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february

  • Equipment for the PICO-60 experiment at SNOLAB. Courtesy of SNOLAB.

    Drexel Scientist Searches for Dark Matter

    February 28, 2017

    We all know that about 70 percent of the Earth is covered in water. That’s something you learn in elementary school. Now, imagine that 80 percent of the Earth was covered in water — but we couldn’t see it and didn’t know exactly where it was, just that there was something else out there.

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    Let’s Talk About Sex (and Gender): Transgender Equality Activist to Speak at Drexel Research Forum

    February 24, 2017

    The 2017 Sex and Gender Research Forum will feature interdisciplinary research projects and transgender rights activist Harper Jean Tobin.

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  • Marcellus Shale gas tower

    Methane Levels Have Increased in Marcellus Shale Region Despite a Dip in Well Installation

    February 09, 2017

    Despite a slow down in the number of new natural gas wells in the Marcellus Shale region of Northeast Pennsylvania, new research led by Drexel University finds that atmospheric methane levels in the area are still increasing. Measurements of methane and other air pollutants taken three years apart in the rural areas of Pennsylvania that have been the target of natural gas development over the last decade, revealed a substantial increase from 2012 to 2015.

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    ‘Who Needs a Flu Shot? – Not Me’
     

    February 08, 2017

    “There has been a little flu, but there will be more…we have not seen the worst of it, flu usually peaks in February,” said an article in The Philadelphia Inquirer in January. Now in February, we think – people better get their flu shots, take vitamin C and heed the public health cautions plastered across the news media. But what impact do these public health messages actually have on us? Are we going to race out and get our flu shot? According to a Drexel University communication researcher, probably not. And it’s not because we think we’re invincible, it’s because we like to think we’re immune to the influences of messages in the mass media — a communications theory termed the “third-person effect.”

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  • Lee Dolat

    25 Faces 25 Years: Lee C. Dolat

    February 02, 2017

    Lee Dolat has worked as a research technician at Harvard Medical School, contributed and authored articles for The Journal of Cell Biology and the Encyclopedia of Cell Biology, and become the first student in the history of Drexel’s Department of Biology to secure the esteemed Ruth L. Kirschstein pre-doctoral fellowship award from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. And that’s all before he’s even defended his PhD thesis.

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