While most autism research focuses on diagnosis in early childhood, Drexel and its partners have taken an ambitious, alternative approach.
Where is the ethical line between keeping the public informed about new developments in autism science and causing needless anxiety? Researchers are working on guidelines.
Large population samples indicate that autism risk rises with the age of both parents — especially the mother’s.
The A.J. Drexel Autism Institute is taking its clinical research work to the streets to extend autism outreach.
Paul T. Shattuck’s research is putting numbers to the problem of the “services cliff” that families face when their autistic children reach adulthood.
Lindsay Lawer Shea is leading an effort to get a comprehensive count of the size of Pennsylvania's population on the autism spectrum.
Newly described pelvic bone fossils from an ancient fish species challenge the existing theory of the evolution of walking in vertebrates.
The first peer-reviewed, comprehensive analysis of the donors funding the climate change countermovement has documented a rise in “dark money.”
Investigators in Drexel's College of Medicine are exploring psychostimulant action on cognitive enhancement and the mechanisms of addiction.
Researchers have identified a compound that could make solar cells less expensive, easier to manufacture and more efficient.
To collect data about an elusive beetle, one researcher turned to the Internet.
Computer science professor Rachel Greenstadt is using authorship-recognition tools to identify cybercriminals and assess the level of trust present in Web-based hacker forums.
Do corporate social responsibility programs improve employee performance? Yes, they do.
One Drexel professor developed an online questionnaire to get teens to open up with their doctors about risk factors for suicide.
Sorin Siegler’s research corrects a flaw in the conventional understanding of ankle morphology and could result in better artificial ankles.
Researchers are working to turn grasses that grow in areas unfit for farming into a new source of fuel and energy.
Marco Airaudo makes the case for intervention in the markets.
A centrally accessible display of a patient’s medical information promises to bring order to the chaos of treating severely injured patients.
Jennifer Taylor is developing a comprehensive database that can be used to reduce firefighter injuries nationwide.
Chronic use of opioid drugs tampers with neuropeptides in the brain, leading to drug addiction.
Diners order foods with fewer calories when the menu includes nutritional labels, researchers found.
It's now known what causes the itchy skin condition known as eczema.
Drexel’s new APP Lab is the official headquarters for students interested in creating the next great app.
A new Drexel study shows that Costa Rica’s longline fisheries threaten the survival of eastern Pacific sea turtles and other marine life.
A World Bank project in Mongolia is filling the country’s top ecological ranks with Western-trained climate scientists.
“Human factors” — how people individually adapt to office temperatures — play into the design and operation of sustainable architecture.
A new microfinance project has evolved out of a program created five years ago by Drexel’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities to prevent hunger and promote self-sufficiency.
Ants’ stomachs, and the tiny organisms living there, may provide tiny models of what goes on inside our own bodies.
Two Drexel researchers are examining how computer scientists’ personal values and cultural influences shape the content of algorithms.
Imagine a pristine, glacial lake serving as a unique living laboratory for studying water quality and climate change.
Researchers studying a therapeutically challenging class of lethal childhood brain tumors are proposing ways to stop their spread.
Anneclaire De Roos is studying potential risk factors, including exposure to solvents on the job, for multiple myeloma, an aggressive cancer.
GPS tracking and radio transmitters give researchers a peek inside the world of newborn pine snakes.