat. You dive right in. It was incredible.”

Case Western Reserve University researchers land federal grants

Five Case Western Reserve University junior faculty members, including four Case School of Engineering faculty members, have been awarded National Science Foundation CAREER grants, bringing more than $2.5 million for research to campus.
 
The five-year grants support the scientists as they delve into how nanopartical organization controls properties of materials, the mechanisms in the interfaces of layered materials that control performance, how red blood cells and tissues change with disease and new ways to mine large, complex data networks.

CWRU researcher to turn plant virus shells against human cancers

A Case Western Reserve University researcher has been awarded more than $3 million in federal and foundation grants to turn common plant viruses into cancer sleuths and search-and-destroy emissaries.
 
Nicole Steinmetz, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering, will customize tobacco mosaic virus to distinguish between indolent and aggressive prostate cancers, and potato virus X to deliver a pair of treatments inside triple-negative breast cancer tumors.
 
The National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NBIB) and National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the American Cancer Society are providing the funding.

Changes in heart activity may signal epilepsy

Doctors have long characterized epilepsy as a brain disorder, but researchers at Case Western Reserve University have found that part of the autonomic nervous system functions differently in epilepsy during the absence of seizures.
 
This connection to the involuntary division of the nervous system may have implications for diagnosing and treating the disease and understanding sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP).
 
The research is published online in the Journal of Neurophysiology.

BME’s Anant Madabhushi awarded patent on digital pathology based image predictor of disease outcome

Anant Madabhushi, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics, was recently awarded U.S. patent: 9,286,672, titled “Integrated, multivariate histologic image-based method for disease outcome prediction.”
 
U.S. patent 9,286,672 relates to a system and method for predicting disease outcome using a multi-field-of-view approach based on image-features from multi-parametric heterogeneous images.