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Health

A pair of medics walking with a stretcher near their ambulance.

Drexel Research Group Developing New Checklist to Prevent Violence Against Ambulance Workers

A new checklist running down everything from the first dispatch for a call to potential coping strategies for injuries was developed at Drexel and will now be implemented by multiple fire departments, including Philadelphia's.
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The Longer Women Live in Poor Neighborhoods, the Less Likely They Are to Gain Healthy Pregnancy Weight, Study Shows

The length of time a woman spends in poorer neighborhoods was found to be negatively tied to gaining a healthy amount of pregnancy weight, which is important for newborn health.
Microtubule after tau depletion

Study Challenges Approach to Treating Alzheimer's

These findings suggest that microtubule-stabilizing drugs currently in clinical trials may not be effective in treating Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases associated with the dysfunction of the protein called tau.
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How Medicaid Expansion Changed the Kidney Transplant Waitlist 

A new study from Drexel researchers suggests that Medicaid expansion may have helped to curb racial and socioeconomic disparities in chronic kidney disease care.
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How Brain Signals Travel to Drive Language Performance

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.
One mask depicting half of a normal face and another looking like the Hulk, and another with no mouth and faded red and white stripes

Study Links Content of Service Members' Art to Their Trauma Levels

A new study conducted at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence found that military service members recovering from PTSD who still identified as a member of a unit have lower levels of psychological injuries.
The homepage of NUAVNow.org featuring a mural found in North Philadelphia and some dancers in front of it.

Drexel, Congreso Partner to Map Neighborhood-Specific Violence Trends in Eastern North Philadelphia

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.
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Lab-Grown Neurons Improve Breathing

In a pre-clinical study, College of Medicine neuroscientists showed that V2a interneurons contribute to an injured body's ability to self-repair.
John McCormick and Ryan Rothman on Drexel's Queen Lane campus.

Drexel Medical Students Share Friendship, Stem-Cell-Donation Bond

John McCormick and Ryan Rothman, both second-year medical students in Drexel University’s College of Medicine, share a medical tie — McCormick was saved by a stem cell donation, and Rothman recently donated his stem cells to save someone else.

A child being held by a mother and looking over her shoulder.

Trauma from Parents' Youth Linked to Poorer Health, Asthma in Their Own Children

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.
A baby laying in an incubator

More Frequent Checks Control MRSA in Newborns, But Can Hospitals Afford Them?

Checking more often on newborns in the NICU provided positive results for preventing MRSA transmission, but hospitals must balance the high costs, a new study found.
5 Little Known Facts Drexel Counseling Center

Five Little-Known Facts: Drexel University Counseling Center

This Mental Health Awareness Month, take the time to learn more about what the University Counseling Center has to offer, and what deep-seated myths actually aren’t true.