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Student researcher seeks to understand glaucoma

Sruthi Meka, Staff Writer

January 29, 2016


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It often develops slowly, undetectably. Glaucoma, the “sneak thief of vision,” refers to a medical condition that progressively causes damage to the optic nerve, potentially leading to a loss of vision in later years. For alumna Yuxi Zheng, this silent thief serves as a source of intrigue, adding...

Student aims to eliminate residual AIDS virus

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2016


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For fourth-year biology student Sophia Zweig, a fascination with all things infectious is what led her to pursue involvement in research at the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) at Case Western Reserve University. The CFAR was founded in 1994 as a center to promote research on HIV, pathogenesis and...

CWRU researchers make strides in 2015 medical breakthroughs

Srivatsan Uchani, Staff Writer

January 15, 2016


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Case Western Reserve University is known for its research, and in 2015, the school made many steps forward. Researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine performed the first surgical treatment of coronary heart disease, the first genetic alteration of human cells in a laboratory...

Student researcher aims to rebuild body movement

Srivatsan Uchani, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2015


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When fourth-year student Benjamin Nudelman found out in the summer of 2014 that he had been selected to participate in Case Western Reserve University’s research program, SOURCE, he was elated. “I was really excited,” said Nudelman. “[SOURCE] is a really prestigious program, and I knew that...

Third year student studies human motility in Kenya

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2015


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For over a month during the summer, third-year student Diane Bernardoni had a diet composed entirely of rice, beans, noodles, bread and various other starches. She was without cellphone reception and regular access to water, in the deep interior of Kenya near Lake Turkana. Her fascination with hominids—all...

Student studies the formation of fibrosis

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2015


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Third-year student Nikhil Mallipeddi spends between 10 and 15 hours each week reading, discussing, theorizing and experimenting in a laboratory off a third floor hallway in Millis Science Center at Case Western Reserve University. Mallipeddi is currently working with Principal Investigator and associate...

Cancer research helps a student find her path

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2015


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Some students come to college with a definitive career plan. Others take time and make changes as they see fit. Third-year Rachel Capinpin was in the latter category until she discovered her affinity for laboratory research this past summer. Capinpin, who assists with research at the Case Comprehensive...

Student studies genetic causes of colon cancer

Student studies genetic causes of colon cancer

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2015


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As someone who has never particularly enjoyed laboratory courses, fourth-year student Erina Quinn was not expecting to enjoy spending additional hours in a laboratory setting during her free time. However when Quinn joined a laboratory the summer after her first year at Case Western Reserve University,...

Astronomy student uses software simulations to measure black holes

Astronomy student uses software simulations to measure black holes

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2015


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Fourth-year student Andrew Loach has known what he wanted to do from a very young age. “I think it was when I was in fourth grade or something, I read a book on black holes,” said Loach. “That’s what brought me into astronomy.” Loach is currently pursuing a degree in astronomy and planning...

Students build an app to supplement therapy

Sruthi Meka, Staff Writer

September 24, 2015


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Over the summer, fourth-year students Katherine Chen and Justine Anne De Angelis had to step outside of their comfort zones. They had to learn how to build an application. Advised by Amy Przeworski, assistant professor in the department of psychology, and Marc Buchner, associate professor in the...

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