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Science & Technology

kidney dialysis patients

Standing in for a Kidney, MXene Materials Could Give Dialysis Patients the Freedom to Move

A type of two-dimensional layered material, created at Drexel University, has emerged as a candidate to assist in replacing the body’s waste filtration system in wearable kidneys.
"Nano Lord Voldemort" by Armin Vahid Mohammadi, Auburn University.

The Drexel Collection’s New Exhibit Highlights Art at the Nanoscale

Beautiful images of materials photographed at the microscopic level will be displayed in The Drexel Collection's new NanoArtography exhibit, which opens Dec. 14.
Drexel Blockchain

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Drexel Blockchain

Drexel students may not know much about the one-month-old club — or even that it exists — but here are some interesting facts that may make it hard not to attend the next general assembly meeting.

 



capacitors

Addressing the Elephant in the Circuit — Finally, a Shrinkable Alternative for Capacitors

One of the last remaining unshrinkable obstacles blocking the progress of fully integrated, wearable technology is the clunky component that absorbs and disburses stray electricity and converts alternating current from a power source into the direct current used by most devices. Due to a meager selection of materials that can perform those diverse functions, these components — called electrolytic capacitors — tend to be a limiting factor when it comes to downsizing electronics. But a breakthrough by materials science and engineering researchers at Drexel University and Sungkyunkwan University in Korea could eventually replace them with a capacitor so thin and flexible that it’s literally painted on.
Three young girls at a workshop

Survey Finds Daughters Can Thrive in Tech Even Without Tech Savvy Parents

As part Computer Science Education Week and the Hour of Code activities planned for this week, TechGirlz shared findings from a new survey of its program participants and their parents. Conducted in partnership with Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, this marks the first time a survey has matched responses from girls and their parents in order to gain a deeper understanding of the role parents play in female engagement in technology.

ic@3401

ic@3401 is Here to Help Drexel Faculty and Staff Launch the Startups of Their Dreams

ic@3401, a startup incubator conveniently located on Drexel University’s University City Campus, is a valuable resource for Drexel faculty, postdocs and graduate students with entrepreneurial endeavors related to their research.
Hospital patient

Study Identifies the Sepsis Symptoms That Lead to Death

The data analysis, pulled from more than 200,000 hospital visits, could help clinicians to more quickly identify - and treat- the patients who are at the greatest risk of dying from the common, and often insidious, condition.
brush and mushroom coating on nanoparticle

Molecular 'Mushrooms' and 'Brushes' Help Cancer-Fighting Nanoparticles Survive in the Bloodstream

For a number of innovative and life-saving medical treatments, from organ replacements and skin grafts to cancer therapy and surgery, success often depends on slipping past or fending off the body’s immune system. In a recent development, aimed at aiding cancer detection and treatment, Drexel University researchers might have found the ideal surface texture for helping microscopic, medical helpers to survive in the bloodstream without being screened out by the body’s natural defense mechanisms.
Brain stimulation

Would You Zap Your Brain to Improve Your Memory?

Drexel psychologists studied the public's attitudes toward brain stimulation.
Pakims Pond

Research Finds NJ Numerical Nutrient Criterion Used to Protect Streams is Too High 

A new way of measuring the relative habitability of freshwater environments for fish and aquatic insects suggests that New Jersey’s water monitoring and treatment standards could use a boost.


Lithium-Sulfur cathode

A Stabilizing Influence Enables Lithium-Sulfur Battery Evolution

A new approach for making cathodes for lithium-sulfur batteries, reported by researchers in the College of Engineering, could help to prevent a performance-sapping phenomenon that has been preventing their progress toward commercial use. Their method for infusing sulfur into the cathode cuts a time-consuming process down to just five seconds and does it without using toxic chemicals which are often a necessary part of production.

College of Engineering Dean Sharon Walker, PhD.

Q&A: Sharon Walker, Dean of the College of Engineering

Earlier this term, Drexel University welcomed College of Engineering Dean Sharon Walker, PhD, who opens a new chapter in leadership, advocacy, and education for faculty, staff and students.
Meghan Barrett

PhD Candidate Finds Place for Entomological Research, Teaching Goals to Grow at Drexel

Meghan Barrett, a PhD candidate in Drexel University’s Department of Biology within the College of Arts and Sciences, is sharing her passion for… bugs … with undergraduates and the world.