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Science & Technology

Electrast ultrasound

'Selfie Mode' For Heart Imaging Could Help Doctors Spot Heart Disease Earlier

Using the electrical impulses generated by the heart to carefully illuminate the picture, an ultrasound contrast dye created by Drexel University researchers is giving doctors a clearer look at the most camera-shy organ in the body. Enabling the heart to take a selfie, of sorts, means doctors could eventually be able to see the early signs of heart disease and treat it before it becomes deadly.

Students observe sun spots during PHYS 131.

Intro to Astronomy Class Provides Innovative, Interpersonal Ways to Discover the Cosmos

PHYS 131 is Drexel’s introductory course to Astronomy open to all majors, and faculty may soon pilot a video game class to further pique student interest in the subject.
The ankle replacement device developed by College of Engineering Professor Sorin Siegler, PhD, and the Drexel start-up company Kinos Medical led by Drexel alumnus Brian Garvey.

Drexel Moves Forward in Prestigious List of Top 100 International Universities Granted US Utility Patents

The University moved up three spots among the colleges and universities in a rankings report authored by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association.
Cira tetris

Video Games Created by Middle School Students to Be Played on LED Array of Cira Centre Skyscraper to Open New Park, Drexel Square

The creativity of local students will be on full display this summer as the 29-story LED array of Brandywine Realty Trust’s Cira Centre office building is once again converted into the world’s largest video game display. Students and teachers from K-12 schools across the Greater Philadelphia region have been working with experts in Drexel University’s Entrepreneurial Game Studio to design and code new games for the building — those games will debut on the evening of June 10 as part of a celebration for the opening of the city’s newest green space, Drexel Square. The opening of Drexel Square park marks the first completed project of the Schuylkill Yards development, a 14-acre master-planned neighborhood in University City being developed by Brandywine Realty Trust on land owned by and in coordination with Drexel.

 
Woman typing on a lap top computer

Train Your Brain to Eat Less Sugar

A recent study led by Evan Forman, PhD, a psychology professor in Drexel University's College of Arts and Sciences, shows that a computer game can be used to train its players to eat less sugar, as way of reducing their weight and improving their health.
digital checklist for trauma centers

Making a 'To Do' List for Trauma Docs

Researchers from Drexel’s College of Computing & Informatics have been integrating a tablet-based checklist tool into the workflow of a pediatric trauma center and, over the course of 15 months, have shown that it doesn’t hamper doctors’ performance.
Integrated biomedical engineering and business graduate student Adam Eichen had been looking for a job for years before coming to Drexel, and found that the graduate co-op program helped open industry doors that were once closed to him.

How a Drexel Graduate Student Harnessed the Power of Co-op in Dream Position

Integrated biomedical engineering and business graduate student Adam Eichen had been looking for a job for years before coming to Drexel, and found that the graduate co-op program helped open industry doors that were once closed to him.
Since 2013, Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics has brought students and local professionals from diverse backgrounds together for a premiere hackathon focused on solving real-world problems.

Hacking For Good: Philly Codefest Unites Techies to Compete With Social Good Projects

Since 2013, Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics has brought students and local professionals from diverse backgrounds together for a premiere hackathon focused on solving real-world problems. This year, Philly Codefest sets its sights on ending economic inequality.
MXene inkjet printing

Need More Energy Storage? Just Hit 'Print'

Drexel University researchers have developed a conductive ink made from a special type of material they discovered, called MXene, that was used by the Trinity College researchers to print components for electronic devices. The ink is additive-free, which means it can print the finished devices in one step without any special finishing treatments.
An edited photo of the Joseph R. Lynch observatory.

Hidden Treasures: The Drexel Home of Philadelphia’s Largest Telescope

Drexel University’s Joseph R. Lynch Observatory is located on the roof of Curtis Hall and contains Philadelphia’s largest telescope.
woman wearing virtual reality gear

Drexel University and Johns Hopkins University Announce Unique Study of Therapeutics Arts Using Virtual Reality

A shared research interest in the applications of creative expression and creative arts therapies at Drexel University's College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) and Johns Hopkins University's International Arts + Mind (IAM) Lab has shaped a new collaboration between the two universities. Built on the collective values of applied and translational research linking the creative arts and brain sciences, researchers from CNHP and IAM Lab will work together on a new creative arts therapies project that utilizes virtual reality.
concrete road

Using Bacteria to Prevent Potholes Caused by Road Salt

Special bacteria that help form limestone and marble could soon have a new job on a road crew. Recent research from Drexel University’s College of Engineering shows how the bacteria, called Sporosarcina pasteurii, can be used to prevent the road degradation caused by ice-melting salt.
5 questions with 4 Drexel-student-created app developers.

5 Questions With 4 Student-Created App Developers 

There’s an app for that… because these Drexel University students are bringing these innovative, problem-solving app ideas into fruition.