A study of life expectancy in Latin America highlights the need for policies that improve circumstances for the region's poorest neighborhoods.
Just like humans need a good night's rest, computerized neural networks benefit from periods of downtime, too.
An online platform could help support and educate those taking care of people living with dementia.
Can an app alert save a life? The UnityPhilly app from the Dornsife School of Public Health empowers community members to respond to opioid overdoses in less time than it takes an ambulance to arrive.
Juvenile offenders who seek to earn academic credit for their studies while in detention find the odds stacked against them.
Atmospheric researchers believe hundreds of lives and hundreds of millions of dollars in crops could be saved with a minimal reduction of the key emissions that form ozone.
A lifetime of discrimination is associated with a greater risk of high blood pressure among African Americans, statistics show.
Researchers are showing that cold plasma can eliminate persistent toxins called “forever chemicals” from food and water supplies.
Doctors and their patients both benefit from using a range of diagnostic labels to discuss patients’ experiences with autoimmune conditions.
A new process developed at Drexel can convert tons of coal-fired power plant waste into a customizable and durable construction material.
Researchers traveled to China to study the risk that free-roaming dogs continue to pose to giant pandas even though they are in protected habitats.
Tiny bacteria could soon be chipping in to keep roads from chipping away in the winter.
“Resilience,” a socially conscious city-builder video game set on an alien moon, blends game play with research and realism to bring the global refugee crisis home.
A brain-imaging study of jazz guitarists during improvisation sheds light on where creatively resides in the mind.
Gender bias and discrimination against women are still pervasive in female-dominated medical specialties like pediatrics, and common explanations don’t hold water.
A law professor has helped draft a federal bill that will prevent employers from discriminating against Black employees who wear natural ethnic hair styles.
Researchers have proposed a new methodology to shuffle survey data so individuals aren’t identifiable even if datasets accidentally go public.
By monitoring subjects completing word puzzles, researchers found that creative insight triggers a neural reward signal.
More public and private resources than ever are being directed to protecting and preserving aquatic ecosystems and watersheds — but are they truly having an impact?
A new SimCity-style game uses public data to inform residents about the impact that real estate development can have on urban neighborhoods.
Microbes are busily at work in the human body, both for good and ill. Researchers are using computer algorithms to sift through their genes and better understand their roles.
An unusual species of shipworm has a taste for rock that sets it apart from thousands of others.
Social connections may be even more vital for young adults on the autism spectrum than for others, but are also often even harder to make.
April showers bring May flowers, but they may also mean more gastrointestinal illness — such as diarrhea or vomiting — for Philadelphia’s inhabitants.
As the Rocky Mountain region plans its energy future, one study suggests that shifting power production from fossil fuels to renewable sources could save society at least $1 billion.
Scientists from the Academy of Natural Sciences are continually identifying new species and expanding our knowledge of biodiversity with their discoveries.
As the nation’s political divide continues to widen, companies have stepped away from neutral positions and become increasingly outspoken. What does this mean for marketing?
Surgical teams can reduce patient post-surgery stays by paying attention to surgery complexity and surgeon time in the operating room.
Healthy eating advice for children is just a video call away thanks to the new program from Drexel's Center for Weight, Eating, and Lifestyle Science.
Researchers are taking a closer look at atomic bonds between materials to understand how electrons behave at interfaces, which is critical for the design of future electronic technologies.
The notion that potted plants can improve air quality in homes and offices simply doesn’t hold up outside of the lab.
Researchers are learning how insects use individual directional cues and search movements to find food.
A year after Philadelphia’s tax on sugary beverages, Drexel researchers found the law had minimal to no influence on the average person’s consumption.
Want to convince the public about the safety of vaccinations? Consider storytelling.
Babies with exposure to high amounts of electronic entertainment and less in-person play were found to have a higher risk of autism-like symptoms later in childhood.
Is there a business case for requiring sales team workers to dress and behave similarly? A Drexel and University of British Columbia study proves that uniformity increases customer satisfaction…but not for allgoods.
Simply reducing barriers to changing one’s gender state-issued ID could have dramatic mental health benefits for transgender adults.
Drexel researchers have discovered a way to initiate and pause the self-assembly of crystals from solution — a finding that could one day be attributed to medicine for targeted drug therapies.
For American families with children on the autism spectrum, financial challenges often go hand in hand with the diagnosis.