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Data for Social Action

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Art and Extinction

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Satan’s Bones

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Not Your Ordinary Startup Incubator

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‘Non-Smoking’ Doesn’t Mean Smoke-Free

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The Total Ankle Revolution

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The Flexible Brain

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Burgers, Breads and Spreads

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C’est la Vie_A Public Health Drama in Africa

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Reading Minds on the Fly

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The Masks That Reveal

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What Can Snakes Teach Us About Friction?

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Atlas of Human Anatomy

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Shells, Soot and a Shine

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Glow with the Flow

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The Many Facets of Mxenes

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Ice Quakes

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What Makes Lyme Tick

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The Long Shadow of Childhood

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Pennsylvania’s Goin’ to Pot

_The Right Balance

_Felice Elefant AND TEAM

Researchers were able to reverse symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in insect test subjects by restoring the balance between two epigenetic enzymes that regulate gene expression.

_Solved: The Origin of Neutrinos

_Naoko Kurahashi Neilson

It has been long theorized that neutrinos are emitted by blazars, but no one ever saw one occur in the sky — until now.

_Fire Proof

_Vibha Kalra

A fabric-like material electrode developed at Drexel does not require flammable electrolyte solution — opening the door to safer batteries not at risk for leaks or disastrous meltdowns.


_Sparking Plasma Research

_Alexander Fridman

A new research center at Drexel will work with industry to uncover early-stage applications for plasma technology.

_Work on the Spectrum

_Anne Roux AND TEAM

Very few adults on the autism spectrum who use developmental disability services are employed in paid jobs in the community.

_Gated Athletes

_Karen Weaver

Are exclusive, player-only villages a good thing? According to Drexel research, these coach-supported “athletic villages” have drawbacks for individual players and universities.


_Code 101

_Kelly Joyce

Do computer algorithms perpetuate built-in biases?

_Mom, Take Your Vitamins

_Brian Lee

One more reason mothers should take a multivitamin during pregnancy.

_Ahead of the Game

_Sandra Urdaneta-Hartmann AND TEAM

Two educational mobile games developed by Drexel researchers turn players into microbes, providing new digital tools for teaching medicine.


_Living Math

_Andrew Cohen

Machine learning and advanced algorithms are allowing researchers to look at the inner-workings of live cells in a new light.

_Corrections Clarity

_Jordan Hyatt

The solution to prison recidivism may be to improve communication and consistency in how rules violations are addressed.

_Breathing Free

_Lyandysha Zholudeva AND TEAM

In a pre-clinical study, College of Medicine neuroscientists showed that lab-grown V2a interneurons contribute to a paralyzed body's ability to self-repair and improve respiratory health.


_Challenging Alzheimer’s

_Peter Baas AND TEAM

A new study challenges widely held assumptions about how Alzheimer's works — and with it, that Alzheimer’s drugs in clinical trials will be effective..

_Dirty Gurneys

_Gail Rosen

For the first time, researchers are taking a close look at the bacterial ecosystems in ambulances across the country.

_Brains Vs. Brawn

_Sean O'Donnell

Differences in brains between ant workers with specialized behaviors suggests that the brainpower of social animals evolves to suit their role in their colony.


_#Healing

_Nazanin Andalibi AND TEAM

Drexel researchers observed women who announced pregnancy losses on Facebook to study why and how people use social media to share their traumatic experiences.

_Signed, Dr. Mister

_Julie Silver AND TEAM

Researchers found female physicians were underrepresented as authors in high-impact pediatric journals, despite dominating the field.

_Natural Defenses

_Tatyana Livshultz

A family of plants preyed on by milkweed and clearwing butterflies may have evolved away from a particular class of defensive chemicals after their predators developed a tolerance to them.


_The Value of Reputation

_Daniel Korschun AND TEAM

A country’s rising or falling reputation has direct economic impact.

_Focus on the Familiar

_Daan van Knippenberg

If you want people to embrace change, don’t preach change’s positive impact.

_Can You See Me Now?

_Mitra Taheri

A team of Drexel researchers created a new camera technology that enables microscopes to present a clearer, more complete and detailed look at their featured presentation.


_Family Farming

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A low-cost, indoor farming system being developed at Drexel promises to introduce fresh, self-sustaining produce gardens to residents living in food deserts.

_Physics on the Brain

_Eric Brewe

Physics — an ideal subject to study mental modeling — also engages parts of the brain not traditionally associated with learning science.

_Marijuana Study Blooms

_Stephen Lankenau

Now that California has legalized recreational marijuana use and sales, a researcher is examining how the state’s young adults are being impacted by the new laws.


_Bees in Heat

_Meghan Barrett

The bloodline of one bee species may depend on how well mating strategies withstand the rising temperatures of climate change.

_Scaling up HVAC Power

_Young Cho

The Ion Pinch invented at Drexel helps keep large HVAC systems running leaner and lasting longer by preventing harmful mineral deposition.

_Screening

_Mariana Chilton

A new screening process at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia revealed room for improvement in how family services professionals assist families coping with food insecurity.


_Slow and Steady

_Emily Feig AND TEAM

Shedding consistent pounds each week is linked to long-term weight loss.

_Wax on, Melt Off

_Yaghoob Farnam

Researchers have discovered that adding paraffin oil to concrete can give surfaces the ability to melt ice and snow.

_Kidney Transplant Access

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Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act helped a significant number of minorities get timely access to kidney transplants.


_Geography is Destiny

_Gina Lovasi

Your ZIP code may have a bigger impact than you know on how long and how well you live.

_Sit and Sue

_Lisa Eisenberg AND TEAM

Sitting for long periods has been linked to a number of health negatives; now, a Drexel specialist-authored paper claims employers should be held liable for harms caused to employees.

_Welfare

_Mariana Chilton

Trauma support could drastically help the population who receives welfare to succeed.


_The Pioneers of Poop

_Jacob Russell

You’ve probably heard about fecal transplants, the latest way for humans to get benevolent bacteria into their intestines. But a group of ants may have been the original poop pill pioneers — 46 million years ago. 

_Carbon Cash

_Robert Brulle

An analysis of lobbying data found that the fossil fuels, utilities and transportation sectors far outspent environmental groups and renewable energy corporations on lobbying emissions regulators.

_How To Speak CRISPR

_Bret Asbury

When we can edit genes, how do we communicate the true risk of what happens if we don’t?


_Reconstruction from Ruins

The nearly two-century-old ruins of a home owned by a former slave are being used in a digital history lesson about early Philadelphia society.