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CWRU researchers discover brain waves may spread by weak electrical field

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University may have found a new way information is communicated throughout the brain.
Their discovery could lead to identifying possible new targets to investigate brain waves associated with memory and epilepsy and better understand healthy physiology.
They recorded neural spikes traveling at a speed too slow for known mechanisms to circulate throughout the brain. The only explanation, the scientists say, is the wave is spread by a mild electrical field they could detect. Computer modeling and in-vitro testing support their theory.

CWRU researcher developing better method to ensure safety of medications

Fake or low-quality medicines and food supplements are an ongoing global problem in underdeveloped nations, although technology-savvy places, such as the United States, are also not immune.
A researcher at Case Western Reserve University is developing a low-cost, portable prototype designed to detect tainted medicines and food supplements that otherwise can make their way to consumers. The technology can authenticate good medicines and supplements.

CWRU receives funding to lead research in energy storage for defense, aerospace industries

Alexis AbramsonThe State of Ohio’s Federal Research Network (FRN) awarded Case Western Reserve University $1.65 million over two years to research and develop energy storage resources for the defense and aerospace industries as part of a statewide strategy to stimulate economic development and jobs.
The state investment, designed to encourage further funding from the federal government and industry, creates—as part of Case Western Reserve’s Great Lakes Energy Institute—the Partnership for Research in Energy Storage and Integration for Defense and Space Exploration (PRESIDES) Center of Excellence, a new consortium with other Ohio universities and industry partners.

Lunch and dialogue with Senior VP of Dominion Energy Solutions Mary C. Doswell

Case Western Reserve University, the Society of Women Engineers and the Great Lakes Energy Institute invite the campus community to attend lunch and a community dialogue with Mary C. Doswell, senior vice president of Dominion Energy Solutions Tuesday, Feb. 16 at noon in the Tinkham Veale University Center.
Doswell will speak to the campus community about the energy industry and her leadership and experience at one of the country’s largest energy companies. She will also discuss how today’s students can prepare for jobs in a technology-focused global marketplace. Doswell oversees Dominion’s retail organization and is also responsible for enhancing and expanding Dominion’s focus on “Smart grid” technologies, transmission and distribution-related technologies, energy efficiency, and alternative energy generation.

Ainissa G. Ramirez to present lecture, sign books Feb. 15

Ainissa G. Ramirez, a widely respected author and speaker described as a “science evangelist” for spreading her passion for science to the general public, will present a lecture and book signing at Case Western Reserve University as part of Black History Month.
Her talk, “Bold STEM Innovators of the Past and Future,” will focus on the important contributions of underrepresented minorities in science.
The free public event is today, Monday, Feb. 15, on the second floor of Sears think[ box ] in the Richey Mixon Building. The lecture is from 4 to 5:30 p.m., followed by the book signing.