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Past Year


  • Baby with mother Infant Mortality in the U.S. Remains High; A New Drexel Study Shares How to Best Spend Money to Save Lives
    October 19, 2020

    Increasing state and local funding for environmental, educational and social services may lower infant mortality among those at highest risk, particularly among infants born to teenage mothers, according to findings published this week in the journal Pediatrics from researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health.

  • The word medicaid written on a puzzle piece being placed in the larger puzzle Drexel Study: Medicaid and Adults on the Autism Spectrum
    October 15, 2020

    Using administrative data from the Medicaid Analytic eXtract (MAX), researchers from Drexel University’s A.J. Drexel Autism Institute found a substantial increase in the percent of adults receiving services for autism in the Medicaid population from 2008-2012.

  • (s)heroes art exhibit Drexel's Pearlstein Gallery Commissions Three Murals Depicting Indigenous Female Leaders
    October 14, 2020

    In advance of Native American Heritage Month, Drexel University will present (S)Heroes Among Us, a public art event that will be streamed on the Twitch channel of Drexel’s Pearlstein Gallery on Friday, Oct.18, 2020 at 1 p.m.  Three Philadelphia-area artists, Priscilla Bell, BUSTA and Leon Rainbow, will paint murals to the sounds of a deejay informed by native music at 3401 Filbert Street in the yard of the gallery.

     
  • PES site Visioning the Future of the PES Refinery Complex
    October 7, 2020

    “Visioning the Future of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery Complex,” is a report about  the potential long-term future of the former 1,400-acre Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) oil refinery site on the Lower Schuylkill. The report was designed to spark a conversation about how to ensure the long-term development of the site allows connectivity to the rest of the city and yields equitable economic and environmental benefits to the city and its residents. The report was created through a community visioning process funded by a grant from the William Penn Foundation.   

  • Silhouette of a person with headphones on in front a monitor playing a video game. Drexel’s LeBow College of Business Introduces Esport Business Degree
    October 1, 2020

    Identifying the growing trend in the industry, Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business is offering a new esport major within the already successful Sport Business program. The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with an Esport Business major is designed for students who plan to pursue careers in the competitive video gaming industry.
  • spray ground Hunting Park neighborhood Beating the Heat - Safely and Sustainably - During the Pandemic
    September 25, 2020

    When public pools and many cooling centers closed this summer due to COVID-19, Drexel University researchers teamed up with the William Penn foundation and members of the Hunting Park community to come up with strategies to safely and sustainably beat the heat. 
  • Chronic Kidney Disease by neighborhood in Philadelphia Your Neighborhood May Raise Your Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease
    September 23, 2020

    A neighborhood’s overall socioeconomic status, including income and education-level, may influence its residents’ risk of chronic kidney disease, according to a study recently published in SSM Population Health by researchers from Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health.

  • Revival! an audio-visual meditation Drexel Hosts Revival! a Virtual Celebration for Collective Joy and Resilience
    September 17, 2020

    Part dance party, part live video art performance, Revival! an audio-visual meditation event will be streamed on the Twitch channel of Drexel University’s Pearlstein Gallery on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 3 p.m. The event will stream for free and is presented in tandem with the gallery’s partners, the Westphal College Diversity Equity & Inclusion Council, Art & Art History Department, Urban Strategy Graduate Program, Retail & Merchandising Graduate Program and BlackStar Film Festival.
  • DNA break Drexel Medicine Researchers Develop New Technology to Target DNA Damage Repair in Cancer Patients
    September 10, 2020

    A team of Drexel University College of Medicine researchers is advancing a way to destroy cancer cells exploiting "synthetic lethality," which is caused by deficiency in the DNA damage response (DDR) pathway. Synthetic lethality occurs when deficiencies in each of any two genes can be tolerated by the cell but the combination of these two deficiencies is lethal.

  • Cancer awareness ribbons Is Philadelphia Advancing in the War Against Cancer?
    September 9, 2020

    As recent racial justice protests and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic illuminate the role that structural racism and socioeconomic factors play in the health of Americans, significant disparities may be found in cancer rates and outcomes, according to “State of Cancer in Philadelphia,” a report issued this week from Drexel University’s Urban Health Collaborative, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, and Fox Chase Cancer Center, sponsored by Lazarex Cancer Foundation. 
  • B PHL Drexel Joins Virtual B. PHL Citywide Innovation Festival
    September 4, 2020

    With a new virtual format and a focus on supporting COVID-19 recovery efforts in the Philadelphia region, the 2020 B. PHL festival — a celebration of the city’s creative spirit — will bring together innovators for three days of talks, workshops, meet-ups and curated experiences from the city and around the world. Admission to this year’s festival is free, with the option to make a donation to the PHL COVID-19 fund. Drexel University leadership, faculty and professional staff members, including President John Fry, will participate in several events during the festival, which will be held from Sept. 15-17.
  • A watermelon cut in half. Less Waste, More Nutrition: Drexel’s Food Lab and Terrain Cafe Partner for Weekly Sustainable Menus
    September 3, 2020

    As demand for more sustainable food practices increases, Drexel Food Lab, the culinary innovation lab within Drexel University's College of Nursing and Health Professions, and Terrain Cafe have partnered to meet the challenge. Together, the Drexel Food Lab and Terrain Cafe will focus on up-cycling foods and creating sustainable menus through Terrain Cafe’s “Chef’s Fresh Picks,” a weekly specials menu that runs Friday through Saturday evenings.
  • Civil Dialog mockup Drexel Professor Wants to Help Us All Have a Big Talk
    August 7, 2020

    There’s a lot to talk about right now and social distancing hasn’t made it easy to get it all out. Drexel University Professor Frank Lee, PhD, who is known for visually appealing and nostalgic architectural art installations, is hoping to provide a forum for conversation with some assistance from a seven-story building in Philadelphia.

  • Three teenage boys playing video games in a bedroom Drexel Study: Measuring Social Networks of Young Adults with Autism
    August 17, 2020

    A new study from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University has laid the groundwork to show how interpersonal relationships, and the resources they provide, could impact autistic youth's adult outcomes.
  • Giant Panda Free-Roaming Dogs Prevent Giant Pandas from Thriving in the Wild
    August 17, 2020

    Before China declared giant pandas a protected species in 1962 – hunters in pursuit of the black and white bear used dogs to track them. Since then measures have been put in place to protect the vulnerable pandas, but more than half a century later, dogs are still jeopardizing their safety, according to a group of researchers that included Drexel’s James Spotila, PhD.

  • Unity Philly app used in reversing overdoses Can Community Members Deliver Naloxone to Reverse Opioid Overdoses — And Do It Faster Than EMS?
    August 5, 2020

    Equipped with naloxone and a smartphone app, community members can save lives in the fight against America’s opioid crisis, according to a paper from researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health and colleagues published this week in The Lancet journal EClinicalMedicine.
  • MXene layers Drexel to Host Nation's First International Conference on MXene Research
    July 30, 2020

    Drexel University will host more than 2,000 researchers from around the world for a virtual conference, Aug. 3-7, to share their work and learn about the latest discoveries related to MXene, an extraordinarily versatile family of two-dimensional materials first discovered and studied at Drexel in 2011. Held on the ninth anniversary of their discovery, the MXene Conference 2020 is the fourth international gathering focused exclusively on these materials and the first to be held in the United States.
  • MXene titanium carobonitride Drexel and KIST Researchers Discover a New MXene Material's Extraordinary Ability to Block Electromagnetic Interference
    July 24, 2020

    As we welcome wireless technology into more areas of life, the additional electronic bustle is making for an electromagnetically noisy neighborhood. In hopes of limiting the extra traffic, researchers at Drexel University have been testing two-dimensional materials known for their interference-blocking abilities. Their latest discovery, reported in the journal Science, is of the exceptional shielding ability of a new two-dimensional material that can absorb electromagnetic interference rather than just deflecting back into the fray.

  • Provost Paul Jensen standing in the Great Court of the Main Building Paul E. Jensen, PhD, Named Nina Henderson Provost at Drexel
    July 21, 2020

    Following a national search, Paul E. Jensen, PhD, has been named Executive Vice President and Nina Henderson Provost at Drexel University.
  • Nurse take patient's blood pressure Lifelong Discrimination Associated with Greater Risk of High Blood Pressure in African Americans
    July 17, 2020

    Experiences of discrimination over a lifetime is associated with high blood pressure in African American adults, according to findings published this month in the journal Hypertension from researchers at the Urban Health Collaborative at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health.
  • athletics logo Drexel Announces Changes to Fall Intercollegiate Athletics
    July 17, 2020

    Drexel University has announced that its varsity athletics teams will not be competing in intercollegiate athletics this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes teams that would be competing in both championship and non-championship seasons.

  • CAA podium President John Fry Elected Chair of Colonial Athletic Association Board of Directors
    July 10, 2020

    Drexel University President John Fry has been elected as chair of the Colonial Athletic Association Board of Directors for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years. The Board of Directors is composed of the presidents and chancellors of the CAA’s member institutions.
  • Pandemic in PA's Prisons New Report: Pandemic in PA’s Prisons Warns of a Looming Public Health Crisis
    July 2, 2020

    The spread of the virus in Pennsylvania’s correctional facilities is particularly likely and dangerous due to a confluence of systemic factors, which are documented in a recently released report, from legal scholars in the Andy and Gwen Stern Community Lawyering Clinic at Drexel University and the Amistad Law Project, titled Pandemic in PA’s Prisons.
  • kids on computer ExCITe Center to Help Community Members Navigate Technology Access Challenges of Working and Learning From Home as Part of City's Digital Literacy Initiative
    June 24, 2020

    Drexel University’s Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center will join a network of organizations across the city to help ensure all Philadelphians have access to the devices and internet connections they need to learn and work remotely amid the coronavirus pandemic. With support from a Philadelphia Digital Literacy Alliance initiative, Drexel will be one of three partners to provide support on accessing low cost Internet options, connecting wireless devices, and providing computers to ensure access to internet service for community members in need.
  • SIM-PHL game display Entrepreneurial Game Studio to Launch SIM-PHL, an Urban Planning Simulator Game Powered by Philadelphia's Open Data
    June 10, 2020

    In hopes of helping more people understand the political, economic and sociological forces that shape urban communities, game designers from Drexel University are turning Philadelphia’s open data into a SimCity-style urban planning game. With support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Open Data initiative, Drexel’s game, called Simulated Interactive Management of the City of Philadelphia (SIM-PHL), will be set in the city’s Mantua neighborhood, an area that is part of a national initiative to support and restore marginalized communities.
  • Peer support model of the Building Wealth and Health Network ‘Building Wealth and Health Network’ Reduces Food Insecurity Without Providing Food
    June 10, 2020

    As the coronavirus pandemic forces so many to reckon with growing food insecurity and increased health challenges, the Building Wealth and Health Network program of Drexel University’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities is reducing food insecurity and improving mental health – without distributing any food or medicine.
  • Image of text reading "National Autism Indicators Report: Children on the autism spectrum and family financial hardship" May 2020 National Autism Indicators Report: The Connection Between Autism and Financial Hardship
    June 9, 2020

    A new report from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University highlighted the financial challenges facing households of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the United States. According to the report, households of children with ASD experience higher levels of poverty, material hardship and medical expenses than households of children with other special health care needs.
  • Heart painted with the transgender flag colors (pink, blue and white). The More You Know: How Better Understanding of Transgender and Nonbinary Biology Benefits Those Patients
    May 22, 2020

    In a recently published scholarly review of research gaps related to treatment of individuals who identify as gender nonbinary, Deborah Clegg, PhD, associate dean of research in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, found that enhancing the scientific understanding of biological origins of gender identity may reduce stigma and barriers to care for transgender and nonbinary individuals.
  • Rendering of new building for the Drexel College of Medicine at Tower Health Tower Health and Drexel Celebrate ‘Topping Off’ at New Facility for College of Medicine
    May 19, 2020

    Tower Health and Drexel University celebrated an official “Topping Off” ceremony for the development of an additional site location of Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health, to be opened in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.

  • sign on a retail store that says its closed due to COVID-19 Real-Time Data Show COVID-19 Led to 60% Decline in Leisure, Hospitality and Retail Employment
    May 5, 2020

    There is no doubt that the COVID-19 crisis is affecting the U.S. economy and labor markets in an unprecedented way. The leisure, hospitality and retail industries have been hit the hardest by shutdown orders nationwide but new research that uses data from Homebase, a time-tracking software, to provide real-time employment estimates shows that the report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, expected later this week, may not capture the full extent of the contraction.

  • bottle brush crystalsome Pausing Nature's Crystal Symmetry to Advance Targeted Medicine Delivery
    May 1, 2020

    From snowflakes to quartz, nature’s crystalline structures form with a reliable, systemic symmetry. Researchers at Drexel University, who study the formation of crystalline materials, have shown that it’s now possible to control how crystals grow – including interrupting the symmetrical growth of flat crystals and inducing them to form hollow crystal spheres. The discovery is part of a broader design effort focused on the encapsulation of medicine for targeted drug treatments.

  • cold plasma air filter Created for Anthrax Attacks, Cold Plasma Air Filter Is Now Being Prepped to Face COVID-19
    April 23, 2020

    Researchers at Drexel University’s C. & J. Nyheim Plasma Institute are modifying an air sterilization system they created to combat the threat of anthrax attacks post-9-11 in hopes it can now help to ward off COVID-19.

  • Parent child play time Screen Time for Babies Linked to Higher Risk of Autism-Like Symptoms Later in Childhood
    April 20, 2020

    Sitting a baby in front of a tablet or television, as well as less parent-child play time, are associated with developing greater autism spectrum disorder (ASD)-like symptoms later in childhood. These findings, from the first prospective study on the subject, are published today in JAMA Pediatrics from researchers at Drexel University’s College of Medicine and Dornsife School of Public Health.
  • blue rendering of a lock with data surrounding it Beyond Encryption: Protecting Consumer Privacy While Keeping Survey Results Accurate
    April 17, 2020

    In a recent paper published in the Journal of Marketing Analytics, LeBow College of Businessan assistant professor of Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems at Drexel University’s Matthew Schneider, PhD, and Dawn Iacobucci, PhD, of Vanderbilt University, proposed a new methodology that permanently alters survey datasets to protect consumers’ privacy —when data is shared— while still preserving a level of reasonable accuracy for these datasets.

  • mutation trail of SARS-CoV-2 Genetic Tracing 'Barcode' Is Rapidly Revealing COVID-19's Journey and Evolution
    April 16, 2020

    Drexel University researchers have reported a method to quickly identify and label mutated versions of the virus that causes COVID-19. Their preliminary analysis, using information from a global database of genetic information gleaned from coronavirus testing, suggests that there are at least six to 10 slightly different versions of the virus infecting people in America, some of which are either the same as, or have subsequently evolved from, strains directly from Asia, while others are the same as those found in Europe.
  • Research looking at monitor, running an EEG test session. Aha! + Aaaah: Creative Insight Triggers a Neural Reward Signal
    April 9, 2020

    A new neuroimaging study out of Drexel University's Creativity Research Lab points to an answer of what may have driven the evolutionary development of creativity.

  • 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.

  • soft drinks One Year Into ‘Soda Tax,’ Drexel Researchers Find Law Did Not Affect Consumption of Sweetened Beverages
    February 26, 2020

    One year into Philadelphia’s 1.5-cents-per-ounce “soda tax,” new findings show that the law had minimal to no influence on what Philadelphians are drinking. The results were published this month in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health from researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health.
  • Older man and women holding hands and wearing backpacks. Drexel Named Philadelphia’s First Age-Friendly University
    February 26, 2020

    Drexel University joins the worldwide network of Age Friendly Universities focused on creating diverse, inclusive campuses for all ages.
  • Person in a Philly Chef Conference t-shirt holding a tray of food Drexel’s Philly Chef Conference Continues to Draw Big Names and Even Bigger Ideas
    February 20, 2020

    The Philly Chef Conference assembles regional and national food and hospitality experts – top chefs, food producers and personalities – to showcase the latest food and beverage trends and techniques through educational lectures, panel discussions and demonstrations, linking established food and hospitality professionals with aspiring students and young industry professionals.
  • gliding arc plasma Blasting 'Forever' Chemicals Out of Water with a Vortex of Cold Plasma
    February 11, 2020

    Researchers from Drexel University have found a way to destroy stubbornly resilient toxic compounds, ominously dubbed “forever chemicals,” that have contaminated the drinking water of millions across the United States.

  • Group of women exercising outdoors Drexel Study: Physical Activity is Good for Your Appetite, Too
    February 3, 2020

    Researchers from the Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science (WELL Center) in the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University found exercise to be a protective factor in a study where participants in a weight loss program, who were following a reduced-calorie diet, engaged in exercise in their real-world environments.
  • Research and development in science and technology Drexel University Collaborates with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on New Academic Alliance
    January 30, 2020

    Drexel University has entered into a new alliance to expand its academic and research partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). 

  • As One, 2015, inkjet print; courtesy of the Brendan Fernandes and Monique Meloche Gallery Internationally Acclaimed Artist Brendan Fernandes Brings Solo Exhibition to Drexel
    January 15, 2020

    A solo exhibition by internationally acclaimed, multidisciplinary artist, Brendan Fernandes will open at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, of Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design on Tuesday, Jan. 14. The exhibition, entitled Brendan Fernandes: We Want a We – will showcase a diverse blend of performative, sculptural and photographic works from the past five years, and marks the first retrospective of this important artists work in Philadelphia.

  • smog Suffocating Ozone - Policies That Stem Emission of Precursor Chemicals Save Lives and Crops
    January 8, 2020

    An international team of environmental and atmospheric scientists have pinpointed the chemical emissions that contribute the most to the harmful air quality conditions that are choking more and more cities and causing health problems and reducing agricultural production across the United States. The findings suggest that targeted policies could be more effective in limiting the formation of ground-level ozone, like smog, which contributes to tens of thousands of respiratory related deaths and nearly a billion dollars of crop loss each year.
  • atomic bonds Taking an X-Ray of an Atomic Bond
    December 17, 2019

    A group of researchers led by Drexel University has demonstrated a method that allows scientists to experimentally measure how the chemical bonds of materials are altered when two different materials are linked together. This method provides an atomic layer-by-layer look at the materials’ electron configuration, which is the source of traits like conductivity and magnetism.

  • children's building blocks with Drexel, Tower Health and St. Christopher's logos Drexel and Tower Health Finalize Acquisition of St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
    December 15, 2019

    Tower Health and Drexel University have completed the acquisition of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children from St. Christopher's Healthcare, LLC, a subsidiary of American Academic Health System. The acquisition was finalized on Dec. 13 with an effective date of Dec. 15.

  • microbes Teams of Microbes Are at Work in Our Bodies. Drexel Researchers Have Figured Out What They're up to.
    December 11, 2019

    An algorithm akin to the annoyingly helpful one that attempts to auto-complete text messages and emails is now being harnessed for a better cause. A group of Drexel University researchers are using its pattern-recognition ability to identify microbial communities in the body by sifting through volumes of genetic code. Their method could speed the development of medical treatments for microbiota-linked ailments like Crohn’s disease.

  • Members and partners in the SLAMS/Powel facility initiative break ground Drexel and School District of Philadelphia Break Ground on Facility for K-8 Public Schools in West Philadelphia
    December 9, 2019

    Drexel University and The School District of Philadelphia held a ceremonial groundbreaking today for a building that will house two public schools in West Philadelphia. The School District of Philadelphia will lease the building from Drexel and the facility will house both the Samuel Powel Elementary School, currently at 36th Street and Powelton Avenue, and the Science Leadership Academy Middle School, which opened in 2016 at Drexel's Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships and recently moved into a space at 3600 Market Street.

  •  Anthony J. Drexel Biddle, Jr. in the Palacio Reale, Madrid Spain, after the ceremony of presenting his credentials to Generalissimo Franco, January 1961. Citizen, Soldier, Diplomat: An Exhibition on the Life and Career of Anthony J. Drexel Biddle, Jr.
    December 2, 2019

    The great grandson of Drexel University’s founder Anthony J. Drexel was a citizen, solider and a diplomat – he was a man of many ambitions like his great grandfather. A man of the people, defender of freedom and a scholar of worldly interests, Anthony J. Drexel Biddle, Jr. lived a celebrated life worth chronicling.

  • Hand treated with rapymycin alongside placebo untreated hand Rapamycin May Slow Skin Aging, Drexel Study Reports
    November 25, 2019

    The search for youthfulness typically turns to lotions, supplements, serums and diets, but there may soon be a new option joining the fray. Rapamycin, a FDA-approved drug normally used to prevent organ rejection after transplant surgery, may also slow aging in human skin, according to a study from Drexel University College of Medicine researchers published in Geroscience.

  • solar wind power Big Plans to Save the Planet Depend on Nanoscopic Materials Improving Energy Storage
    November 21, 2019

    In the latest edition of Science, an international team of researchers, led by Drexel University professors Yury Gogotsi, PhD, and Ekaterina Pomerantseva, PhD, present a comprehensive analysis of two decades of energy storage research involving nanomaterials. The authors lay out a roadmap for how this technology can enable the world’s urgent shift toward better energy storage devices and sustainability.
  • Former Eagles player and magician Jon Dorenbos with a deck of cards Former Eagle, Magician Jon Dorenbos Honored with Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship’s Inaugural Resilience Award
    November 20, 2019

    Drexel University’s Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship and the Arthur J. and Sandra K. Mattia Foundation will be honoring former Philadelphia Eagles player and magician Jon Dorenbos with the inaugural “Charles D. Close School Resilience Award” in recognition of his innovative thinking and perseverance.

  • Can better messaging on instagram improve vaccination rates? Trying to Help Parents Decide to Vaccinate Kids Against HPV? Consider Storytelling.
    November 19, 2019

    Health campaigns on social media aimed at increasing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination may see greater success, according to Drexel University researchers, if they inject a narrative into information-based posts.

  • Vaccine legislation increase where outbreaks occured Disease Outbreaks Are Increasing. A Drexel Study Shows that Legislators are Taking Action
    November 18, 2019

    Vaccine-preventable disease (VPD) outbreaks are increasing in frequency in the United States, but this trend is also met with an uptick in legislation aimed at increasing childhood vaccination in places where those epidemics occurred, according to findings published today in JAMA Pediatrics from researchers at the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University.
  • Police officer A.J. Drexel Autism Institute Awarded Grant to Improve Interactions Between Individuals with Autism and Criminal Justice System
    November 14, 2019

    The International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) has awarded a competitive grant to local leaders from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute and the Philadelphia Police Department, who are working to improve interactions between autistic individuals and the justice system, and fund international meeting in Philadelphia 2020. 
  • liquid plasma spark From a Cloud of Cold and a Spark, Drexel Researchers Create and Stabilize Pure Polymeric Nitrogen for the First Time
    November 14, 2019

    Researchers at Drexel University’s C&J Nyheim Plasma Institute have reported the production of the first pure polymeric nitrogen compound at near-ambient conditions. The substance, which has existed only in theory for the last three decades, is predicted to be able to produce massive amounts of clean energy with atmospheric nitrogen as its only byproduct.

  • Virtual reality 3D drawing of a flower Is Virtual Reality the Next Big Thing in Art Therapy?
    November 12, 2019

    Researchers from Drexel University's College of Nursing and Health Professions in the Creative Arts Therapies Department conducted a study to see if creative arts therapies is the next frontier for virtual reality in health care.
  • optical transceiver Drexel's MXene Materials Help Photodetectors See the Light
    November 12, 2019

    Using a special type of two-dimensional material, researchers at Drexel University have developed a new way to make light sensors that improves their sensitivity and could allow manufacturers to keep up with the growing demand for their use in devices ranging from television remotes to fiber optic receivers in data centers, and light detecting and ranging systems (LiDAR) in autonomous vehicles.

  • Obstacles remain for many women in pediatrics Long Considered a More Inclusive Field for Women, Wide-ranging Disparities Remain in Pediatrics
    November 11, 2019

    Three commonly argued justifications for the persistent discrimination and gender bias that prevent women from rising to leadership positions in the field of pediatric medicine have been debunked by a Drexel University College of Medicine researcher and colleagues in a special article published in the November 2019 issue of the journal Pediatrics. The article goes a step further, arguing that gender equity can be fostered by employing the same basic scientific principles used in solving other problems in medicine.

  • office plants Study: Actually, Potted Plants Don't Improve Air Quality
    November 6, 2019

    A closer look at decades of research suggesting that potted plants can improve the air in homes and offices reveals the findings don’t hold up outside of the lab.
  • microvascular material Mimicking the Body's Circulatory Air Conditioning Could Keep Airplanes, Cars and Computers Cooler
    October 31, 2019

    The complex network of veins that keeps us cool during the heat of summer has inspired engineers to create novel thermal management systems. But replicating the circulatory system, in form or function, has been no easy task. Recently, a team of researchers from Drexel University and North Carolina State University created a computer program that could be key to mimicking the body’s evolution-optimized cooling system in functional materials.

  • Bailey Greenberg Drexel Basketball Opens the Season Eying New Heights
    October 30, 2019

    The Drexel men’s and women’s basketball teams tip off the 2019-20 home basketball season the weekend of Nov. 8-10 at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. The men will play at home on Friday and Sunday, while the women have a home game on Saturday.

  • lightweight aggregates Ashes to Concrete
    October 28, 2019

    Drexel University researchers have developed a process for turning the solid waste products of coal power plants into a useful ingredient that could improve properties of concrete.