A team of biomedical engineers at Case Western Reserve University is among seven of 23 research teams from the 2016 I-Corps@Ohio program selected to present to potential investors at the upcoming Ohio Collegiate Venture Showcase. The team will present its new technology in brain tumor treatment management, NeuroRadVision, Oct. 21 in Columbus. The event will highlight teams that exhibited the most successful outcomes from the I-Corps@Ohio training program and offer the most potential for success in the commercialization process.
Pallavi Tiwari, assistant professor of biomedical engineering and an associate member of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, is leading the development of NeuroRadVision imaging software that distinguishes between a recurrent brain tumor and benign effects of radiation, which can appear similar on a routine MRI scan and result in unnecessary biopsy surgeries.
For most college students, a typical summer job isn’t exactly rocket science. But this summer, for third-year student Tyler Eston, it will be.
The mechanical and aerospace engineering major received a summer internship at SpaceX and will be working in the avionics department at the company’s headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif. His 12-week internship begins early June, when he will move into housing arranged by SpaceX for fellow interns and employees.
A team led by Case Western Reserve researchers is creating a computer model to help cities make the right decisions when it comes to drinking water.
Their goal includes helping municipal officials keep drinking water supplies safe—for example, by avoiding disastrous developments like the lead contamination in Flint, Michigan’s water. Or, more effectively managing threats such as the poisonous algae blooms that plagued Toledo’s water supply in the summer of 2014.
Jaqueline Wallat, a graduate student in macromolecular science and engineering, is one of six graduate students and postdoctoral fellows being honored with a first-tier Baxter Young Investigator Award.
“The Young Investigator Awards seek to stimulate and reward research applicable to the development of therapies and medical products that help resolve critical medical needs,” according to the health care product company.
In front of a sold out arena of 4,600 fans, Mark Muhn pedaled his way to victory in a record time of 2:58 in the functional electrical stimulation bike race at the first international Cybathlon (“Cyborg Olympics”). Paralyzed by a spinal cord injury and powered by contractions of his own muscles activated by surgically implanted neural stimulators developed by researchers at Case Western Reserve University and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Muhn rode a recumbent Catrike® in head-to-head races around a 750 m track at the SWISS Arena in Kloten, Switzerland.
The Cybathlon is an international competition featuring events in six disciplines with physically disabled athletes using assistive technology, including arm and leg prosthetics, brain-computer interfaces, bike races using neural stimulation, power wheelchairs and exoskeletons.