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July

  • Diagram shows the role of the protein importin beta1 in signaling after nerve damage at the axon, from the axon to the cell body.

    Long-Distance Distress Signal from Periphery of Injured Nerve Cells Begins with Locally Made Protein

    July 30, 2012

    New research recently published in Neuron, co-authored by Drexel's Dr. Jeffery Twiss, is one of the strongest indicators yet of molecular signaling from end to end in peripheral nerve cells. The team's new discoveries may help scientists better understand nerve cells' distress signals and nerve cell repair, so they can eventually control and enhance the process to speed up recovery from nerve injuries.

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  • Private Landowners Can Help Protect Biodiversity "Arks" in Tropical Reserves

    July 27, 2012

    Many of the world’s tropical protected areas are struggling to sustain their biodiversity, according to a study just published in Nature by more than 200 scientists from around the world. Among them, Drexel's  Dr. Sean O’Donnell, highlighted the important, beneficial role of private landowners who work to preserve biodiversity in their land surrounding tropical reserves.

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  • 2012 Phi Alpha Theta Induction

    July 25, 2012

    The Department of History and Politics would like to congratulate the new inductees of Phi Alpha Theta, the national History honors society!

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  • Paula Cohen

    What I'm Reading: Paula Marantz Cohen

    July 24, 2012

    DrexelNow recently spoke with Dr. Paula Marantz Cohen, distinguished professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English and Philosophy. She is currently reading Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America by John M. Barry.

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  • Dr. Aleister Saunders Named CoAS Associate Dean

    July 24, 2012

    The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. Aleister Saunders, Associate Head and Associate Professor of Biology, has been named Dr. James Herbert's successor as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education in the College of Arts and Sciences, effective September 1, 2012.

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  • Scientists at the Seashore

    July 24, 2012

    While thousands of beach lovers are flocking to the Jersey Shore this summer for sun and fun, Academy researchers are heading to Seaside Heights, Beach Haven, and Mantoloking for a different reason. Scientists with the Patrick Center for Environmental Research are busy taking sediment cores, collecting water samples, and examining microscopic organisms as part of a large water quality study of Barnegat Bay.

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  • Dr. James Herbert Named Head of Psychology

    July 23, 2012

    We are pleased to announce that Dr. James Herbert, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education and Professor of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named the new Head of the Department of Psychology, effective September 1, 2012.

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  • Drexel Experts Available to Comment on the 2012 Olympics

    July 19, 2012

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  • 2012 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year

    July 18, 2012

    The Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year (BFY) will be held at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, Wednesday, July 25 - Friday, July 27, 2012.

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  • Dr. Michael Lowe

    What I'm Reading: Dr. Michael Lowe

    July 11, 2012

    Dr. Michael Lowe, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, studies the psychobiology of eating and weight regulation, eating disorders and social cognition. He is currently reading Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, by Steven Pinker.

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  • David goldberg

    The Higgs Boson and its Role in the Universe

    July 09, 2012

    DrexelNow spoke with Dr. David Goldberg, associate professor of physics at Drexel, in the days after the CERN research center in Switzerland announced the possible identification of the Higgs boson. We asked him what it means and why we should care.

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  • Cyndi Rickards

    What I’m Reading: Cyndi Rickards

    July 03, 2012

    DrexelNow chatted with Drexel’s Cyndi Rickards, assistant teaching professor of criminal justice and instructor of Drexel’s course “Prison, Society and You." She's currently reading The Other Wes Moore—One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore.

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  • Rising Heat at the Beach Threatens Leatherback Sea Turtles, Climate Change Models Show

    July 01, 2012

    New research suggests that climate change could exacerbate existing threats to critically endangered leatherback turtles and nearly wipe out the population in the eastern Pacific. Deaths of turtle eggs and hatchlings in nests buried at hotter, drier beaches are the leading projected cause of the potential climate-related decline, according to a new study in the journal Nature Climate Change by a research team from Drexel, Princeton University, other institutions and government agencies.

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