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Rigoberto Advincula selected as editor-in-chief of MRS Communications

Rigoberto AdvinculaMaterials Research Society, the largest organization for the materials community, recently appointed Rigoberto Advincula, professor of macromolecular science and engineering, as the new editor-in-chief of MRS Communications.
Published by the Materials Research Society and Cambridge University Press, MRS Communications is an online journal focused on materials research.

Senior biomedical engineering student wins research award

Blue ribbon awardMichaela Cooley, a senior studying biomedical engineering, won the Student Research Award from Society for Biomaterials Drug Delivery Special Interest Group.
Cooley has conducted research in the Bio-inspired Engineering for Advanced Therapies Laboratory for two-and-a-half years under the guidance of Anirban Sen Gupta, associate professor of biomedical engineering.

Students: meet potential employers, compete in poster session at PiNO Career Fair June 9

CalendarThe Graduate Macromolecular Student Organization at Case Western Reserve University invites post-doctorate, graduate and undergraduate students from all science and engineering programs to attend the PiNO Career Fair on June 9.
PiNO is a one-day job fair and conference that allows students seeking internships, co-ops or full-time employment to present posters, network with industry representatives and win cash prizes.

Gene-delivery system prevents vision loss from inherited eye disease

eyeResearchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed gene-carrying nanoparticles that home in on target cells and prevent vision loss in biologic models with a human form of Leber congenital amaurosis.
The condition is one of the most common causes of blindness in children, according to the National Institutes of Health, affecting two to three of every 100,000 newborns.

Stroke, MS patients walk significantly better with neural stimulation

patient walks using neural stimulationRobert Bush has multiple sclerosis (MS), which sapped his ability to walk five years ago. Joseph McGlynn suffered a stroke that seriously impaired his left side, also five years ago.
Using technology designed by Case Western Reserve University and the Advanced Platform Technology and Functional Electrical Stimulation centers at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the two men got their feet back under them.