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2011-09-22 09:13:00

CLEVELAND, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- KeyBank Foundation has pledged $1 million to fund annual scholarships to minority students at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. This is the second $1 million gift that KeyBank Foundation has committed to support the KeyBank Minority Medical Student Fellowships at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. "Strong doctor/patient relationships are essential to delivering quality healthcare," said...

Fish Become More Aggressive In Reduced Environments
2011-09-22 08:10:22

  An angry glare from the family goldfish might not be the result of a missed meal, but a too-humble abode. Fish in a cramped, barren space turn mean, a study from Case Western Reserve University has found. Ornamental fishes across the U.S. might be at risk, all 182.9 million of them. "The welfare of aquarium fishes may not seem important, but with that many of them in captivity, they become a big deal," said Ronald Oldfield, an instructor of biology at Case Western Reserve. Why,...

2011-09-06 10:21:00

CLEVELAND, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ohio Third Frontier Commission has awarded $2.5 million in research grants to advance the Philips Healthcare Global Advanced Imaging Innovation Center, a collaboration among Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center and Philips Healthcare. The research projects are part of $30 million in funding awarded throughout the State of Ohio this week by the Ohio Third Frontier Commission. These latest grants fund two...

2011-08-31 20:08:36

Research published today in the New England Journal of Medicine gives cause for optimism that federal investments in electronic health records (EHRs) could reap major benefits in better patient care and health outcomes. A study based in the Cleveland (Ohio) area involving more than 27,000 adults with diabetes found that those in physician practices using EHRs were significantly more likely to have health care and outcomes that align with accepted standards than those where doctors rely on...

2011-08-30 15:12:26

Polyurethane reinforced with carbon nanotubes outperforms currently used materials Efforts to build larger wind turbines able to capture more energy from the air are stymied by the weight of blades. A Case Western Reserve University researcher has built a prototype blade that is substantially lighter and eight times tougher and more durable than currently used blade materials. Marcio Loos, a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, works with...

2011-08-30 11:10:00

Polyurethane reinforced with carbon nanotubes outperforms currently used materials CLEVELAND, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Efforts to build larger wind turbines able to capture more energy from the air are stymied by the weight of blades. A Case Western Reserve University researcher has built a prototype blade that is substantially lighter and eight times tougher and more durable than currently used blade materials. Marcio Loos, a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of...

2011-08-17 14:49:00

Research at Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management examines an industry in transformation CLEVELAND, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A troubled but enduring automotive supply chain in the United States can become stronger if a more collaborative strategy can gain wider acceptance, a research team at Case Western Reserve University has determined. The report, The U.S. Auto Supply Chain at a Crossroads, includes findings of the National Survey of...

2011-08-10 09:10:00

National experts, led by Case Western Reserve University researcher, wins federal grant CLEVELAND, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national team of experts, led by a Case Western Reserve University researcher, has received a multi-million-dollar grant to bring unrivaled qualities found in one- and two-dimensional nanomaterials into three dimensions. The scientists' goal is to produce new materials for a host of uses, ranging from high-efficiency batteries, ultracapacitors, fuel...

2011-08-09 12:00:00

CLEVELAND, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Case Western Reserve University's Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence will award its 2011 Inamori Ethics Prize on Wednesday, Sept. 7, to human rights attorney Beatrice Mtetwa. Mtetwa will be recognized for her efforts to fight injustice in her home country of Zimbabwe. The Inamori celebration begins with an academic symposium at 12:30 p.m. in the Inamori Center for Ethics and Excellence, located on the ground level of...

2011-07-29 13:35:00

CLEVELAND, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing (FPB) at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) will introduce mandatory perioperative nursing content to its undergraduate curriculum this fall and will become one of the first schools to do so. The newly designed courses in acute and critical care will bolster nursing students' skills in locations like the operating room (OR) and improve their understanding of infection control and sterile...