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The Drexel STAR Summer Showcase In Summer Showcase, Drexel Research STARs Set to Shine
Since 2007, the STAR Scholars Program has held a showcase to highlight the research Drexel students do over the summer. This year’s edition on Aug. 31 will include several Dragons who went off-campus — some as far as India — to learn more after their freshman year.
scale with apple and measure Shedding Consistent Pounds Each Week Linked to Long-Term Weight Loss
When it comes to losing weight, it’s not necessarily slow, but steady, that wins the race, according to new research from Drexel psychologists.
lithium dendrites Recipe for Safer Batteries — Just Add Diamonds
While lithium-ion batteries, widely used in mobile devices from cell phones to laptops, have one of the longest lifespans of commercial batteries today, they also have been behind a number of recent meltdowns and fires due to short-circuiting in mobile devices. In hopes of preventing more of these hazardous malfunctions researchers at Drexel University have developed a recipe that can turn electrolyte solution — a key component of most batteries — into a safeguard against the chemical process that leads to battery-related disasters.
A cigarette in an ashtray Smokers 20 Percent More Likely to Quit When Cigarettes Cost $1 More
Smokers were found to be 20 percent more likely to quit smoking when packs of cigarettes cost just one dollar more, according to a new public health study out of Drexel University.
Water during a rain Cloudy Water Linked to Gastrointestinal Illnesses
A review of studies from both North America and Europe found links between acute gastrointestinal illness, which typically includes diarrhea and vomiting, and cloudy drinking water.
Scale College Freshmen Who Weighed Themselves Daily Lost Body Fat
A new study by Drexel psychologists found that college freshmen who weighed themselves daily saw a drop in their BMI.
The students outside of Norway's Halden prison. A Life-Changing Visit to a Revolutionary Scandinavian Prison
For 10 days last winter, a small group of Drexel students toured prisons and courthouses in Norway and Sweden to learn how a focus on restoration and rehabilitation creates a radically different criminal justice system.
Dragon Heart Drexel Engineer Receives Hartwell Biomedical Research Award to Aid Children With Heart Defects
The Hartwell Foundation has awarded a 2016 Individual Biomedical Research Award to Amy Throckmorton, PhD.
A syringe, pills and bottles of prescriptions Opioid Users 50 Percent More Likely to Get Treatment Under Obamacare
People with opioid use disorder are 50 percent more likely to get treatment and their insurance is twice as likely to pay for it since the Affordable Care Act was fully implemented, a Drexel University researcher found.
Trachydoras Gepharti in the hand of its namesake, George W. Gephart Jr. A Parting Gift: New Catfish Named for Academy of Natural Sciences' Retiring President
George W. Gephart Jr. will retire with a new, tiny catfish from South America named after him, capping nearly two decades of identification work by one Academy of Natural Sciences scientist.