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Diagram shows the role of the protein importin beta1 in signaling after nerve damage at the axon, from the axon to the cell body.

Long-Distance Distress Signal from Periphery of Injured Nerve Cells Begins with Locally Made Protein

New research recently published in Neuron, co-authored by Drexel's Dr. Jeffery Twiss, is one of the strongest indicators yet of molecular signaling from end to end in peripheral nerve cells. The team's new discoveries may help scientists better understand nerve cells' distress signals and nerve cell repair, so they can eventually control and enhance the process to speed up recovery from nerve injuries.

Harriet and Dr. Weaver

Harriet Cole: Drexel's Longest-Serving Employee

Her sacrifice can still be appreciated today at Drexel's Queen Lane Campus.

photo of Dr. Daniel Schidlow, Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean and senior vice president, medical affairs at the Drexel University College of Medicine

Dr. Daniel Schidlow Appointed Drexel College of Medicine Dean

Internationally recognized clinician in pediatric diseases Dr. Daniel V. Schidlow has been appointed Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean and senior vice president, medical affairs at the Drexel University College of Medicine. Schidlow will assume the role from his current position as interim dean and senior vice president.
A medical researcher works in the lab.

Drexel University College of Medicine Hosts Unique International Symposium

Top infectious disease research scientists from across the country and around the world, including a Nobel Prize winner, will gather in Philadelphia later this month when Drexel University College of Medicine hosts the 2012 International Symposium on Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease. The symposium will be held June 19-21 in the New College Building (15th & Vine Streets) in Geary Auditorium B.

Three Medical Students Selected as 2012 Schweitzer Fellows

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship recently selected three Drexel University College of Medicine students as Greater Philadelphia Schweitzer Fellows for 2012-13. Phoebe Dacha, Alicia Howard, and Ashley Stephens will join approximately 240 other Schweitzer Fellows from across the country in conceptualizing and carrying out service projects that address the unmet health needs of underserved individuals and communities.
Dr. Christopher Vinnard

Tuberculosis Drug Bioavailability Global Health Research Project Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant

Drexel University College of Medicine announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Christopher Vinnard, M.D., MPH, assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled "A Novel Diagnostic Test for Poor Anti-TB Drug Bioavailability."

President Emeritus of the Association of American Medical Colleges to Speak at Drexel Medicine Commencement

President emeritus of the Association of American Medical College Jordan J. Cohen, M.D. will deliver the keynote address during the commencement ceremony for Drexel University College of Medicine on Friday, May 18 at 9 a.m. at the Kimmel Center.
Drexel Launches Shima Seiki Haute Technology Laboratory to Develop Smart Textiles and Wearable Technology

Drexel University Finalizes Deal with Shima Seiki USA

Following the signing of a groundbreaking, $1 million agreement with Shima Seiki USA, Genevieve Dion, assistant professor and fashion design program director in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, will now have the state-of-the-art laboratory to conduct research for the development of new smart textiles, wearable technologies and to explore new methods of production that will ultimately impact a number of market sectors.

Dr. Akhil Vaidya

Malaria Research Team Awarded $2 Million NIH Grant

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded Drexel University College of Medicine a $ 2 million grant for a four-year project to investigate molecular pathways targeted by antimalarial pyrazole compounds. These compounds were first discovered by a research team from Drexel.

Dr. Maurico Reginato

College of Medicine Research Links Prostate Cancer Spread to Sugar Found Naturally in the Body

For the first time, researchers at Drexel University College of Medicine have discovered that a certain type of sugar found naturally in the body is elevated in prostate cancer cells and it plays a critical role in cancer growth and movement. The findings are set to be published in the April edition of Journal of Biological Chemistry.

President Fry Leads Drexel Delegation to Israel

Drexel University President John A. Fry is leading a delegation to Israel to attend the second Bi-national Symposium on Translational Research in Biomedicine and Biomedical Engineering, jointly sponsored by Hebrew University’s (HUJI) Institute for Drug Research (IDR) and Drexel.
Exterior of the A.J. Drexel Plasma Institute

Drexel Receives Keck Foundation Grant to Expand Plasma Research

Drexel University has received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to expand research on the fundamental science of interactions between plasma, which is an ionized gas, and living systems. The research, funded by the W.M. Keck Foundation, will be led by the University’s Anthony J. Drexel Plasma Institute.