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Pallavi Tiwari, PhD's work on radiomic tools for distinguishing recurrent brain tumors from radiation necrosis and the subject of a recent AJNR paper has been highlighted in National Science Foundation (NSF) science digest, Science Now.
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On October 15th, Case Western Reserve University’s Society for Biomaterials (SFB) chapter hosted a symposium called SFB Biomaterials Day where students from Case Western as well as many neighboring universities presented their cutting edge research in the field of biomaterials.

What if eliminating physical pain was a matter of flipping a switch to block it? No drug needed. When it’s time to stop the block, just turn it off. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University hope to eventually treat chronic or acute pain by using energy-based neuromodulation technology, which is in development.

Case Western Reserve University-led research could speed identification of recurrent tumors, eliminate costly and risky brain biopsies

Quick and automated count of tubules correlates with current best -- but expensive -- genomic test determining who needs chemotherapy and who doesn't

Jon Whitney, a postdoctoral research associate in the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics in Case School of Engineering’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been named by Case Western Reserve University as a 2015 Hartwell Foundation Fellow. He was recognized for his work to reduce the need for aggressive radiation and chemotherapy on children suffering from medulloblastomas, a prevalent form of pediatric malignant brain tumors.

Showcasing its digital pathology cockpit and workflow solution in booth #4 at the Association of Pathology Chairs (APC) Annual Meeting in San Diego July 12th -15th, Inspirata also will be hosting a 2-hour expert panel on overcoming the barriers to digital pathology adoption.

The NCI grant will be used to develop and validate a digital pathology image-based predictor to identify which breast cancers will respond to hormone therapy alone thus sparing these patients from the adverse effects of adjuvant chemotherapy commonly given to all such patients today.

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.