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Drexel Hits Top Rank for Research Institutions

Drexel was featured in a March 22 Philadelphia Business Journal story for reaching R1 status. Aleister Saunders, PhD, senior vice provost for research, was quoted in the story.

Hairy Coating Keeps Nanoparticles Safe from Immune System, Liver

Research by Hao Cheng, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering, and Christopher Li, PhD, a professor in the College, about the development of a polymer coating to help cancer-fighting nanoparticles make their way through the bloodstream, without being filtered out by the liver or targeted by the immune system, was featured in a Nov. 8 Medgadget post.

A New Way to Detect Breast Cancer

The School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems was featured in an Aug. 28 New York Times article about iBreastExam — a portable technology developed by Wan Y. Shih, PhD, a professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems; and Wei-Heng Shih, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering — that was licensed to a Philadelphia-based company led by Drexel alumnus Mihir Shah and is now being used to detect breast cancer in countries where mammograms are less common.

Unscientific Method: Study Finds All Those Big Data Studies Are Mostly Big Mistakes

A study co-authored by John Medaglia, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, which found research that evaluates large groups of people often leads to skewed results, was featured in a June 27 post on the website Study Finds.

Jefferson, Drexel Researchers Test Gel to Restore Independent Breathing After Spinal Cord Injuries

Yinghui Zhong, PhD, an associate professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, was mentioned in a June 11 Philly Voice story about a hydrogel she helped to design that may be able to restore independent, unassisted breathing in spinal cord injury patients.

Stem Cell Derived Nerve Cells Improve Breathing in Rats with Spinal Cord Injuries

Michael Lane, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Medicine, was quoted in a June 8 MedGadget story about his new study that used lab-grown stem cells to improve breathing in rats with spinal cord injuries.

Scientists Find Dozens of Hidden Earthquakes Buried Under Antarctica's Ice

Amanda Lough, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a June 5 Live Science story on her study that found earthquakes in East Antarctica weren’t nonexistent but actually just going undetected. Also, a June 4 Quartz story on the study that quoted Lough was picked up in Yahoo! Finance and Gizmodo’s Earther quoted Lough in a June 5 story on the study.

For These Researchers, Building a ‘Smart Cockpit’ Means Reading a Pilot’s Mind

A study by Hasan Ayaz, PhD, an associate research professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, which measured the brain activity of pilots, was featured in a May 30 Digital Trends story.

Researchers Aim To Refine Human-Aircraft Interface

Hasan Ayaz, PhD, an associate research professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, was quoted in a May 22 AVweb story about a recent study he led that measured the cognitive workload of airplane pilots.

‘Thirdhand Smoke’ in Carpets and Furniture Could Pose Health Risk, Scientists Warn

Peter DeCarlo, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in Mother Nature Network, Yahoo! News and BGRstories on May 10 about his research on third-hand smoke chemicals with Michael Waring, PhD, also an associate professor in the College and Anita Avery, PhD, who was a doctoral researcher at Drexel. A May 9 Washington Post story about the research was picked up by a number of national and regional outlets including MSN.com, CBS News Online, Slate and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and internationally by media in Canada, New Zealand, England, Peru, Denmark, China, Israel and India. And NPR’s coverage has aired on many of its affiliates across the country.

Does Art Therapy Actually Work?

Girija Kaimal, EdD, an assistant professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a Feb. 26 Vice story on its “Tonic” blog that covered Kaimal’s study looking into how a short period of art-making can reduce stress hormones.

These Young Academics are Accomplished Beyond Their Years

Kara Spiller, PhD, an assistant professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, was featured in a Dec. 14 Philadelphia Business Journal story about young academics in higher education who are accomplished beyond their years.