_Drexel University Research Magazine
Tiny bacteria could soon be chipping in to keep roads from chipping away in the winter.
A new SimCity-style game uses public data to inform residents about the impact that real estate development can have on urban neighborhoods.
A brain-imaging study of jazz guitarists during improvisation sheds light on where creatively resides in the mind.
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.
Want to convince the public about the safety of vaccinations? Consider storytelling.
Gender bias and discrimination against women are still pervasive in female-dominated medical specialties like pediatrics, and common explanations don’t hold water.
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?
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.
“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.
Researchers have proposed a new methodology to shuffle survey data so individuals aren’t identifiable even if datasets accidentally go public.
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 learning how insects use individual directional cues and search movements to find food.
A law professor has helped draft a federal bill that will prevent employers from discriminating against Black employees who wear natural ethnic hair styles.
The complex network of veins that keeps us cool during summer are the inspiration for a novel thermal management system created at Drexel.
A lifetime of discrimination is associated with a greater risk of high blood pressure among African Americans, statistics show.
A study of life expectancy in Latin America highlights the need for policies that improve circumstances for the region's poorest neighborhoods.
Scientists from the Academy of Natural Sciences are continually identifying new species and expanding our knowledge of biodiversity with their discoveries.
The notion that potted plants can improve air quality in homes and offices simply doesn’t hold up outside of the lab.
For American families with children on the autism spectrum, financial challenges often go hand in hand with the diagnosis.
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.
An online platform could help support and educate those taking care of people living with dementia.
Juvenile offenders who seek to earn academic credit for their studies while in detention find the odds stacked against them.
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.
Researchers are showing that cold plasma can eliminate persistent toxins called “forever chemicals” from food and water supplies.
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.
Simply reducing barriers to changing one’s gender state-issued ID could have dramatic mental health benefits for transgender adults.
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.
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.
A new process developed at Drexel can convert tons of coal-fired power plant waste into a customizable and durable construction material.
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.
Surgical teams can reduce patient post-surgery stays by paying attention to surgery complexity and surgeon time in the operating room.
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.
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?
By monitoring subjects completing word puzzles, researchers found that creative insight triggers a neural reward signal.
Just like humans need a good night's rest, computerized neural networks benefit from periods of downtime, too.
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.
Doctors and their patients both benefit from using a range of diagnostic labels to discuss patients’ experiences with autoimmune conditions.
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.
An unusual species of shipworm has a taste for rock that sets it apart from thousands of others.
April showers bring May flowers, but they may also mean more gastrointestinal illness — such as diarrhea or vomiting — for Philadelphia’s inhabitants.