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Past Month

  • Nanoscale cell coating Biomedical Engineer Receives NSF CAREER Award to Study Tissue Scarring
    December 13, 2018

    Lin Han, PhD, has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study fibrous tissues at the nanoscale, advancing the treatment and understanding of cartilage diseases.
  • autism Study: As Many As 1 in 40 U.S. Children Has Autism
    December 7, 2018

    As many as 1 in 40 children in the United States have been diagnosed with autism, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, in collaboration with researchers from Drexel University, Harvard Medical School and George Washington University. The report, based on data from the DHS’s 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health, seems to confirm a decades-long trend of increasing autism diagnoses among children in the United States.
  • capacitors Addressing the Elephant in the Circuit — Finally, a Shrinkable Alternative for Capacitors
    December 7, 2018

    One of the last remaining unshrinkable obstacles blocking the progress of fully integrated, wearable technology is the clunky component that absorbs and disburses stray electricity and converts alternating current from a power source into the direct current used by most devices. Due to a meager selection of materials that can perform those diverse functions, these components — called electrolytic capacitors — tend to be a limiting factor when it comes to downsizing electronics. But a breakthrough by materials science and engineering researchers at Drexel University and Sungkyunkwan University in Korea could eventually replace them with a capacitor so thin and flexible that it’s literally painted on.
  • Three young girls at a workshop Survey Finds Daughters Can Thrive in Tech Even Without Tech Savvy Parents
    December 5, 2018

    As part Computer Science Education Week and the Hour of Code activities planned for this week, TechGirlz shared findings from a new survey of its program participants and their parents. Conducted in partnership with Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, this marks the first time a survey has matched responses from girls and their parents in order to gain a deeper understanding of the role parents play in female engagement in technology.

  • Philadelphia and Drexel Medicine skyline Drexel Creates Center of Excellence to Address Opioid Epidemic in Philadelphia
    December 5, 2018

    With a $1.5 million three-year grant from the HHS, College of Medicine clinicians are undertaking an ambitious project to address the opioid epidemic in Philadelphia.
  • African-American mother and child Report Finds Discrimination Driving Disparities in Food Insecurity
    December 5, 2018

    Lifetime experiences of racial and ethnic discrimination are linked to food insecurity in Philadelphia, says a new series of reports from researchers at Drexel's Center for Hunger Free Communities.
  • vaccine Many State Lawmakers Want to Loosen Childhood Vaccine Requirements, But Legal Barriers Persist
    November 29, 2018

    An analysis of proposed vaccine legislation between 2011 and 2017 shows that although the majority of proposed bills would have allowed more parents to exempt their children from school immunization requirements, those that favored vaccines were more likely to become law.
  • Phila Skyline Philadelphia Fellowship on Inclusion and Equity Awarded to Renowned Urbanist Richard Florida
    November 27, 2018

    New collaborative initiative by Drexel, Jefferson and the Science Center fosters groundbreaking research on inclusion and equity in Philadelphia.

  • Hospital patient Not All Organ Failures Are Created Equal: Study Identifies the Sepsis Symptoms That Lead to Death
    November 26, 2018

    The data analysis, pulled from more than 200,000 hospital visits, could help clinicians to more quickly identify - and treat- the patients who are at the greatest risk of dying from the common, and often insidious, condition.