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Lychnothamnus barbatus in the wild Dinosaur-Era Plant Found Alive in North America for First Time
A large species of green algae was discovered alive in North America for the first time ever, with the only previous record being fossils dating back to the time of the dinosaurs.
A pregnant woman holding her stomach Domestic Violence Twice as Likely to Start for Pregnant Women After HIV Diagnosis
For women who have never experienced intimate partner violence before, a diagnosis of HIV during pregnancy means that they are twice as likely to experience violence after their child is born, a new study found.
A microscopic image of the Hepatitis B virus. Male Hepatitis B Patients Suffer Worse Liver Ailments, Regardless of Lifestyle
A new study determined that it doesn’t matter where a person lives or the choices they make, male hepatitis B patients will always be at greater risk for more severe liver illnesses.
Barbed wire fencing with a prison building in the background Research Lacking When it Comes to Heart Disease in Prison Populations
A multi-institution team found multiple areas of research that can be explored in both the incarcerated and released population — which number more than 13 million Americans — to better understand and prevent cardiovascular disease.
A pregnant woman in a blue dress holding her stomach. Antidepressant Use in Pregnant Women Linked to Small Increase in Autism
Antidepressant use in pregnant women was linked to increased cases of autism in their children, though the trend actually appeared to be relatively small, effecting just 2 percent of children with diagnoses.
A pediatrician talking to a woman who has her daughter in her arms Obamacare Led to Gains for Children, But Gaps Persist for Latino Kids
A new Drexel University-led study found that the national implementation of the Affordable Care Act led to improved health insurance coverage and well-child visits for all youth, but disparities remained for Latino children.
A bottle of pills overturned over a map of Pennsylvania. State Report: Prescription Opioid Misuse in Young Pennsylvanians Down, But Varies By County
A data brief put out by Pennsylvania’s State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup found that fewer young people in Pennsylvania reported taking prescription opioids in 2014 compared to 2011, but the numbers are varied across the state.
Faculty Highlights Faculty Highlights: Grants and Awards From Spring 2017
Drexel University faculty accomplished a lot in the spring term — here’s a sampling of the awards and grants they received, among other accolades.
Malaria parasite lifecycle Largest Study of Malaria Genes Reveals a Finely Tuned Genome Full of Potential Drug Targets
Scientists discovered two thirds of the parasite's genome are essential for survival, identifying many potential new drug targets to investigate.
MXene Electrode Entering the Fast Lane — MXene Electrodes Push Charging Rate Limits in Energy Storage
Can you imagine fully charging your cell phone in just a few seconds? Researchers in Drexel University’s College of Engineering can, and they took a big step toward making it a reality with their recent work unveiling of a new battery electrode design in the journal Nature Energy.