The same nanocrystals used to produce sharp images in liquid crystal display (LCD) televisions can be engineered to glow red when bonded to cancer cells — giving surgeons a rapid way to verify that they’ve removed all of a tumor.
A bit of residual moisture helped researchers unlock the ultraviolet light-emitting potential of a material they were studying.
For the first time, scientists have a model of the enzyme that is defective in patients with the metabolic disorder PKU — opening the door to new drug discovery.
Bodies release telltale signals when we’re distracted, bored or stressed, and it may be possible to use that information to build adaptive technologies.
Drexel engineers’ recipe for ‘sandwiching’ atomic layers expands the possibilities for making materials that store energy.
A biomedical engineer is investigating how to use the body’s own immune cells to grow blood vessels necessary to wound healing.
A new theory suggests that the dinosaurs’ fate was sealed by not just one, but two separate disasters around 66 million years ago.
Drexel is leading a landmark investigation of a new drug that may prevent the plaque buildup thought to cause Alzheimer’s dementia.
Using a custom-designed 3-D printer, an engineer has devised a way to manufacture the building blocks of life.
Too many Philadelphia youth are disconnected from school and work at a crucial juncture in their lives, a Drexel study found.
Algae scooped from an urban fish pond are the slimy secret ingredients in a bioreactor that Drexel environmental engineers say is more effective at treating wastewater than many processes employed in city treatment facilities today.
A prehistoric fossil is “discovered” in the University’s collections and finally classified with its close relatives, 160 years after being dug out of the ground.
A group of ecologists prove that recovery is possible for lake ecosystems devastated by acid rain — and that clean air regulations do work.
Prenatal exposure to anti-asthma drugs is associated with increased risk for autism.
Old tires could find new life as energy-storing materials thanks to a process developed in part at Drexel.
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University celebrated the 200th anniversary of the geological map that laid the foundation for earth science with a rare public viewing this year.
Research conducted by the Dornsife School of Public Health was an important part of the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s decision to enact a smoke-free policy in all public housing.
A multidisciplinary team is developing ways to battle the obesity epidemic by helping people lose weight and keep it off.
The way to a woman’s heart is through her stomach, a new study shows.
The discovery that the Ebola virus can survive longer in wastewater than was previously known has implications for how governments respond to outbreaks.
Children with Down Syndrome have distinctive differences in the structure of their cerebral cortex that could help to explain the link between Down and Alzheimer’s.
A study of consumer behavior has found that shoppers are more drawn to sales prices when they are displayed in a hard-to-read font.
The anonymity of online forums may be a unique source of support, guidance and healing for survivors of sexual abuse.
Inside her custom-designed lab, Leslie Lamberson smashes, cracks and pushes materials to better understand, and extend, their limits.
Using image-tracking technology, Drexel scientists observe nature vs. nurture in neural stem cells — information that could lead to breakthroughs in regenerative medicine.
A catfish, a diatom and a previously uncatalogued Cambodian plant were among the new species written into the scientific record this year.
Video games aren’t just for recreation; when brought into the classroom they can help students discover their destiny.
A new method has been discovered for growing spherical crystals that could be used for drug delivery.
Drexel researchers found a significant link between elevated air pollution and the occurrence of several chronic health conditions.
There’s a connection between depression in parents and poor academic performance by their children.
Startups should be aware that the more power they assign to their CEO, the more risk the chief could be willing to take on, especially in the beginning.
A large study of college athletes found that contrary to popular belief, jocks are just as likely to have down spells as the general population.
A new process has been discovered that will make it possible to combine micro-scale batteries with a microchip, opening the door to ever-more-compact personal electronics.
Public companies that refuse generous takeover bids face punishing consequences in the stock market.
A virtual “home” for the behavioral health needs of children and young adults on the autism spectrum aims to provide better outcomes at a lower cost.