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Fourth-year researcher leaves legacy of research with MRI, PTSD projects

Kushagra Gupta, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2013


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Senior researcher Srijita Sarkar is going to be graduating this school year, but she’s leaving a legacy of research here at Case Western Reserve University. The biochemistry and psychology double major spent the last two years working on a research project that aimed to test software that will allow...

Research looking to minimize damage caused by placing electrodes into brain

Research looking to minimize damage caused by placing electrodes into brain

Kushagra Gupta, Contributing Reporter

November 8, 2013


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Humans are unique animals. Our brains control our bodies well, but one day, brains may be able to control machines just as effectively. Senior researcher Shruti Sudhakar has been working on a project with the goal of reducing the damage electrodes do to the brain and allowing them to be used for longer...

Researcher lectures about Netherland’s euthanasia policy, potential US implications

Kushagra Gupta, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2013


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Currently, doctors try to keep you alive no matter, but that may soon change. Dr. Gerrit Kimsma, a well-known medical practitioner from the Free University of Amsterdam lectured Monday on campus about his research on the legal and institutionalized practice of euthanasia in the Netherlands, and its...

Second-year’s project hopes to set international quality standards for photovoltaic connectors

Kushagra Gupta, Contributing Reporter

October 24, 2013


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While much of the research done on campus will make differences in the real world, one student is working on a project that could have international repercussions. Olga Eliseeva, a second year student, is working on a research project that will hopefully result in the creation of international quality...

Third-year student takes lab into the ambulance

Third-year student takes lab into the ambulance

Kushagra Gupta, Contributing Reporter

September 27, 2013


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Junior Serena Doyle spent her past summer constantly inside an ambulance. Fortunately for Doyle, a nursing major, she did not have to be transported at high speeds due to injury; she was analyzing how vibrations during medical transport can induce stress on patients. Due to need for a better facility,...

Physicist to design new MRI scanner, nets $600,000 grant

Physicist to design new MRI scanner, nets $600,000 grant

Kushagra Gupta, Contributing Reporter

September 20, 2013


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When it comes to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners, the average physicist usually has nothing to do with it — MRI technology is typically associated with those in the medical field. However, despite common perceptions, Dr. Michael Martens, associate professor of physics, recently received a...

CWRU School of Medicine researcher earns third NIH grant to study psoriasis

CWRU School of Medicine researcher earns third NIH grant to study psoriasis

Kushagra Gupta, Contributing Reporter

September 13, 2013


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Dr. Nicole Ward’s lab must be doing something right. Ward, a dermatology professor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, recently earned her third grant this year from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the cellular components of the skin disease psoriasis, a chronic...

Hillary Wheelock takes passion for arts to Europe

Hillary Wheelock takes passion for arts to Europe

Michael McKenna, Research and Innovations Reporter

September 21, 2012


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Often the thought of a person doing research involves an image of that person working in a lab or on a psychological study. Senior theatre major Hillary Wheelock’s SOURCE-funded summer research project definitely did not fit that stereotype. This summer, Wheelock spent two weeks taking lessons...

Student researcher Kevin Chiou studies nanoemulsions in Germany

Michael McKenna, Research and Innovations Reporter

September 19, 2012


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Despite traveling halfway across the world, last summer was not exactly a vacation for Case Western Reserve University junior Kevin Chiou. Chiou, a polymer science and engineering major, spent three months of his summer vacation working 60 hours a week researching nanoemulsions at the Max Planck Institute...

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