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All News tagged "School of Biomedical Engineering"

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Video Game Therapy — Drexel Professors Design Games For Cerebral Palsy Patients

While video games have often been saddled with the reputation of promoting a sedentary lifestyle, a group of Drexel University professors see the digital diversions as a way of helping patients with cerebral palsy to keep on moving. The team, with expertise ranging from game design to movement science, physical therapy and biomedical engineering, recently formed a company called enAble Games, with the goal of making web-based active video games that can be used as part of therapy or rehabilitation exercise sessions.  

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Harnessing the Body’s Immune System to Heal Wounds Naturally

A Drexel engineer will seek to better understand the relationship between the body’s natural healing process and tissue regeneration with a five-year $1.9 million grant from the NIH.

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A New Approach for Studying Parkinsonian Syndromes 

Using a portable device developed at Drexel University, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have identified differences in brain activation patterns associated with postural stability in people with Parkinsonian syndromes and healthy adults.
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The Nightmares Before Christmas And How to Avoid Them

It’s that time of year again! The time when your stress levels go through the roof as you shop, cook, wrap, decorate, travel and party-plan yourself into a tizzy while trying to create the perfect holiday season. Drexel experts have identified some of the top stress-inducing holiday nightmares and offer some helpful tips for avoiding them this year.

Sydney Arroyo, a Westphal undergraduate student who completed a co-op at "Saturday Night Live."

Drexel Co-ops by College

These statistics, facts and stories highlight the best that the co-op program has to offer for students in each and every school and college at Drexel.
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Check Out Some of Drexel’s 2015 Senior Projects

Drexel seniors were especially creative this year when creating and completing projects that encompassed everything they've learned during their studies.
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Federal Aviation Administration Taps Drexel to Join Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research Team

Even if you haven’t had a packaged dropped off via Amazon Prime Air or watched some amazing aerial video footage from a drone-cam, chances are you’ve seen one of those zippy, remote-controlled fliers categorized as “unmanned aircraft systems.” Their growing prevalence in the skies, along with an industry push to fly them higher and farther, is forcing the Federal Aviation Administration to expand its regulatory purview. As a way of addressing technical issues critical to safe and successful integration of unmanned aircrafts into the nation’s airspace, the FAA announced the establishment of a National Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Drexel University is one of several core research institutions that will be part of the Center, led by Mississippi State University, alongside dozens of associate research, commercial and government partners.
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What Can Brain-Controlled Prosthetics Tell Us About The Brain?

The ceremonial opening kick of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Sao Paolo, Brazil, which was performed—with the help of a brain-controlled exo-skeleton—by a local teen who had been paralyzed from the waste down due to a spinal cord injury, was a seminal moment for the area of neuroscience that strives to connect the brain with functional prosthetics. The public display was a representative of thousands of such neuroprosthetic advances in recent years, and the tens of years of brain research and technological development that have gone into them. And while this display was quite an achievement in its own right, a Drexel University biomedical engineer working at the leading edge of the field contends that these devices are also opening a new portal for researchers to understand how the brain functions. 


Grad student Michael Dodds throws for the win in the Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway contest. Photo credit: Dr Pepper.

Grad Student Scores Big With $100,000 Tuition Prize

Mike Dodds will always remember the halftime show during the 2014 ACC Championship football game. The $100,000 tuition prize he won during the program on live national television will help him for the rest of his life.
North America: Ted Daeschler (second from right) with his team on Ellesmere Island.

Spanning the Globe: Drexel Research Reaches Around the World in 2014

Where in the world have Drexel professors conducted research in 2014? The answer: all seven continents.
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Drexel Biomedical Engineers to Help Upgrade Brain Injury Detection Device Used by Navy and Marines

A team of researchers from Drexel University’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems has been called on to help upgrade a handheld brain scanning device used by the military to assess injuries in the field. InfraScan, Inc., a Philadelphia-based medical technology firm specializing in brain injury diagnostics, will be working with the group of biomedical engineers for the next three years to improve Infrascanner™ -a tool that saves lives by detecting severe head injuries.
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Wound Healing Technology Receives Patent

Wound healing technology developed at Drexel University is one step closer to becoming a tool for medical caregivers. Eqalix, Inc., a Northern Virginia regenerative medicine device company, recently received patent protection for a protein-based nanofiber scaffold technology invented by Drexel researchers.