New Dimension


What’s in a Game?


Special Report: Autism Research Update

Exploring the Spectrum

_A Search for the Source

_Craig Newschaffer

While most autism research focuses on diagnosis in early childhood, Drexel and its partners have taken an ambitious, alternative approach.

_Fine Line

_Michael Yudell AND TEAM

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.

_Age Matters

_Brian Lee

Large population samples indicate that autism risk rises with the age of both parents — especially the mother’s.

_Autism Outreach on Wheels


The A.J. Drexel Autism Institute is taking its clinical research work to the streets to extend autism outreach.

_Aging Out

_Paul Shattuck

Paul T. Shattuck’s research is putting numbers to the problem of the “services cliff” that families face when their autistic children reach adulthood.

_By the Numbers

Lindsay Lawer Shea is leading an effort to get a comprehensive count of the size of Pennsylvania's population on the autism spectrum.


Invisible World


Heart Troubles


MXene: A 2D Star is Born


A New Collaboration


Hive Mind


Ripe for Study


The Seed of an Idea


Your Brain on 55,000 Volts


Killing Them Sweetly


Hot Couture


The Legacy of Ruth Patrick


Killer Instinct


Prehistoric Puzzle


Mind Readers


A Cup That Counts

_Who’s Funding the Climate Change Debate?

_Robert Brulle

The first peer-reviewed, comprehensive analysis of the donors funding the climate change countermovement has documented a rise in “dark money.”

_Lake Lab


Imagine a pristine, glacial lake serving as a unique living laboratory for studying water quality and climate change.

_The Itch That Rashes

_Herbert Allen

It's now known what causes the itchy skin condition known as eczema.

_The Wiring of Addiction

_Barry Waterhouse AND TEAM

Investigators in Drexel's College of Medicine are exploring psychostimulant action on cognitive enhancement and the mechanisms of addiction.

_Training Days

_Clyde Goulden

A World Bank project in Mongolia is filling the country’s top ecological ranks with Western-trained climate scientists.

_Calorie Counters


Diners order foods with fewer calories when the menu includes nutritional labels, researchers found.

_No More Paper Trail

_Aleksandra Sarcevic

A centrally accessible display of a patient’s medical information promises to bring order to the chaos of treating severely injured patients.

_Fish n’ Hips

_Ted Daeschler

Newly described pelvic bone fossils from an ancient fish species challenge the existing theory of the evolution of walking in vertebrates.

_Addiction and Stress

_Elisabeth Van Bockstaele

Chronic use of opioid drugs tampers with neuropeptides in the brain, leading to drug addiction.

_Deadliest Catch

_James Spotila

A new Drexel study shows that Costa Rica’s longline fisheries threaten the survival of eastern Pacific sea turtles and other marine life.

_New Public Assistance Approach

_Mariana Chilton

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.

_Getting Teens to Talk

_Guy Diamond

One Drexel professor developed an online questionnaire to get teens to open up with their doctors about risk factors for suicide.

_Harvesting Energy’s Future

_Sabrina Spatari

Researchers are working to turn grasses that grow in areas unfit for farming into a new source of fuel and energy.

_Halting Brain Tumor Invasion

_Christos Katsetos

Researchers studying a therapeutically challenging class of lethal childhood brain tumors are proposing ways to stop their spread.

_Crowdsourced Beetles

_Dan Duran

To collect data about an elusive beetle, one researcher turned to the Internet.

_Solar Energy Breakthrough

_Jonathan Spanier

Researchers have identified a compound that could make solar cells less expensive, easier to manufacture and more efficient.

_A New Twist on Ankles

_Sorin Siegler

Sorin Siegler’s research corrects a flaw in the conventional understanding of ankle morphology and could result in better artificial ankles.

_Building on Human Behavior

_Jared Langevin

“Human factors” — how people individually adapt to office temperatures — play into the design and operation of sustainable architecture.

_CSR in the Workplace

_Daniel Korschun

Do corporate social responsibility programs improve employee performance? Yes, they do.

_Safety for Those Who Save

_Jennifer Taylor

Jennifer Taylor is developing a comprehensive database that can be used to reduce firefighter injuries nationwide.

_Risky Biz

_Anneclaire De Roos

Anneclaire De Roos is studying potential risk factors, including exposure to solvents on the job, for multiple myeloma, an aggressive cancer.

_A Place to Talk Code


Drexel’s new APP Lab is the official headquarters for students interested in creating the next great app.

_Circle of (Dis)trust

_Rachel Greenstadt

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.

_Stomach Bugs

_Jacob Russell

Ants’ stomachs, and the tiny organisms living there, may provide tiny models of what goes on inside our own bodies.

_Ethics of Algorithms

_Kristene Unsworth AND TEAM

Two Drexel researchers are examining how computer scientists’ personal values and cultural influences shape the content of algorithms.

_Should Fed Prevent Bubbles?

_Marco Airaudo

Marco Airaudo makes the case for intervention in the markets.

_Tracking Tiny Twisters

_Walter Bien

GPS tracking and radio transmitters give researchers a peek inside the world of newborn pine snakes.