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Microtubule after tau depletion

Study Challenges Approach to Treating Alzheimer's

These findings suggest that microtubule-stabilizing drugs currently in clinical trials may not be effective in treating Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases associated with the dysfunction of the protein called tau.
V2a neurons

Lab-Grown Neurons Improve Breathing

In a pre-clinical study, College of Medicine neuroscientists showed that V2a interneurons contribute to an injured body's ability to self-repair.
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Can’t Switch Your Focus? Your Brain Might Not Be Wired for It

A new study from Drexel psychologists suggests that some brains are at a natural advantage to quickly switch their focus from one concept to another.
Zak Brodnik in the lab

Zak Brodnik Wants to Change How You Think About Addiction

As a doctoral candidate in neuroscience in the Drexel University College of Medicine, Zak Brodnik’s work focuses on the biology underlying drug-use disorders, and he has a message he wants to deliver alongside his research.
Drexel professor Ramesh Raghupathi, PhD, center, and doctoral student Brielle Ferguson, right, at the Society for Neuroscience's Capitol Hill Day.

Drexel Neuroscientists Go to Washington to Make Budget Requests

Doctoral student Brielle Ferguson and professor Ramesh Raghupathi participated in the Society for Neuroscience’s Capitol Hill Day last month, speaking with congressional representatives about the importance of federal funding for their research.
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Getting on the Same Wavelength

Past research has revealed that our brains synchronize when listening to the same idea or story. Now, a tool developed by Drexel biomedical engineers can better understand this phenomenon.
Rendering of an x-ray baby with a brain inside

Treating Traumatic Brain Injury in Children 

A new study from the College of Medicine shows that a common antibiotic exacerbated cognitive problems in pediatric animal models. 

Epilepsy EEG Test

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Epilepsy

During Epilepsy Awareness Month, Carla LoPinto-Khoury, MD, a neurologist and assistant professor in the College of Medicine, explains the many faces of the condition.
Neuron

Study Shows How Neurons Reach Their Final Destinations

Drexel researchers found that with a boost from motor proteins, sliding microtubules give nerve cells a smoother ride.
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Investigating New Drug to Prevent Alzheimer's 

Drexel researchers are determining if an investigational treatment can clear the built-up plaque of the protein amyloid before the disease progresses and brain cells are impaired.

brain images show reduced cortical surface area and increased cortical thickness in Down Syndrome

Thick Cortex Could Be Key in Down Syndrome

The thickness of the brain’s cerebral cortex could be a key to unlocking answers about intellectual development in youth with Down Syndrome, according to a new study led by a Drexel psychologist.

wasp colony

Do Insect Societies Share Brain Power?

A new Drexel study suggests that social behavior evolved very differently in the brains of social insects than in vertebrate animals such as mammals, birds and fish.