Fossil Reveals Fish-to-Land Transition


Shoestring Science, with a Smartphone


How to Build a  Lab in Six Weeks


Land, Talent and Science


Rowhomes Versus Refineries


Ten Experiments  to Save  the Earth


AI’s Niche Value in Retailing


How to Study a Condo Collapse


Battery Science: Charging Forward


Clock Is Ticking for Pennsylvania’s Health


Starving Breast Cancer in the Brain


Designing for, and With, the Community


We’re Not in  ‘Oz’ Anymore


Experiments at the Edge of the Metaverse


Birding with Hasselblad


Digital Forensics that Spot Deepfakes


Taking the City’s Temperature


Putting the  ‘Treat’  into Treatment

_Ever-ready Brainiacs

_Sean O'Donnell

The study of neural plasticity — a property that all animals’ nervous systems share — provides insights into the dynamics between behavior and the environment.

_Opioid Improvements

_Alexis M. Roth AND TEAM

Pandemic-era changes to prescribing guidelines for the lifesaving drug buprenorphine led to improved treatment outcomes for patients with opioid use disorder.

_Forever Contaminated

_Asa Lewis AND TEAM

The microbes that break down waste may explain how "forever chemicals" end up in soil and water.

_Patched Up Hearts

_Amy Throckmorton AND TEAM

Motivated by the delicacy of infant heart surgery, an interdisciplinary team patented an internal patch that makes repeat operations safer and faster. 

_Finding Early Alzheimer’s

_Felix Agbavor AND TEAM

The natural language AI algorithms behind the chatbot program ChatGPT can help doctors spot early Alzheimer’s disease, researchers find.

_City-to-City Vax Disparities

_Usama Bilal

Cities in the West were less likely to exhibit wide socioeconomic disparities in citizens’ access to the COVID-19 vaccine when it first became available.

_Five-Minute Autism Diagnosis

_Diana Robins AND TEAM

Seasoned clinicians can usually spot autism within the first five minutes of meeting a child, a finding that opens the door to fast-tracked interventions.

_This Extra-Curricular is the Bomb

_Andrew DeLuca

A first-year electrical engineering major has assembled a robotics team to construct rovers for precision tasks.

_Power Patch for Wearable Tech

_Yury Gogotsi AND TEAM

Researchers are one step closer to making wearable textile technology a reality with the successful design of a working, flexible, wearable supercapacitor patch.

_Keeping Up with COVID

_Bahrad A. Sokhansanj

Drexel is using machine learning to spot the rise of dangerous COVID variants that may emerge in the future.

_Estrogen and Brain Injury

_Ramesh Raghupathi

Targeting hormones may help alleviate or prevent depression in women and girls with brain injuries.

_Safe Skylines for Birds

_Jason Weckstein

Ornithologists are collaborating with companies to monitor and reduce bird collisions with buildings in the Philadelphia region.

_Hug Tree, Have Granola

_Brandy-Joe Milliron AND TEAM

Add healthy eating to the list of ways that nature is good for us.

_Antique Data Confirms Owl Discovery

_Jason Weckstein AND TEAM

DNA from a 173-year-old museum specimen at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University enabled ornithologists to describe two new species of Brazilian screech owl.

_Modern-day Dousing Rod

_Chuck Haas AND TEAM

A patented device uses sound waves to identify lead in underground water pipes, a boon to aging cities.

_Algo Knits for Smart Fabrics

_David Breen

Researchers are translating the loops and twists of knitting into a digital algorithm — a key step in the process of incorporating new technologies into “smart” textiles.

_Pay Gaps Thrive in Nonprofits

_Curtis Hall

A study confirmed significant pay disparities between male and female leaders in the nonprofit world.

_Efficient Mercury Removal

_Masoud Soroush

A material developed at Drexel can remove even low levels of mercury from contaminated bodies of water.

_Editing Genes to Cure HIV

_Will Dampier AND TEAM

Three Drexel scientists are playing instrumental roles in a nationwide quest to conquer HIV using CRISPR gene-editing technology.

_Fighting Addiction Stigma

_Ben Haslund-Gourley AND TEAM

Students at the College of Medicine are destigmatizing opioid use disorder to improve overdose reversal training and advocate for new treatments.

_Do Sea Turtles Need Shade?

_James Spotila

A technique conservationists use to preserve sea turtle populations could backfire if implemented too broadly.

_The Limits of Limited-Time Sales

_Jillian Hmurovic

Online retailers may not capitalize on a traditional marketing tactic that drove generations of shoppers to stores.

_Pencil It In

_Yanliu Huang

A comparison of paper calendars versus digital calendars showed that old-fashioned, hand-written plans are more likely to produce results.

_An Early Test for Lyme

_Mary Ann Comunale

A prize-winning new test for Lyme disease could help doctors make a speedy diagnosis of the tick-borne disease.

_Beyond Bottom Lines

_Xin Dai

Profitability alone will not win the day in boardrooms.

_Covert Classroom Bullies

_Brian Daly

Research shows that students are adept at perceiving who’s being picked on in school and by whom, but that teachers miss the signs.

_Evolving on the Fly

_Jacob Russell

Short-lived pea aphids are giving Drexel researchers a real-time window into how temperature change influences evolution.

_A Turn Toward Custom Ankle implants

_Brian Garvey AND TEAM

An engineering professor opened the door to durable, custom joint replacements after correcting a long-held misunderstanding of ankle anatomy.

_Trustworthy Arbitration

_Nicole Iannarone

A case study examining investors' grievances with stockbrokers suggests ways to make mandatory arbitration a more transparent and inclusive process.

_Overdose Survival: Risks

_Stephen E. Lankenau AND TEAM

Opioid overdoses can cause a cycle of cognitive damage that makes overdoses likelier to recur.