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CWRU, Cleveland Clinic researchers fight superbugs

Nihal Manjila, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019

A team of researchers at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic has recently experimented with and created an index with which they can determine how to give the most suitable antibiotics to patients. The basis for the index is a mathematical model devised by Dr. Jacob Scott, Ph.D...

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Katharine Toledo, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2018

More than a decade ago, Dr. Charles King and David Gurarie teamed up to simulate outbreaks of schistosomiasis using complex modeling. King, a professor of international health at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and Gurarie, a mathematics professor with the CWRU College of Arts a...

CWRU professors weigh in on Trump

Srivatsan Uchani, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2017

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

In a talk, Professor Harsh Mathur explained how to use the knot theory to discover 200,000 ways to tie a tie.

Chris Nguyen, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2016

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

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...

Deconstructing spinal cord injury to understand potential cures

Sruthi Meka, Staff Writer

April 8, 2016

When asked which function they would like to regain, many individuals with spinal cord injuries say that they would like to regain the ability to have sex, with their desire to restore bladder function coming in as a close second. “That’s something I guess I wouldn’t understand as someone who...

Recycling as a journey, a student’s career

John Brogan made posters in which recycling represented one part of a journey in order to study the effectiveness of that as a conceptual metaphor.

Kushagra Gupta, Opinion Editor

April 1, 2016

Fourth-year student John Brogan found his passion while being hassled as he canvassed for a door-to-door environmental campaign. As he collected signatures, fundraised and encouraged some less-than-enthused constituents to write to politicians, he had to think hard about how to get his message across...

Professor studies health disparities among minority men

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2016

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, African American men have the highest incidence rate of both prostate cancer and colorectal cancer. African American men also tend to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer at a younger age than any other population. Understanding the relationship...

Gravitational waves discovery creates opportunity for further study

Christopher Gittings, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2016

On Feb. 11, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) made a historic announcement at the National Science Foundation. For the first time ever, humans have managed to detect the the presence of gravitational waves, reinforcing the principles of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity...

Researcher takes on falsified medicine and supplements

Jeniece Montellano, Social Media Editor

February 19, 2016

Back in 2008, there was a big public health scam in China. Manufacturers were selling infant formula with the compound melamine in it to mask the fact that they were watering down the formula to save money and maximize profit. Melamine increases the nitrogen content, making it appear as if the fo...

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