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Stroke, MS patients walk significantly better with neural stimulation
10 May 2017
Robert 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. Read more...

APT Center Researcher Awarded VISN 10 Spark Funding
03 May 2017
Congratulations to Steve Majerus, PhD who has received a Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 10 Spark award. Starting this month, this $19,521 pilot award, titled Wireless graft patency monitoring... Read more...

Four CWRU Medtech research projects selected for Ohio’s focused commercialization training
10 Apr 2017
Four medical-technology research teams at Case Western Reserve University will participate in focused entrepreneurial training through I-Corps@Ohio, an Ohio Department of Higher Education initiative created to advance their work from the lab to a commercial market. Each project has potential for a product of value to medical treatments or surgeries. Universities, colleges and community colleges in Ohio are eligible to participate in I-Corps@Ohio, which provides $15,000 to each selected research team in the seven-week training program. Read more...

Meet the Guys Who Sold “Neuralink” to Elon Musk without Even Realizing It
04 Apr 2017
Last week, we learned that Elon Musk will start a mind-computer interface company called Neuralink. The name added a brainy new entry to Musk’s growing scroll of big ideas—Tesla, SolarCity, SpaceX, the Hyperloop. But as the news of Musk’s nascent venture to merge man and machine spread across social media, an electrical engineer in Ohio named Pedram Mohseni must have been slapping his forehead. Read more...

APT Center Researcher Awarded Funding and Featured in Crain's Cleveland Business
27 Mar 2017
Congratulations to Vinod Labhasetwar PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Cleveland Clinic, who was featured in Crain’s Cleveland Business recently for his efforts in expanding medical advancements for spinal cord injuries. He received a 3-year U.S. Department of Defense grant totaling $1.7M to develop his patented... Read more...

APT Center Researchers Inducted Into the AIMBE College of Fellows
21 Mar 2017
Congratulations to Drs. Jeffrey Capadona and Dustin Tyler on your induction into the prestigious College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) at the Induction Ceremony at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. on March 19, 2017. Election to the College of Fellows includes individuals in the top 2%... Read more...

APT Center Researchers and Staff Recieve 5 VA Innovator's Network Funding Awards
16 Mar 2017
Congratulation to our APT Center Investigators and staff who received FIVE VA Innovator’s Network awards. Last year, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center (LSCVAMC) was designated as one of eight new Innovation Sites in the national VA Center for Innovation (VACI). The VACI was established in 2010... Read more...

Cleveland Clinic part of team receiving DOD grant to further novel therapy for acute spinal cord injury
14 Mar 2017
Cleveland Clinic, the University of British Columbia and Nebraska-based biotech company ProTransit Nanotherapy LLC have received a $1.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to advance a therapy for acute spinal cord injury. Read more...

APT Center Researchers Awarded Over $1M in Federal Funding
06 Mar 2017
Congratulations to Kath Bogie DPhil, Margot Damaser PhD, and Ming-Chun Huang PhD who all received federal funding awards. Read more...

CWRU researchers secure $2 million NIH grant to test portable sickle cell monitor
20 Feb 2017
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University will use a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop and test a small, portable blood-adhesion monitor for sickle cell disease patients. The engineers and doctors hope to make the device as useful as the at-home insulin monitors... Read more...

Local Researchers Represent 'Team Cleveland'
20 Jan 2017
A CYBORG is a fictional or hypothetical person whose physical abilities are extended beyond normal human limitations by mechanical elements built into the body. Sounds like science fiction, right? Well you may be surprised to know that Cleveland is a world leader... in cyborg technology. Watch the PBS story here.

Great Big Story: For Amputees, Reactivating the Sense of Touch
16 Jan 2017
When Keith Vonderhuevel lost his arm in a factory accident, he never thought that he'd be able to feel his hand again. That may very well change. Keith is currently a research subject at the Cleveland VA Sensory Restoration Lab, where a team of engineers is pioneering prostheses that allow amputees to feel touch, pressure and intensity. Watch it here.

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