The Observer

Student researcher seeks to understand glaucoma

Sruthi Meka, Staff Writer

January 29, 2016

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

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

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 studies the formation of fibrosis

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2015

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...

Live brain surgery to be performed at University Hospitals

University Hospital's technological capabilities, including FDA-approved implantable stimulator technology, is one of the major reasons it was chosen for this televised surgery.

Srivatsan Uchani, Contributing Reporter

October 23, 2015

On Oct. 25, Greg Grindley will be wheeled into a sterile room in University Hospitals (UH), surrounded by doctors, nurses and cameras. He will remain fully conscious as the team of doctors operate on his brain, the cameras capturing every moment of it for broadcast on the National Geographic Channel....

Life support

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2015

The Supporting Engagement and Resilience (SUPER) Coach program at University Hospitals provides a unique experience for its volunteers. Founded in 2013 by Dr. Nicholas Cohen, the program’s primary purpose is to help participating patients improve their health through motivational coaching. The...

IBM’s Watson Supercomputer Coming to Lerner College of Medicine

Owen Bell, Games and Tech Reporter

November 16, 2012

IBM’s Watson, the computer that won Jeopardy in 2011, will be going to school at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Unlike its time on national television, though, this time, Watson will be working with a purpose. In three years, the programmers, IB...

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