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CWRU professors weigh in on Trump

Srivatsan Uchani, Staff Reporter
February 10, 2017
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Accompanying Donald Trump’s rise to power has been a surge in terms like “fascism” and “nazism” on social media by his critics. After one of the most polarizing and controversial presidential elections in recent memory, many people who had hoped for a respite from political bickering with t...

200,000 ways to tie a tie

200,000 ways to tie a tie

Chris Nguyen, Staff Reporter
September 23, 2016
Filed under News, Spotlight On: Research

The marriage of art and science is not a novel concept; yet whenever such a companionship arises, it never fails to amaze people how beauty can arise from intensive study. Harsh Mathur, a professor in the Department of Physics for 20 years, brings together these two fields in an interdisciplinary union. ...

Student working on cancer biology uses cellular pathways to study tumor suppression

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter
April 22, 2016
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According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed type of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death for men in America. In the laboratory run by Robert Silverman in the Department of Cancer Biology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research I...

Student researches impacts of fairtrade bananas

Student researches impacts of fairtrade bananas

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter
September 18, 2015
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Case Western Reserve University third-year student Paige Hughes has always liked bananas. In the InterReligious Task Force on Central America (IRTF) she found an organization that combined her passions for bananas and social justice. The mission of IRTF, a Cleveland-based non-profit organization t...

A drug as a tool

A drug as a tool

Kushagra Gupta, Staff Reporter
January 30, 2015
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A traveler of the world, Dr. Youwei Zhang studied pharmacology in China, then Japan and finally the United States. As a child, he grew up in the countryside and was ripe with curiosity. He remembers that exploring the world was one of his favorite pastimes. It taught him how to confront a new environment...

Researcher finds that boys and girls react differently to witnessing intimate partner violence

Kushagra Gupta, Staff Reporter
January 16, 2015
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Dr. Megan Holmes’ poise is confident and warm, like that of someone to approach for support. Her demeanor comes as no surprise. Holmes’ challenging work at a domestic violence shelter during graduate school helped her to foster this disposition. It was the children she met there, who had witnessed...

Psychologist studies how pretend play helps coping and creativity

Kushagra Gupta, Staff Reporter
October 17, 2014
Filed under Headlines, News, Spotlight On: Research

It’s easy, it’s fun, and it’s the building block for a successful childhood. Psychology Professor Sandra Russ has shown that pretend play boosts creativity and coping mechanisms among children. Russ is currently working on finding a way to get children to play in anxiety-inducing situations,...

Cancer drug’s inner workings help explain why some patients don’t clot

Kushagra Gupta, Staff Reporter
October 3, 2014
Filed under News, Spotlight On: Research

What if you were given chemotherapy drugs to fight cancer, but knew that those drugs could increase the likelihood of blood clots? A recent five-year long study by Dr. Lalitha Nayak of University Hospitals found that, unlike most cancer drugs, Bortezomib will reduce cancer, but will not increase clotting....

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