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All News tagged "biology"

Drexel at Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week

As part of city’s vibrant scientific and technological community, Drexel University will play a big role in the 2013 Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week on April 18-28. From a 29-story video game, to cutting-edge robotics, to an interactive Jazz concert, Drexel’s students, faculty and professional staff will be part of the programming for both week-long celebrations of the inquisitive and innovative spirits that are part of the fabric of the city.

Monkey Film Premieres in U.S., Encourages Biodiversity Protection in African Nation

Turtle biologists with digital SLR cameras may be on the verge of something extraordinary: Empowering a nation to save endangered monkeys and the idyllic island ecosystem they call home. The very unusual nature documentary the biologists produced will have its U.S. premiere at Drexel University on April 15.
Dr. Ted Daeschler

Fossil Fish Brings Broader Understanding of 'Fish-Eat-Fish' World

Scientists from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University have described another new lobe-finned fossil fish species from the same time and place in the Canadian Arctic as the famous precursor to limbed animals, Tiktaalik roseae, which they discovered several years ago.

nerve research March 2013

Making Axons Branch and Grow to Help Nerve Regeneration After Injury

Drexel researchers are a step closer to understanding how nerve cells are repaired at their farthest reaches after injury. Their findings were recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience.
binge drinking

Q&A with Taylor Anderson: The Danger of Binge Drinking for Women

One in eight women in the U.S. participates in binge drinking, according to a recent report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. DrexelNow asked Drexel professor Taylor Anderson about the results of the CDC report and how the effects of binge drinking are unique to women.

BEEs natural history collection course

'The Real Evidential Stuff': Students Explore Academy Collections in New Environmental Science Course

A new course for freshmen this winter term showcases one of the most fundamental components of biology and environmental science: natural history collections.
Umar Hafeez

Q&A with Drexel Junior Umar Hafeez

Above and beyond. Drexel junior Umar Hafeez has become quite good at it. And others have taken notice.

Sarah Mukhtar

Commuter Students: Top Five Ways to Get Involved

Sophomore commuter student Sarah Mukhtar offers helpful tips to fellow commuters on how to get involved at Drexel.


Drexel Receives First LEED Certification for Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building

The biowall, a 75-ft. high wall of plants, serves as a biological air filter, demonstrating Drexel’s longstanding commitment to sustainability and progressive research.

Giant Panda Conservation Researchers from China to Speak at Drexel

Three leading scientists involved in the conservation of giant pandas at the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base in Chengdu, China will present a mini-symposium, “Biology and Conservation of the Giant Panda,” at Drexel University on August 22.
Diagram shows the role of the protein importin beta1 in signaling after nerve damage at the axon, from the axon to the cell body.

Long-Distance Distress Signal from Periphery of Injured Nerve Cells Begins with Locally Made Protein

New research recently published in Neuron, co-authored by Drexel's Dr. Jeffery Twiss, is one of the strongest indicators yet of molecular signaling from end to end in peripheral nerve cells. The team's new discoveries may help scientists better understand nerve cells' distress signals and nerve cell repair, so they can eventually control and enhance the process to speed up recovery from nerve injuries.

Private Landowners Can Help Protect Biodiversity "Arks" in Tropical Reserves

Many of the world’s tropical protected areas are struggling to sustain their biodiversity, according to a study just published in Nature by more than 200 scientists from around the world. Among them, Drexel's  Dr. Sean O’Donnell, highlighted the important, beneficial role of private landowners who work to preserve biodiversity in their land surrounding tropical reserves.