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third-hand smoke

'Non-Smoking' Doesn't Mean Smoke-Free — Drexel Study Finds Third-Hand Smoke Spreads Inside

Despite decades of indoor smoking bans and restrictions, new research from Drexel University suggests the toxins we’ve been trying to keep out are still finding their way into the air inside. Findings by a group of environmental engineers show that third-hand smoke, the chemical residue from cigarette smoke that attaches to anything and anyone in the vicinity of a smoke cloud, can make its way into the air and circulate through buildings where no one is smoking.
A drawing of the Hyneria Lindae

25 Years of Fossil Collecting Yields Clearest Picture Yet of Extinct 12-Foot Aquatic Predator

More than two decades of exploration at a Pennsylvania fossil site have given Academy of Natural Sciences paleontologists their best idea of how a giant, prehistoric predator would have looked and behaved.
A microscopic image of plasmodium cells

Malaria-Carrying Parasites Spread More When They Can Jump Into Multiple Birds - Study

A study out of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University found that blood parasites that cause malaria spread more widely if they can use many different kinds of birds as hosts. But even those "generalist" parasites are limited.
Betsy Payne teachers WINS I students about oyster dissection.

WINS Program Celebrates 35 Years of Opportunity 

The Women in Natural Sciences program at the Academy of Natural Sciences introduces Philadelphia-area high school girls to STEM-focused interactive learning and careers.

science festival

Drexel Joins Philadelphia's Weeklong Celebration of Science

Students, faculty and staff from around the University will be participating in the Philadelphia Science Festival starting this weekend. The annual celebration of science is a week full of fun and learning for all ages, culminating with a carnival on the Ben Franklin Parkway on Saturday, April 28.
Cooper

Q&A: Scott Cooper, President and CEO of the Academy of Natural Sciences

The Academy of Natural Sciences’ new president started in December.

The gorilla diorama, which originally opened in 1938. Photo courtesy the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Hidden Treasures: Refreshing the Dioramas at the Academy of Natural Sciences

The Academy of Natural Sciences is cleaning two of its popular dioramas for the first time since they were installed in the 1930s.
Ticks

Drexel to Co-Host Lyme Disease Conference

To address gaps in Lyme disease diagnostics and treatment, College of Medicine microbiologists are bringing together researchers, physicians and patient advocates.

Mario

The Little Engineer That Could

Mario Scotto Di Vetta is using his co-op opportunities to travel around the country and dig up some dirt on his future career opportunities. 

Dichty

The Good, The Bad and The Dicty

The entirely student-driven research course called “Dictyostelium” allows Drexel students to participate and contribute to actual research that will be published without the usual brisk time constraints of a research lab.
Sci Fest

Science for the Community

Drexel students join with other university students and industry professionals to help promote science among the youth of the Philadelphia area.

Sharon L. Walker, PhD.

Sharon L. Walker Appointed Dean of the College of Engineering

Sharon L. Walker, PhD, a Yale-trained chemical and environmental engineer, will begin as dean of Drexel University's College of Engineering in the fall of 2018.