A Case Western Reserve University researcher has won a $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to create tiny sensors capable of detecting insecticides in Lake Erie or determining subtypes of human cancers.
Nicole Steinmetz, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering, will combine antibodies that latch onto pollutants or different types of cancer cells, with a plant virus that serves as a platform.
Steinmetz says the sensors are designed to detect multiple cancer markers or environmental hazards at the same time and with greater sensitivity than what’s currently available. The results could be used for personalized medicine or to more quickly identify pollutants and begin subsequent cleanup efforts.
Graduate student, Brylee Tiu, working with Envoy, Anthony Price
CLiPS envoy Anthony Price has been awarded a 2015 Princeton Prize in Race Relations. This prestigious award carries a $1,000 prize for particularly noteworthy work and includes an all-expense paid trip to Princeton University for the Award Symposium, which was held April 24-25.
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations was created to identify and commend young people who are working to increase understanding and mutual respect among all races. Through this effort, the Prize Committee hopes to inspire others to join in these or similar efforts, and to undertake initiatives of their own.
Price is a junior at Shaw High School in East Cleveland. He has been an envoy in CLiPS (the NSF Science and Technology Center for Layered Polymeric Systems) since the summer of 2013. He works in the research laboratory of Rigoberto Advincula, professor of macromolecular science and engineering, under the mentorship of PhD candidate, Brylee Tiu.
Verizon has invited innovators to submit their great ideas for a chance to win up to $1 million for its Powerful Answer Award.
The contest is accepting entries in three categories: transportation, emergency response and the Internet of Things.
The deadline to submit is June 18.
Learn more and enter.
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.