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2013-08-14 16:24:14

CLEVELAND, Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ernst & Young (EY), the global "Big Four" professional services firm formed via the 1989 merger of Ernst & Whinney and Arthur Young & Company, has gifted its historical archives to Case Western Reserve University's Kelvin Smith Library (KSL). The collection will be known as the Ernst & Young Founders Archive. Ernst & Whinney was founded in Cleveland as Ernst & Ernst in 1903 by Cleveland-born brothers Theodore...

2013-08-14 16:23:49

CLEVELAND, Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two-dozen of the world's foremost counter-piracy experts will gather at an international conference on Sept. 6 at Case Western Reserve University School of Law to analyze novel, front-line legal options and challenges in the fight against maritime piracy. Maritime piracy, a rising global safety concern, has captured news headlines especially this summer: -- On Aug. 2, a federal jury in Virginia sentenced three Somali pirates to...

2013-07-22 08:27:05

CLEVELAND, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- After an extensive national search, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center have named Douglas Rhee, MD, an accomplished glaucoma specialist, eye surgeon and researcher, chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Dr. Rhee is expected to start in September and appointment becomes official after the Case Western Reserve board of trustees provides its approval. He...

2013-07-10 16:00:50

Recent findings force scientists to rethink the rules of neuroimaging Is there a brain area for mind-wandering? For religious experience? For reorienting attention? A recent study casts serious doubt on the evidence for these ideas, and rewrites the rules for neuroimaging. Brain mapping experiments attempt to identify the cognitive functions associated with discrete cortical regions. They generally rely on a method known as "cognitive subtraction." However, recent research reveals a...

2013-07-02 08:26:26

CLEVELAND, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- University Hospitals (UH) and Parma Community General Hospital (Parma Hospital) have signed a letter of intent to officially explore an integration that will add Parma Hospital to the University Hospitals health system, officials announced Monday. "We completed a very comprehensive process to evaluate potential organizations that could best support our mission to provide the highest quality of personalized health care to our patients and the...

2013-07-02 08:25:39

CLEVELAND, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Case Western Reserve University has signed an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement granting University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center rights to a series of diagnostic tests to determine drug resistance and co-receptor tropism in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The phenotypic and genotypic HIV tests (or assays) were invented by Eric Arts, PhD, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine at...

2013-06-06 19:52:33

Researchers show brain operates differently by the way we dehumanize others Combat troops must minimize the humanness of their enemies in order to kill them. They can't be effective fighters if they're distracted by feelings of empathy for opponents. But indifference to the enemy, rather than loathing, may help prevent war crimes and provide troops with a better path back to healthy civilian lives, researchers at Case Western Reserve University propose. Their hypothesis is based on new...

2013-06-05 11:55:08

Researchers now optimizing cheap, easy-to-make alternative Researchers from South Korea, Case Western Reserve University and University of North Texas have discovered an inexpensive and easily produced catalyst that performs better than platinum in oxygen-reduction reactions. The finding, detailed in Nature's Scientific Reports online today, is a step toward eliminating what industry regards as the largest obstacle to large-scale commercialization of fuel cell technology. Fuel cells...

Over Half Of All PTSD Patients Also Suffer From Depression
2013-06-05 06:41:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online More than half of all individuals diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) also suffer from symptoms of depression, researchers from the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Department of Psychological Sciences claim in a recently published study. The authors of the study, which appears in the online edition of The Journal of Traumatic Stress, analyzed 57 peer-reviewed studies representing data on over 6,600...

2013-04-30 08:35:31

New prize includes $20,000 honorarium; collaboration between ASCI and Harrington Discovery Institute CLEVELAND, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- National and international nominations are being sought for the inaugural Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine, which will honor a medical researcher for notable achievements in innovation, creativity, and potential for clinical application. The Harrington Prize, which carries a $20,000 honorarium, is the result of collaboration...