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  • Various junk foods, such as chips, candy and ice cream on a wooden table

    WELL Center Researcher Explores Food Addiction with NIH-Funded Grant

    December 20, 2022

    Before being proven as addictive and damaging, cigarettes gained the attention of children through relatable slogans, cartoon characters and attractive designs. Only with marketing regulation and research detailing the destructive effects of tobacco did smoking slowly become less attractive to its young audience. But the marketing of harmful substances to vulnerable populations hasn’t gone away entirely. Instead, it has switched focus to another product: ultra-processed foods, commonly known as “junk food.” Erica LaFata, PhD, an assistant research professor in the Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science (WELL Center), was recently awarded a grant to explore food addiction in relation to ultra-processed foods.

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    CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

    December 16, 2022

    We are pleased to recognize the recent grants, publications, presentations, awards and honors of the members of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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  • Thought Leaders on Gene Editing, Cancer Immunotherapy and Vaccines Convene at Drexel’s National Symposium

    December 06, 2022

    How can scientists develop new ways to change our immune systems to treat disease and help the body heal from injury? National leaders in the rapidly growing field of immune engineering pursuing these answers will gather at Drexel University for the 4th Annual Immune Modulation and Engineering Symposium, hosted by Drexel’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems.

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