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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.


Faculty Highlights

Faculty Highlights: Grants and Awards From Spring and Summer 2018

Over the past two terms, there has been a lot of research funding, commercialization activity and faculty honors at Drexel University.
DARE

Lights, Camera, DARE: New Video Series Celebrates Drexel’s Interdisciplinary Research Initiatives

The Office of the Provost and the Office of Research are highlighting interdisciplinary research initiatives through a new video series.
Kidneys

Despite Changes to U.S. Kidney Allocation System, Inequality Persists

Early disease diagnosis and preemptive waitlisting remain the most effective strategies to improve survival chances, says a new College of Medicine study.
Latino health

Undocumented Immigrants Least Likely to See a Doctor, but Still Healthier Than Other Populations

Undocumented immigrants have the worst rates of health care utilization and access, however, they have lower risk of chronic disease than other immigrants and U.S. citizens.
Fraser Fleming, PhD, head of the chemistry department in the College of Arts and Sciences, teaching the course.

A Creative Approach to Teaching Creativity, Interdisciplinary Teamwork for Graduate Students

Two Drexel University faculty members from different disciplines have come together to provide a unique opportunity for graduate students: learn how to flex their creative muscles.

A person's hand holding marijuana

Pennsylvania's Youth More Accepting of Marijuana, But Not Using It More, Report Shows

A report by the Pennsylvania State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup, which is chaired by a Drexel University professor, found that attitudes toward marijuana became more of its use in recent years as the state legalized it for medical usage.
The title of the legislation papers for the Affordable Care Act

Obamacare Relieved Financial Strain of Those Closest to the Federal Poverty Line

While data shows that the Affordable Care Act helped people across the spectrum, a study shows that those around or below the federal poverty line benefitted most.
Fossil Fuels

Report: Fossil Fuel Industries - The Goliath of Climate-Related Lobbying Efforts, Spent Billions

A new study by Drexel environmental sociologist Robert J. Brulle, PhDshows that between 2000 and 2016, lobbyists spent more than two billion dollars on influencing relevant legislation in the US Congress. As the first peer-reviewed, comprehensive analysis ever conducted of climate lobbying data, Brulle’s research confirms the spending of environmental groups and the renewable energy sector was eclipsed by the spending of the electrical utilities, fossil fuel, and transportation sectors.

An X-ray view of the heads of a worker and a soldier ant and the brains inside their head. The worker is much smaller with the brain filling more of its head.

You Have One Job: Compared to Multi-Tasking Workers, Soldier Ant Brains Small

A Drexel University study found that ant colonies evolved to spend less energy on developing the brains of soldier ants, who have relatively simple jobs, compared to multi-tasking workers.
An artist's rendering of a blazer shooting neutrinos down to sensors at the IceCube facility in Antarctica

Drexel Astrophysicist Proves the Origin of Neutrinos

With nine-and-a-half years of data and a South Pole observatory, a Drexel professor and her colleagues has shown the origin of at least some of the high-energy particles known as "neutrinos."