The amount of biomedical data being generated nationally is exploding, and holds great promise for research.
The data is often organized in the form of networks, which provide insights into interactions among the components of biological systems, such as molecules, genes and cells, as well as associations between these components, their function, diseases and drugs.
But the lack of efficient and effective ways to store, access and query this Big Data slows discovery and applications to improve human health, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Case Western Reserve University researcher Mehmet Koyuturk, an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, was awarded a $1.3 million grant from NIH to help develop open-source software to store and make this mountain range of information handy.
Last spring, Case Western Reserve University Radiology Professor Mark Griswold told the world about ways Microsoft’s new HoloLens technology could transform teaching and learning. Last week, President Barbara R. Snyder and medical student Satyam Ghodasara joined Griswold in providing more details about how HoloLens could reshape education.
“We’ve been teaching human anatomy for the same way for [one] hundred years,” President Snyder begins in a video “case study” Microsoft released Thursday at its annual Research Faculty Summit. “Students get a cadaver, then they look at medical illustrations, and it’s completely two dimensional—and the human body isn’t.”
CardioInsight Technologies Inc., a privately-held, Cleveland-based medical device company, has been acquired by major global medical device company Medtronic. The acquisition will further advance electrocardiographic mapping technology initially researched and developed in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University’s Case School of Engineering and licensed through the university’s technology management office.
CardioInsight further developed a non-invasive advanced cardiac mapping system to map electrical disorders of the heart. The company’s ECVUE system is the first non-invasive mapping system to provide simultaneous, 3-D, multi-chamber mapping and localization of cardiac arrhythmia.
Mark De Guire, associate professor of materials science and engineering, has been elected to the 2015 class of fellows of ASM International.
ASM is the world's largest association of metals-centric materials scientists and engineers with more than 30,000 members worldwide. Fellowship within the organization represents one of the highest honors in the field of materials.
De Guire was specifically honored for his significant contributions in the synthesis, processing, phase equilibria, defect structure, and characterization of functional ceramic films for electrical, magnetic, optical and energy applications.
Renovations on the first phase of Case Western Reserve University’s think[box] are nearing completion in time for launch this fall. The expanded innovation center was featured recently in the Cleveland Plain Dealer—learn more and see how the transformation of the former Lincoln Storage building is taking shape!