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PhD candidate Mustafa Unal honored with international award

Mustafa Unal, a PhD candidate in the lab of Ozan Akkus, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has been selected to receive the Osteoarthritis Young Investigator Award at the 46th International Sun Valley Workshop on Musculoskeletal Biology, which will be held August 7-10, in Sun Valley, Idaho.
The Osteoarthritis Young Investigator Award given by Orthopaedic Research Society, is an international recognition for an exceptional young scientist in the field of osteoarthritis research. This prestigious award annually recognizes only one young scientist who may be a graduate student, post-doctoral fellow or assistant professor from around the world. With this international recognition, Unal will give a presentation at the meeting and receive a $1,000 monetary award.

CWRU, Cleveland Clinic release first third-party app for Microsoft HoloLens

The first third-party app in the Microsoft HoloLens store comes not from a video game giant or 3D design leader, but instead a Cleveland-based university and hospital.
HoloAnatomy goes beyond the on-stage demonstrations that hundreds of thousands watched in person and online during the last two years of Microsoft’s Build conferences for developers. Instead of a brief glimpse of organs in a body or single look inside a translucent brain, the new app from Case Western Reserve and Cleveland Clinic allows viewers to explore at their own pace—and from any perspective.

Get innovative this summer at think[box] Tuesdays

Explore all the creative possibilities in Case Western Reserve University’s Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box] this summer at think[box] Tuesdays.
The university’s innovation center will host free public events every Tuesday in June, welcoming members of the local community to check out the facility and indulge their inner maker through a variety of activities and projects.

Professors Gerald Saidel and Harihara Baskaran co-author textbook on biomedical mass transport and chemical reaction

Gerald Saidel, professor of biomedical engineering, and Harihara Baskaran, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, have co-authored a new textbook entitled Biomedical Mass Transport and Chemical Reaction: Physicochemical Principles and Mathematical Modeling.
Now available, the book teaches the fundamentals of mass transport with a unique approach emphasizing engineering principles in a biomedical environment. 

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Researchers discover moving, electrically “silent” source initiates brain waves

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University discovered a new way that brain waves spread through the hippocampus—a possible step toward understanding and treating epilepsy.
The researchers discovered a traveling spike generator that appears to move across the hippocampus—a part of the brain mainly associated with memory—and change direction, while generating brain waves. The generator itself, however, produces no electrical signal.
“In epilepsy, we’ve thought the focus of seizures is fixed and, in severe cases, that part of the brain is surgically removed,” said Dominique Durand, the Elmer Lincoln Lindseth Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Case School of Engineering and leader of the study. “But if the focus, or source, of seizures moves—as we’ve described—that’s problematic.”