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Drexel has partnered with the Monell Chemical Senses Center, the premier sensory science research institution. Photo credit: Ivan Amato.

Drexel Partners with Monell Chemical Senses Center to Become a Leader in Sensory Science of Food Education

Students who are passionate about applying science to the development of safer, healthier food products will now have the opportunity to learn from world-class experts in the sensory science of taste and smell, thanks to a new partnership between Drexel University and the Monell Chemical Senses Center, the premier sensory science research institution. The partnership will position Drexel to become a leader in sensory science of food education.

Voxel-lesion symptom map shows areas associated with speech production (blue-green) and speech recognition (red-yellow) factors in the brain. Credit: Mirman et al., Nature Communications

Mapping Language in the Brain

Aphasia, an impairment of language common after stroke or other brain injury, can make it difficult to return to work and maintain social relationships. A new study published provides a detailed brain map of language impairments in aphasia following stroke.
African Pygmy Kingfisher (Ispidina picta) photographed in Vwaza Wildlife Reserve, Malawi. Credit: Jason D. Weckstein

Study of African Birds Reveals Hotbed of Malaria Parasite Diversity

A new study published this week in the journal PLOS ONE explores the scope of malaria parasite diversity in southeast African birds, and provides insight into how lifestyle characteristics of birds can influence their association with different parasite genera.
Collage of brain image, lightbulb and cover of the book "The Eureka Factor". Credits: Lightbulb by lilbitgimpy CC BY-NC 3.0; Brain by Beeman et al PLOS Biology; Eureka Factor courtesy of Random House

How to Harness the Science of Sparking Ideas

Drexel professor John Kounios has co-authored a new book about the science of "aha moments." It’s the first book about creativity that tells a complete and faithful story of the neuroscience written by the actual scientists who made the discoveries.
Bicycle lane. Credit: Jim Henderson

Which Natural Experiments Reduce Obesity?

Drexel public health researchers published a review of the state of the science on which policy and infrastructure changes have a real impact on obesity prevention.

Participants in the Academy of Natural Sciences adult overnight get ready for bed in Dinosaur Hall. Photo by Mike Servedio.

Academy of Natural Sciences Hosts First Overnight for Adults

Springing off the success of sleepovers for its younger visitors, the Academy of Natural Sciences invited adults to sleep over at the museum and bunk next to a T. rex.
The Coulter-Drexel Translational Research Partnership Program has been described as a "shark tank" kind of experience for researchers.

The Coulter Program: A ‘Shark Tank’ for Academics

How the Coulter Program is helping to bring a breakthrough Parkinson’s treatment — and other Drexel discoveries — out of the academy and into the marketplace.
A Nigeria-Cameroon chimp rescued from illegal animal trafficking who now lives at the Limbe Wildlife Center in Cameroon. Credit Paul Sesink Clee

Studies of Africa's Most Endangered Chimpanzees Show Complex Evolutionary Past, Perilous Future

A Drexel-led team's complementary analyses of population genetics, geographical distribution and habitat use paint a new picture of the evolutionary past and potentially bleak future of the Nigeria-Cameroon Chimpanzee, already the most endangered chimp subspecies.
Lee Gutkind, founder of the literary magazine Creative Nonfiction, will join Drexel Nov. 3

How to Write True Stories about Science and Society: The ‘Godfather of Creative Nonfiction’ Joins Drexel for Workshop

Lee Gutkind, “the ‘Godfather’ behind creative nonfiction” (Vanity Fair), will join Drexel University on Monday, Nov. 3 from 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. for a workshop and discussion to help faculty, students and other scholars, researchers and academics learn how to write about their research for a broad audience. The event aims to help those who have a passion to share their knowledge outside of the classroom, laboratory or institution to communicate their ideas to the public to advance knowledge and create new dialogue.
Loÿc Vanderkluysen, PhD, monitors the active volcano Sinabung in Indonesia.

Q&A: Understanding the Eruption and Rescue Efforts at Japan's Mt. Ontake

Drexel vulcanologist Loÿc Vanderkluysen, PhD, provides insight into the science of volcanos and what challenges remain during the ongoing rescue effort in Japan.
stock image depicting genetics research

NIH Policies Influence Scientists’ Data-Sharing Behavior, According to Drexel-Led Study

Policies intended to increase the sharing of scientific resources among life science investigators appear to be working, according to a study led by a researcher in Drexel University’s School of Public Health. But the survey also identified some unexpected problems.
Kenneth Lacovara, PhD (center) speaks with a crowd of community members in attendance at the Mantua Township Community Fossil Dig Day.

A World-Class Fossil Dig, a One-of-a-Kind Community Event

More than a thousand residents and visitors to southern New Jersey will dig their own fossils and learn from the Drexel University paleontologist and students who conduct globally significant scientific research at Mantua Township's third annual Community Fossil Dig Day.