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Electronic health records

Hospitals Adopting Electronic Health Records at Highest Standard Discharged Patients Sooner

Electronic health records (EHRs) produce savings for hospitals by reducing the average length of patient stays—but only in facilities meeting the highest federal standards...

Is an ‘Internet of Ears’ the Next Big Thing for Smart...

Houses have been getting progressively “smarter” for decades, but the next generation of smart homes may offer what two Case Western Reserve University scientists...
solar panels

Making Solar Panels That Last Half a Century

A team of solar energy researchers from Case Western Reserve University has been awarded $1.35 million from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office to...
smart-imaging computers

Shaping the Cancer Fight with Smart-Imaging Computers

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have discovered how to quickly and accurately predict which lung cancer patients will benefit from chemotherapy by analyzing...
quit smoking

Tech Takes on Cigarette Smoking

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are using wearable sensor technology to develop an automatic alert system to help people quit smoking.The smart-phone app,...
electric vehicles

Electric Vehicles: Shades of ‘Green’?

Exactly how environmentally friendly electric vehicles (EVs) are as alternative to fuel-burning vehicles may actually depend on where you live, according to a new...
prostate cancer

Researchers Identify Dozens of New Gene Changes That Point to Elevated...

As the result of a six-year long research process, Fredrick R. Schumacher, a cancer epidemiology researcher at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine,...
artificial human prion

Researchers Create First Artificial Human Prion

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers have synthesized the first artificial human prion, a dramatic development in efforts to combat a devastating...
thwart disease

Shining a Light on the Nervous System to Thwart Disease

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University and the University of Pittsburgh received a four-year, $9 million grant from the...
cancer research

Man vs. Machine?

The ‘deep learning’ computers in Anant Madabhushi’s diagnostic imaging lab at Case Western Reserve University routinely defeat their human counterparts in diagnosing heart failure,...
dental pain

Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen More Effective Than Opioids in Treating Dental Pain

Opioids are not among the most effective—or longest lasting—options available for relief from acute dental pain, a new examination of the results from more...
obesity

Obesity Is Shifting Cancer to Young Adults

Obesity can also alter a young person’s likelihood of developing cancer later in lifeA Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researcher has compiled...
post-traumatic stress disorder

Certain PTSD Therapies Prove Effective After Treatment Stops

Both civilians and military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) reap long-term benefits from psychotherapies used for short-term treatment, according to a new study...
Pesky mosquitoes

Pesky Mosquitoes Provide Neural Implant Solution

Brain scientists face a dilemma: Conventional wire implants are rigid and can sometimes traumatize that sensitive, vital organ; but softer materials now being tested...
head and neck cancers

Accurately Identifying Aggressive Head and Neck Cancers

Case Western Reserve University’s Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics (CCIPD) is leading a partnership working toward the first clinical trials to determine the aggressiveness...
atomically thin device

Cat-Like ‘Hearing’ with Device Trillions Times Smaller Than Human Eardrum

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are developing atomically thin “drumheads” able to receive and transmit signals across a radio frequency range far greater...
solar panels

Making Solar Panels Last Longer

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have taken a crucial step toward increasing the lifespan of photovoltaic solar panels and potentially lowering solar-energy costs...
brain circuits

Understanding the Smallest Brain Circuits

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have found a previously unseen pattern among the rapid-firing neurons inside the brain, one that reveals how distinct...
neurologic disease

Researchers Reverse Symptoms in Neurologic Disease Model

It is a parent’s nightmare: A child is born apparently healthy, then stops meeting developmental milestones at one year old. Her verbal and motor skills...
lung cancer

New Imaging Technology May Help Predict Aggressiveness of Lung Cancer

Case Western Reserve and Cleveland Clinic are leading development of a computerized tissue-imaging program that could soon help identify which lung cancer patients are...