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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.

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'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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

Rising Heat at the Beach Threatens Leatherback Sea Turtles, Climate Change Models Show

New research suggests that climate change could exacerbate existing threats to critically endangered leatherback turtles and nearly wipe out the population in the eastern Pacific. Deaths of turtle eggs and hatchlings in nests buried at hotter, drier beaches are the leading projected cause of the potential climate-related decline, according to a new study in the journal Nature Climate Change by a research team from Drexel, Princeton University, other institutions and government agencies.

El Niño Weather and Climate Change Threaten Survival of Baby Leatherback Sea Turtles

Drexel University researchers have found that the climate conditions at a major leatherback turtle nesting beach affects the early survival of turtle eggs and hatchlings. They predict, based on projections from multiple models, that egg and hatchling survival will drop by half in the next 100 years as a result of global climate change.

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Drexel University at Philadelphia Science Festival

Drexel University will play a big role in the celebration of science at the annual Philadelphia Science Festival. The festival, which runs from April 20-29, brings scientists and science enthusiasts together for a week of science-related exhibits, demonstrations and gatherings throughout the city. Drexel students, faculty and professional staff will take part in events each day during the festival. Click "read more" for a full schedule of all Drexel-related activities during the week.

Study Identifies Pacific Danger Zones for Critically-Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles

A major new study of migration patterns has identified danger zones in the Pacific Ocean for critically endangered leatherback sea turtles. This new understanding could help inform decisions about fishing practices to help reduce further deaths of this fragile species. Drexel University’s Dr. James Spotila was coordinator for the study involving collaborators worldwide.