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Image of Bradley vs. Helvetica The Game of Fonts: Research Finds That Difficult-to-Read Fonts Can Positively Affect Buying Habits
In a new paper, forthcoming in the Journal of the Academy of Science, a team of researchers including Drexel University’s Rajneesh Suri, PhD, a professor of marketing at the LeBow College of Business, take a closer look at how consumers’ buying decisions are influenced by fonts.
A depiction of black holes merging and the gravitational waves that emit from them. Building Toward Discovery: Drexel Professor’s Role in Finding Gravitational Waves
Sometimes, science is about chipping away at the big questions. One Drexel physics professor recently got credit for his role in developing a big answer.
keyboard Survivors of Sexual Abuse Find Support In Online 'Anonymity' 
A study led by Drexel University researchers suggests that survivors of sexual abuse who seek guidance and support in online forums may be doing so because they find comfort in the relative anonymity the forums provide, which allows them to speak candidly about their experience and be direct in asking for help.
PAH structure Solved Protein Structure Holds Answers to Metabolic Disease That Afflicts Infants
Drexel researchers and an international group of scientists have made a critical step toward understanding a disorder that affects patients from birth into adulthood.
carbon film structure Research Reveals Carbon Films Can Give Microchips Energy Storage Capability
After more than half a decade of speculation, fabrication, modeling and testing, an international team of researchers led by Drexel University’s Yury Gogotsi, PhD, and Patrice Simon, PhD, of Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse, France, have confirmed that their process for making carbon films and micro-supercapacitors will allow microchips and their power sources to become one and the same.
New research by Drexel University and Arizona State University reveals that the burst of electricity from a stun gun can impair a person’s ability to remember and process information. Taser Shock Disrupts Brain Function, Has Implications for Police Interrogations
New research from a first-of-its-kind human study by Drexel University and Arizona State University reveals that the burst of electricity from a stun gun can impair a person’s ability to remember and process information. In a randomized control trial, participants were subjected to Taser shocks and tested for cognitive impairment. Some showed short-term declines in cognitive functioning comparable to dementia, raising serious questions about the ability of police suspects to understand their rights at the point of arrest.
Scott Knowles and Richardson Dilworth Employee Spotlight: Scott Knowles & Richardson Dilworth
Professors Scott Knowles and Richardson Dilworth are reliving Drexel’s entire 125 years of existence in a new book and online oral history that will be unveiled later this year, to coincide with the anniversary of Drexel’s founding in 1891.
Students studying from binders at a table. Parental Depression Negatively Affects Children’s School Performance
A study led by Drexel researchers found that parental depression was associated with diminished school performance in children.
crystalsome The Future of Medicine Could Be Found In This Tiny Crystal Ball
A Drexel University materials scientist has discovered a way to grow a crystal ball in a lab. Not the kind that soothsayers use to predict the future, but a microscopic version that could be used to encapsulate medication in a way that would allow it to deliver its curative payload more effectively inside the body.