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Drexel Prof's Discovery of 'Brain's Own GPS' Named One of 2013's Top 100 Science Stories

Joshua Jacobs used to study computers, but they weren’t quite complex enough for his taste. So he moved on to examining a much more complicated instrument: the human brain.

Philadelphia Regional Pediatric Medical Device Consortium Receives FDA Funding Receives FDA Funding

For medical devices, as with many medicines, the market for children is a small fraction of the adult market, and there are far fewer child-sized devices. But, of course, the need exists, even if proper devices may not.
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How Drexel Shares a 'Family' Connection With a Revolutionary Inventor

Medical-device inventor Wallace Coulter never married, and he had no children. But he does have heirs, and Drexel is one of them.

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Discovering the Genesis of Nitric Oxide in the Body

Researchers have known for some time that the blood vessels that transport blood to and from tissues and organs in the body are more than just bodily pipelines. Arterioles and capillaries, the small vessels, actually play a key role in regulating the flow of the blood they’re carrying. Biomedical engineers at Drexel University, who study cardiovascular function, are creating a mathematical model that explains just how they do it.

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Drexel Biomedical Engineer Helps Locate the Brain's GPS

Using direct human brain recordings, a research team from Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania, UCLA and Thomas Jefferson University has identified a new type of cell in the brain that helps people to keep track of their relative location while navigating an unfamiliar environment.
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Ultrasound Wound Healing

In hopes of helping patients suffering from extremely slow-healing injuries, called chronic wounds, researchers from Drexel’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems and College of Medicine are taking a new approach to using ultrasound as a healing tool. By dialing down the energy level on therapeutic ultrasound, similar to that used to treat athletes’ muscle and ligament injuries, the team is finding a solution that could give the body’s natural healing process a boost and could save patients a great deal of time, money and suffering.

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How One Student Created a Path for Aspiring Women Engineers

Biomedical engineering student Josa Hanzlik was one of four Drexel students awarded the Whitaker Fellowship, which will send her abroad for a year. When Hanzlik ventures to the Netherlands in April 2014 to conduct research, she will leave a remarkable path for other aspiring women engineers to follow.
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Biomed memory research

With the help of data collected from intracranial electrodes implanted on epilepsy patients, researchers in Drexel’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems are getting a rare look inside the brain in hopes of discovering the exact pattern of activity that produces a memory.

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Drexel Biomed Opens its Doors to Innovation Community

A wristwatch that can check your blood pressure, a belly band for expecting mothers to monitor their baby’s vital signs and a way for doctors to sterilize their hands without getting them wet – these innovations are just a few of the ideas that will be on display as Drexel University and the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation provide a glimpse into the future of medical technology at the Innovation Technology & Talent Showcase on Oct. 31.
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Rio+20 Conference Focuses on Solutions for Global Sustainability

In 1992, the United Nations held a summit to find a way to lift billions of people out of poverty without exhausting the planet’s resources. Twenty years later, experts from around the globe—including Drexel’s Dr. Dov Jaron—convened once again to move beyond the political promises of the 1990s and begin accomplishing goals.

Drexel Hebrew Univ IDR Partnership Funds New BioTech

Four new methods for delivering improved medication within the bodies of suffering patients are now on track to be developed for commercialization as part of a research partnership between Drexel University and The Institute for Drug Research of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Drexel Delegation Celebrates Official Opening of Drexel-SARI Center in China

A Drexel University delegation led by Drexel President John A. Fry marked the official opening of the Drexel-SARI Center in Shanghai on June 6 with a celebration at the Center that included a performance by musicians from The Philadelphia Orchestra.