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BME Researcher Receives Award from the Clinical Research Forum for Pioneering Bionic Arm Study
03/10/2022

Dr. Marasco was honored for engineering a prosthetic that allows the wearer to “think” and function like an able-bodied person.

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Cleveland Clinic Model Predicts the Risk of Hospital Readmissions
02/16/2022

Dr. Misra-Hebert and colleagues assessed a Cleveland Clinic model’s ability to predict the likelihood that a patient would need to be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of discharge.

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Three-Dimensional Organoid Models May Help Improve Drug Therapy for Brain Tumors
12/22/2021

In their study, Drs. Hubert, Sundar and Shakya, and colleagues suggest that organoids can model patient-like drug resistance similar to that seen in human brain tumors.

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Using Virtual Reality to Understand and Develop Treatments for Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease
11/01/2021

In this three-year clinical study, Drs. Alberts and Baker will utilize virtual reality technology to isolate the causes of freezing of gait, a debilitating symptom of Parkinson’s disease, thanks to support from the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

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Researchers Develop Automated, Improved Method to Count Multiple Sclerosis Lesions
10/28/2021

Using artificial intelligence methods, Drs. Gaj and Nakamura have created a fully automated method to count lesions in the brain scans of patients with multiple sclerosis.

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Researchers Develop Bionic Arm that Restores Natural Behaviors in Patients with Amputations
09/01/2021

Dr. Marasco and his collaborators designed a novel system that combines intuitive motor control, touch and grip kinesthesia for patients with upper-limb amputations.

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High-Intensity Exercise Facilitates Better Manual Dexterity in Parkinson’s Disease Patients
07/14/2021

In addition to improving grasping control and coordination, Dr. Alberts and his lab found that an eight-week lower extremity exercise intervention may enhance central nervous system functioning.

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Researchers Look to Enhance Disease-Monitoring Techniques for Multiple Sclerosis
07/06/2021

Dr. Nakamura and his team are exploring the expanded use of MRI to be able to improve detection of cortical lesions in the brains of MS patients.

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D. Geoffrey Vince, PhD, Appointed Executive Director of Cleveland Clinic Innovations
05/26/2021

Dr. Vince will lead the commercialization arm of Cleveland Clinic, which turns medical breakthrough inventions into patient-benefiting medical products and companies.

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New Smartphone App Could Transform Concussion Management of Military Personnel
03/18/2021

Using an application that is readily available on a mobile device, Dr. Alberts and his lab have created a convenient and effective method to determine the effects of concussion on performance.

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Aerobic Exercise Can Help Parkinson’s Patients Improve Heart Health
03/01/2021

Dr. Alberts and his team have found that even short sessions of aerobic exercise can bring gains in cardiopulmonary function for patients with Parkinson’s disease.

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New Method of Counting Tumor Cells Offers Possibility of a “Liquid Biopsy”
02/16/2021

A new device created by Drs. Fleischman and Zborowski may make it easier to track cancer’s course with a simple blood test.

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Using Artificial Intelligence to Tackle Cognitive Impairment in Former NFL Players
02/16/2021

Dr. Alberts is teaming up with the National Football Players Association to help identify, treat and prevent brain disorders.

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Medication to Strengthen, Grow Muscles Shows Promise for Treating Stress Urinary Incontinence
02/15/2021

Dr. Damaser and colleagues are testing the theory that strengthening the pelvic floor muscles can improve the symptoms of stress urinary incontinence, a condition that can interfere with quality of life and is especially common in women.

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Knee Ligament Surgery Study Findings May Help Explain ACL Injury Risk
02/08/2021

Dr. Beveridge found that, years after knee ligament surgery, patients had nearly identical muscle coordination measures as control subjects, although the activation of a muscle group that normally protects ligaments from injury was delayed in both legs.

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CYCLE-AD Trial: Testing High-Intensity Exercise to Stave Off Alzheimer’s Disease
01/19/2021

With a new $6.7 million grant from NIH, Drs. Alberts and Rao will test if home-based, high-intensity cycling may help prevent sedentary adults who carry the highest risk Alzheimer’s-related gene variant from developing the disease.

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Study Reveals How Improved Type of Light Therapy Kills Pre-Cancerous Cells
12/16/2020

Dr. Maytin and colleagues developed a less painful but equally effective form of photodynamic therapy to treat pre-cancerous actinic keratosis, demonstrating that it works through a completely different signaling pathway than the conventional therapy.

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New Method for Diagnosing Pain Combines EEG and Artificial Intelligence
12/10/2020

Dr. Saab and his team are exploring a new, more objective way to diagnose pain that is rapid, less expensive and provides more accurate results.

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COVID-19 May Also Invade the Central Nervous System, Cause Neurological Illnesses
12/08/2020

In a new review, Dr. Ghosh notes that recent case reports of COVID-19-associated neurological disorders, which may result from blood-brain barrier dysfunction, demonstrate the virus’ neuroinvasive potential.

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Computational Modeling Expert Mobilizes National Committee to Create Best Practices
12/03/2020

Dr. Erdemir played a key role in developing 10 rules to ensure the credibility of healthcare-related computational simulation and models.

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Potential Target Discovered for Reversing Drug Resistance in Epilepsy
11/04/2020

Dr. Ghosh’s team has learned about an important relationship between the glucocorticoid receptor and heat shock proteins, which may have clinical implications for treating patients who have drug-resistant epilepsy.

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Possible Target Identified to Prevent Recurrent Blood Vessel Blockages Following Vascular Procedures
10/21/2020

The TRPC6 gene plays a role in arterial healing after an injury, according to a new study led by Dr. Graham. This could lead to the development of therapies to reduce the occurrence of intimal hyperplasia and stenosis.

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New Study Unveils the Cellular Mechanism of Umbilical Cord Vessel Closure Following Delivery
10/01/2020

Researchers have discovered that umbilical cord arteries contain components that naturally promote narrowing at birth, and ensure a sequence in which the arteries close before the vein, supporting delayed cord clamping following delivery in most uncomplicated deliveries.

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Identifying Protein Makeup of Valvular Vegetations Can Help Diagnose Infective Endocarditis
08/12/2020

A team of researchers, led by the Department of Biomedical Engineering, found that differences in the protein makeup of vegetations may help to identify the pathogen of infective endocarditis and cast new light upon the deadly disease.

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