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CWRU, Cleveland Clinic researchers fight superbugs

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...

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Modeling schistosomiasis with mathematics
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...

CWRU professors weigh in on Trump

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...

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.
Harsh Mathur’s “side job” in the interdisciplinary studies of arts and physics
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...

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

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...

Deconstructing spinal cord injury to understand potential cures

April 7, 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...

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.
March 31, 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...

Professor studies health disparities among minority men

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...

Gravitational waves discovery creates opportunity for further study

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...

Researcher takes on falsified medicine and supplements

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...

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