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National Cancer Institute awards $3.3 million to develop digital image analytics

Changes in benign tissues next to prostate tumors may provide an early warning for patients at higher risk for biochemical recurrence after a radical prostatectomy, a study by researchers at Case Western Reserve University and Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions shows.

Congrats to Satish Viswanath, Assistant Research Professor, and his team who on being awarded a DOD grant on imaging of rectal cancers.

At the recent 24th annual meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) in Singapore, Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Siemens Healthcare announced an exclusive research partnership to further develop a quantitative imaging method known as Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting (MRF). University and hospital researchers and Siemens’ developers will further refine the promising method of quantitative tissue analysis.

Finding may help in understanding memory formation, treating epilepsy

Two BME faculty, Drs. Tiwari and Gratzl, secured translational funding awards. Dr. Gratzl received funding from I-Corps@Ohio for his technology on testing babies for Cystic Fibrosis faster and easier than existing methods. Dr. Tiwari received funding both from I-Corps@Ohio and Technology Validation and Start-Up Fund (TVSF) for Imaging software that can distinguish between brain tumor and benign effects of radiation treatment.

DARPA’s HAPTIX program aims to develop a prosthetic hand that’s just as capable as the original
By Dustin J. Tyler

Effort to understand risks of treatment, and prognostic clues to long-term outcomes

Eben Alsberg, PhD, Cameron McIntyre, PhD, and Horst von Recum, PhD

The ISMRM is a multi-disciplinary nonprofit association that promotes innovation, development, and application of magnetic resonance techniques in medicine and biology throughout the world.

Dr. Wilson’s laboratory group attended the 2016 International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) Medical Imaging Conference in San Diego, CA in February, 2016. All told, a group of nine people attended the conference and made eight presentations. Three presentations received awards!

Nicole Seiberlich has recently been informed that the CBET division of the NSF will fund her CAREER Award.

A. Bolu Ajiboye, PhD was featured in Nature Medicine. The article highlights the current advances of the BrainGate project including Dr. Ajiboye's application of the technology in a severe upper-level spinal cord injury individual to control an implanted FES system to move either his wrist or elbow from side to side, and open and close his hand.

Joint collaborative effort across Case, UH, and Boston Medical, spanning departments of BME, pathology, epi/bio, radiology, and medicine. The research is published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports.

Mice are tumor-free and protected from metastases after treatment

Dr. Pallavi Tiwari, Research Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering has been selected as one of the 100 Women Achievers of India. This award is conferred by the Government of India for recognizing women who are making an impact in diverse fields. Dr. Tiwari will be recognized for her work in developing novel software technology for early cancer diagnosis and prognosis, and will be felicitated by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee on 22nd January 2016 during an award ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. 

Anant Madabhushi, professor of BME and director of the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics (CCIPD), and his team were issued two patents—U.S. patent 9,177,105 and U.S. patent 9,177,014—in pattern recognition of cancer from digital pathology and imaging data.

Receive National Institutes of Health grants to lead image-analysis efforts

UH Case Medical Center experts present new data at Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology

A device called HemeChip may soon make screening for sickle cell disease in infants incredibly easy.