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Cognitive flexibility test 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.
Colored pencils and a half-colored-in image. Drexel Study: Coloring Books Make You Feel Better, But Real Art Therapy Much More Potent
Many adult coloring books claim to be art therapy and can reduce negative feelings, but art therapists are significantly more impactful, a Drexel study shows.
PrEP pills The U.S. Could Easily Hit Its 2020 HIV Prevention Goal By Using One Drug, Drexel Study Finds
If just a quarter of high-risk men who have sex with men were to use daily preventive medicine, the United States could surpass its goal of reducing new HIV infections by 25 percent.
photo credit, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Will People Eat Relish Made from ‘Waste’ Ingredients? Drexel Study Finds They May Even Prefer It  
A new Drexel University study found strong potential for consumer acceptance of a new category of foods created from discarded ingredients.
Drawing of a hand putting a vote in a ballot box Could Death Rates Have Swung the 2016 Election?
A new study shows that climbing mortality rates of middle-aged white people were associated with many counties voting Republican in the 2016 presidential election.
A wide view of a Barnegat Bay salt marsh Studies Show Barnegat Bay Salt Marshes Provide Millions of Dollars of Water Treatment for Free – For Now
A pair of studies led by Academy of Natural Sciences researchers show that salt marshes along New Jersey’s Barnegat Bay are invaluable for removing nutrients — but they’re threatened by climate change.
A microscopic image of Fragilaria amicorum. Microscopic Algae Hold Key to New Jersey’s Nutrient Pollution Now and in the Past
An Academy of Natural Sciences-led study found that the presence of certain species of microscopic algae called diatoms can be reliable indicators of nitrogen pollutions in New Jersey’s bays.
Kevin Sievers stands beneath the Academy's intimidating Tyrannosaurus rex. Fossils Fuel This Student’s Attraction to the Academy
Kevin Sievers has been coming to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University since he was a little kid to learn about the ancient animal history on display. Now, as a Drexel student, he gets to work there.