Antidepressant Use in Pregnant Women Linked to Small Increase in Autism
July 24, 2017
Antidepressant use in pregnant women was linked to increased cases of autism in their children, though the trend actually appeared to be relatively small, effecting just 2 percent of children with diagnoses.
Obamacare Led to Gains for Children, But Gaps Persist for Latino Kids
July 24, 2017
A new Drexel University-led study found that the national implementation of the Affordable Care Act led to improved health insurance coverage and well-child visits for all youth, but disparities remained for Latino children.
Group Exhibition at Pearlstein Gallery Explores the Black Body and Representation
July 20, 2017
The new group exhibition, Lossless, looks into the black body as an exploration, a site of compression, considering the ways that labor, illusion, loss, lineage and personhood are imagined and reconstructed.
State Report: Prescription Opioid Misuse in Young Pennsylvanians Down, But Varies By County
July 17, 2017
A data brief put out by Pennsylvania’s State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup found that fewer young people in Pennsylvania reported taking prescription opioids in 2014 compared to 2011, but the numbers are varied across the state.
Largest Study of Malaria Genes Reveals a Finely Tuned Genome Full of Potential Drug Targets
July 13, 2017
Scientists discovered two thirds of the parasite's genome are essential for survival, identifying many potential new drug targets to investigate.
Teaching Engineers How to Build Peace
July 13, 2017
Drexel and PeaceTech Lab, a nonprofit organization headquartered at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., have created a master’s degree for engineers who want to contribute to the prevention of crises around the world. It launches this fall.
Entering the Fast Lane — MXene Electrodes Push Charging Rate Limits in Energy Storage
July 10, 2017
Can you imagine fully charging your cell phone in just a few seconds? Researchers in Drexel University’s College of Engineering can, and they took a big step toward making it a reality with their recent work unveiling of a new battery electrode design in the journal Nature Energy.
Even Perfectly Clean Hands Can Lead To MRSA Transmission in NICU Babies
June 29, 2017
A new study led by Drexel University found that even if hospital workers follow handwashing guidelines as closely as possible, MRSA can still be transmitted among their newborn patients in the NICU.
Drexel Named Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Education
June 28, 2017
Drexel University has distinguished itself as one of the top institutions for cybersecurity education in the nation, according to the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. This month, the NSA and DHS recertified the university as Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. Drexel’s remains the first cybersecurity program in Philadelphia to receive this distinction and joins just over 200 programs in the nation that have earned the certification for “contributing to the protection of the National Information Infrastructure.”
Saxbys Opens Second Cafe on Drexel's Campus Run Completely By Students
June 25, 2017
Saxbys Chief Executive Officer and Founder Nick Bayer will join Drexel University President John Fry to commemorate the opening of a second cafe on Drexel’s campus. Opening its doors on June 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the new Saxbys is the company’s second cafe at Drexel and the third in the nation exclusively operated under student supervision as part of Saxbys’ Experiential Learning Program.
Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement to Evaluate Drexel Police
June 25, 2017
A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will visit Drexel University from July 9-12 to evaluate all aspects of the Drexel University Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services.