Medicaid Expansion Under the ACA Increased Low-Income Patient Access to Kidney Transplants
June 21, 2018
A new study by Drexel researchers suggests that Medicaid expansion may have helped to curb racial and socioeconomic disparities in pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease care in the United States.
Scientists Discover How Brain Signals Travel to Drive Language Performance
June 21, 2018
Using transcranial magnetic stimulation and network control theory, Drexel psychologists have taken a novel approach to understanding how signals travel across the brain's highways and how stimulation can lead to better cognitive function.
Experience Philadelphia Museum of Dance; A Day of Living Art and Social Interaction at the Barnes Foundation
June 19, 2018
Philadelphia Museum of Dance is a day-long public performance that will take place at the Barnes Foundation on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 from 3 - 9 p.m. A free exhibit of live dance, Philadelphia Museum of Dance will explore the tension between public and private experiences, while offering a new opportunity to engage with how dance and visual art are exhibited.
Studying the Brain at Work: Drexel to Host International Neuroergonomics Conference
June 18, 2018
More than 100 experts will convene to discuss the emerging field of research, which aims to design systems for safer, more efficient operations and to advance the understanding of the relationship between the brain and everyday human tasks.
MXene’s Tour de Force
June 15, 2018
Is there anything MXene materials can’t do? Since the discovery of a large new family of two-dimensional materials by Drexel University researchers in 2011, continued exploration has revealed their exceptional ability to store energy, block electromagnetic interference, purify water and even ward off bacteria. And, as recent research now suggests, MXenes are also very durable — the strongest material of its kind, according to a new study in the journal Science Advances.
Drexel’s ExCITe Center Releases First National Study of K-12 Education Makerspaces
June 14, 2018
The ExCITe Center at Drexel University released Making Culture, the first in-depth examination of K-12 education makerspaces nationwide, revealing the significance of cultural aspects of making that enable learning.
Malcolm Jenkins Foundation Expands Partnership with Drexel for Young Dragons Summer STEAM Camp
June 12, 2018
The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation is expanding its partnership with Drexel University’s Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center and Lindy Center for Civic Engagement to offer a summer camp for local students to learn, experiment and experience the interplay between science, technology, engineering, arts, athletics and mathematics (STEAM).
Drexel, Congreso Partner to Map Neighborhood-Specific Violence Trends in Eastern North Philadelphia
June 11, 2018
A partnership between the Urban Health Collaborative and the non-profit Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc. put together the first neighborhood-specific crime map for the area that's home to Philadelphia's largest population of Latino residents.
Drexel Dedicates Transformed Quad and Korman Center Addition
June 8, 2018
A dedication ceremony on June 6 officially marked the opening of the addition to Drexel’s Korman Center and surrounding “Quad.” Located at the heart of Drexel’s campus, the Korman Center and its surrounding green space have served as a University landmark for decades.
Lab-Grown Neurons Improve Breathing in Rats After Spinal Cord Injury
June 6, 2018
In a pre-clinical study, College of Medicine neuroscientists showed that V2a interneurons contribute to an injured body's ability to self-repair.
Long Thought Silent Because of Ice, Study Shows East Antarctica Seismically Active
June 4, 2018
Half of Antarctica has long thought to be seismically dormant, but a Drexel University researcher tripled the number of recorded earthquakes by monitoring for just one year.
N.Y. Mayor Taps Drexel Professor For First Algorithm Quality-Control Task Force
June 4, 2018
Algorithms aren’t just deciding the content of social media feeds and online advertising anymore. To guard against bias creep and streamline decisions about the allocation of resources, many urban areas across the country are turning to these automated decision systems. But how do we ensure that the algorithms are the impartial arbiters we expect them to be? Drexel University professor Julia Stoyanovich is part of the first group in the nation helping to answer this question in the biggest urban area in the world. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tapped Stoyanovich to serve on the city’s Automated Decision Systems Task Force, a team charged with creating a process for reviewing algorithms through the lens of fairness, equity and accountability.
Eagles Autism Challenge Raised $2.5 Million to Benefit Autism Research at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute
June 4, 2018
The Philadelphia Eagles' inaugural ride, run and walk raised $2.5 million for autism research that will be done by a trio of beneficiaries that includes the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute.
Trauma from Parents' Youth Linked to Poorer Health, Asthma in Their Own Children
June 4, 2018
A Drexel University study found that for each type of adverse childhood experience a parent went through, their children had 19 percent higher odds of poorer health.
'Pandas' IMAX Movie Follows the First Artificially Bred Panda into the Wild - And Features Plenty of Drexel Connections
May 31, 2018
From the professor who dreamed up the panda release program to the alums who run it, Dragons play a huge role in "Pandas."
Advanced Textiles and Elegant Designs Will Captivate the Runway at Drexel’s Annual Fashion Show
May 29, 2018
Studio 54, Rocky Horror Picture Show, 19th century circuses, and botanicals in urban environments are the inspiration for a handful of student designers whose collections will be featured in Fashion ’18, Drexel University's annual fashion show, presented on Saturday, June 2 by the Fashion Design and Design & Merchandising programs in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.
New Parts of the Brain Become Active After Students Learn Physics - Study
May 24, 2018
A new study out of Drexel University showed that, when confronted with physics problems, new parts of a student's brain are utilized after receiving instruction in the topic.