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Study: As Many As 1 in 40 U.S. Children Has Autism

As many as 1 in 40 children in the Unites States have been diagnosed with autism, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, in collaboration with researchers from Drexel University, Harvard Medical School and George Washington University. The report, based on data from the DHS’s 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health, seems to confirm a decades-long trend of increasing autism diagnoses among children in the United States.
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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.
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Philadelphia Fellowship on Inclusion and Equity Awarded to Renowned Urbanist Richard Florida

New collaborative initiative by Drexel, Jefferson and the Science Center fosters groundbreaking research on inclusion and equity in Philadelphia.

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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.
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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.
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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.


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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.

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U.S Open Squash Championships Take Center Court at Drexel This Fall

The top squash players in the world will once again take to the courts at Drexel University this Fall to vie for the most prestigious title contested on American soil — the 2018 FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championship. The hotly contested tournament, which features a field of world-class players, will be held at Drexel’s Daskalakis Athletic Center from Oct. 6-13. 
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Drexel Debuts First Exhibit in Custom-Built Gallery Gifted from Robert and Penny Fox 

Drexel University’s Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design is opening its new, custom-built gallery space with the presentation of The Fox Collection, 2008-2018: A Decade of Renewal. The exhibition honors Robert (Hon. ’13) and Penny Fox (Hon.’13) for their generous support, which made the new gallery possible. It will open to the public on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 and run through March 23, 2019.

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Drexel's Spray-On Antennas Could Be the Tech Connector of the Future

A group of researchers from the College of Engineering recently reported a method for spraying invisibly thin antennas, made from a type of two-dimensional, metallic material called MXene, that perform as well as those being used in mobile devices, wireless routers and portable transducers. 


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Redevelopment of 33rd Street Corridor to Expand Nexus of Athletics Activity for Drexel and Philadelphia

The hub of athletics activity on Drexel’s University City campus will soon have a new look — and even more activity. Announced today, renovation plans for the two-block stretch of 33rd Street adjacent to the University’s indoor varsity and recreational sports complexes, will expand its athletics and events space, and bring in US Squash, the national governing body of the sport of squash, as a new tenant and developer of the Pennsylvania Armory.
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Drexel Exhibit Pays Tribute to Design Integrity of Fashion Legend James Galanos 

The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC) of Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts and Design will present a retrospective exhibition of work by renowned fashion designer James Galanos. The exhibition, James Galanos: Design Integrity (October 19-December 8, January 8-27 2019), will celebrate the artistry of James Galanos, considered by his peers to be one of the greatest and most creative of American designers of the 20th century.