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A newborn baby in the NICU Even Perfectly Clean Hands Can Lead To MRSA Transmission in NICU Babies
A new study led by Drexel University found that even if hospital workers follow handwashing guidelines as closely as possible, MRSA can still be transmitted among their newborn patients in the NICU.
cybersecurity Drexel Named Center of Academic Excellence For Cybersecurity Education
Drexel University has distinguished itself as one of the top institutions for cybersecurity education in the nation, according to the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. This month, the NSA and DHS recertified the university as Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. Drexel’s remains the first cybersecurity program in Philadelphia to receive this distinction and joins just over 200 programs in the nation that have earned the certification for “contributing to the protection of the National Information Infrastructure.”
White-eared ground sparrow Birds of All Feathers Work Together to Hunt When Army Ants March
When army ants move out, a new Drexel University study found that, instead of chasing each other away, birds work together to follow the column and hunt the insects that marching ants scare out of hiding.
A patient wearing a blood pressure cuff. Obamacare Key to Improving Access in Mexican-American Patients with High Blood Pressure
A Drexel study found that the Affordable Care Act, if embraced, can dramatically reduce disparities between Mexican-heritage people and white patients with hypertension.
The Ballistic Curtain Cordon System team. The Drexel-Designed Device Aimed at Fixing an Epidemic
In an effort to limit the damage done by mass shootings, a team of Dragons drew on their military experience to design a bulletproof curtain that could help save lives.
A sketch of a brain with splatters of different colors of paint. Making Art Activates Brain’s Reward Pathway – Drexel Study
Coloring, doodling and drawing all showed significant bloodflow in the section of the brain related to feeling rewarded, a new study by a Drexel University art therapist found.
tech transfer Milken Institute Ranks Drexel University in Top 20 for Tech Transfer
The Milken Institute, an independent economic think tank, recently released a ranking of schools based on their technology commercialization. Drexel University was ranked 46th out of 225 universities across the country.
Petri dish with yeast colonies that survived DNA breakage by Rad52-guided inverse RNA strand exchange (Credit: Georgia Tech) Researchers Uncover New Instruction Manual to Repair Broken DNA
A College of Medicine study reveals an unexpected function of the homologous recombination protein Rad52 and may help to identify new therapeutic targets for cancer.
Gulf War Study Identifies an Enzyme Inhibitor to Treat Gulf War Illness Symptoms
Scientists shed light on the neurological consequences of exposure to low-levels of nerve agents and suggest a drug that could treat some of the toxins’ neurological effects.
Members of Drexel's Black Graduate Student Union Graduate College Shines a Light on Outstanding Student Achievements
At this year’s Graduate Student Day, the Graduate College and the Graduate Student Association joined together to honor the work done by Drexel students in the classroom and in the community.
Katie Van Aken A Drexel University PhD Reflects on Five Years in the Lab and on the Board
Katie Van Aken, vice president of the Graduate Student Association, turned her dissertation defense into a celebration earlier this month, and she’s currently preparing to speak at the biggest one of all for students — commencement.