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Past Month


  • Unidentified male playing guitar while his brain activity is recorded. Where in the Brain Does Creativity Come from? Evidence from Jazz Musicians
    March 31, 2020

    A new brain-imaging study out of Drexel University's Creativity Research Lab sheds light on the controversy on which side of the brain is responsible for creativity by studying the brain of jazz guitarists during improvisation. 

  • New Research Reveals Insights into How Fruit Flies Find Food What Can Fruit Flies Teach Us About How Creatures Find Food?
    March 30, 2020

    Until now, researchers haven’t yet understood how individual directional cues and search movements are used together to help fruit flies find food. Thanks to a recently published study of fruit flies in PLOS Computational Biology from researchers at Drexel University’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, researchers now have a way to parse out how different mechanisms are used individually and in conjunction with each other.
  • autoimmune ‘But You Don’t Look Sick?’ How Broad Categories like Autoimmune Impact Patient Experience
    March 23, 2020

    When your disease is hard to name and doesn’t have visible symptoms, it can be hard for others to understand that you are sick. And, when people don’t know much about your disease, it can be hard to explain it to family and friends.
  • water Heavy Spring Rainfall is Followed by Spikes in Gastrointestinal Illness in Philadelphia
    March 16, 2020

    Heavy spring rainfall in Philadelphia may lead to twice the rate of acute gastrointestinal illness (AGI), such as diarrhea or vomiting, throughout the city, reports a three-year study recently published in PLOS One from researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health.
  • Nine out of Ten Transgender Adults Do Not Have Their Self-Identified Name and Gender on All Their Identification Documents  Transgender Adults Holding Gender-Affirming IDs Have Better Mental Health
    March 16, 2020

    Having gender-affirming documents, such as a passport, driver’s license, or birth certificate, may improve mental health among transgender adults, according to findings published today in The Lancet Public Health from researchers at Drexel University.
  • dry MXene Water-Free Way to Make MXenes Could Mean New Uses for the Promising Nanomaterials
    March 13, 2020

    Drexel University researchers have discovered a different way to make the atom-thin material that presents a number of new opportunities for using it. The new discovery removes water from the MXene-making process, which means the materials can be used in applications in which water is a contaminant or hampers performance, such as battery electrodes and next-generation solar cells.
  • bulk MXene Making More MXene — Researchers Unveil a Scalable Production System for the Promising, 2D Nanomaterials
    March 10, 2020

    For more than a decade, two-dimensional nanomaterials, such as graphene, have been touted as the key to making better microchips, batteries, antennas and many other devices. But a significant challenge of using these atom-thin building materials for the technology of the future is ensuring that they can be produced in bulk quantities without losing their quality. For one of the most promising new types of 2D nanomaterials, MXenes, that’s no longer a problem. Researchers at Drexel University and the Materials Research Center in Ukraine have designed a system that can be used to make large quantities of the material while preserving its unique properties.

  • rendering of the garden at 32nd and Market Streets with seating and trucks Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Drexel Partner on New Garden Space
    March 9, 2020

    The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Drexel University are partnering on a new garden space that will open this spring for Drexel students, faculty, alumni and the public. Located at 32nd and Market Streets, The Gateway Garden at Drexel is being brought to life by PHS, and it will serve as a vibrant entrance to Drexel’s campus. The project will transform a once-vacant space into a hub of horticultural excellence and engaging activities year round. The two organizations announced the garden and revealed renderings at an event held March 4 at the Flower Show.