Body by Design


Alone in the Dark


In the Kid Seat


An Interview With Modernity


The Chemicals They Carry


Digging into Data


Bullet Blocker


Building a Better Boride


Atomic Art


A Cure for Cancer’s Spread?


Museums? There’s an App for That


Joint Resolution


Don’t Waste That Food


Fighting Fire—and Tight Budgets


The Last Mile


Fishing for Fossils in Antarctica


Final Destination


Call Your Senators

_Theory of Evolution

_Joshua Chang Mell

Researchers have made progress in understanding how a common pathogen causes the chronic lung infections in cystic fibrosis patients.

_Gym Vig

_Mark Stehr

Now there's proof you can't even pay people to go workout.

_Aging Secret

_Andres Kriete

A study of sleeping human cells suggests that the body is hardwired to respond to aging with the same pro-survival tactics it uses to fight off infections.

_Just Add Salt

_Yury Gogotsi AND TEAM

In the search for a better recipe to produce thin sheets of metal oxide fit for energy storage, a little salt can go a long way.

_Can Data Have an Agenda?

_Julia Stoyanovich

If we’re not careful in how big data is collected, the samples we use to improve public policy will only reinforce existing problems.

_Common Core

_Ted Daeschler

An excavated Belgian quarry provides some of the earliest evidence of schools of different fish species using a common nursery to raise their young.

_A Budding Idea

_Danielle Banner

In Drexel’s Product Design program, great ideas begin with the end in mind.

_Well Center Opens

_Evan Forman AND TEAM

A new research center aims to untangle Americans’ often problematic relationship with food.

_Young Urban Scientists

_Nancy Songer

A new project has young students in West Philadelphia participating in next-generation science activities to identify plants and animals living in their community and to provide solutions to city planners to increase the urban biodiversity in the city.

_A Factory for Future Fabrics

_Genevieve Dion

A regional manufacturing lab established by Drexel in collaboration with the federally funded Advanced Functional Fabrics of America will work with public-private partners to develop new “textile devices” and foster an American edge in fabric manufacturing.

_Dust Might

_Christopher Li

Materials scientists at Drexel have invented a new approach to make dust-repellant properties of certain surfaces even stronger, opening up exciting possibilities for extending the life of medical devices.

_Sidelines Bias

_Ellen J. Staurowsky

A new study helps illuminate why fewer women are coaching college sport teams than in years past.

_$11M Grant

_Diana Robins

A new grant will allow researchers in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute to explore the connection between early detection of autism spectrum disorder and improved outcomes.

_Healing Sound Waves

_Peter A. Lewin AND TEAM

A battery-powered applicator — as small and light as a watch — is the first portable device to heal chronic wounds with low-frequency ultrasound.

_Making Space for All

_Kareem Edouard AND TEAM

School “makerspaces” have enormous potential to foster learning and engagement, but need to be inclusive of all learners.

_An Unexpected Guest

_John D. Hall AND TEAM

Researchers at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University found a foot-tall, dinosaur-era alga that had never previously been discovered in North America.

_Tiny Catfish

_John Lundberg AND TEAM

An elusive eyeless catfish measuring less than an inch has finally been given a name by researchers from the Academy of Natural Science of Drexel University.

_Material Witnesses

_Yury Gogotsi AND TEAM

Researchers around the world are examining a material invented in Drexel’s labs for clues about its potential use in batteries, wearable technology, mobile devices and so much more.

_What’s in a Name (Brand)?

_Elea McDonnell Feit

The relationship between internet search results and a brand’s success is more complex than common wisdom suggests.

_Seeing Green

_Eliezer Fich

The common perception that CEOs always sacrifice shareholder profits for their own in a merger may be flawed.

_Youth Movement

_Thomas Trojian

Drexel researchers believe youth coaches should teach young athletes better movement techniques that will reduce lower-body injuries.

_Cell Skin

_Hao Cheng

Drexel researchers have discovered a new strategy for squeezing drugs into dense tumors. All it takes is a good disguise.

_Adjudicating Genocide

_Rachel López

A study of the way nations confront the aftermath of genocide reveals new ideas about the best path to peace.

_The Breaking Point

_Michel Barsoum AND TEAM

A new finding expands scientists' understanding of how layered materials handle pressure.

_Unnatural Methane Gas

_Peter DeCarlo

Despite a dip in the number of new wells being drilled in the Marcellus Shale, the amount of methane in the air in rural parts of Pennsylvania is on the rise.

_Double Duty

_Daniel Marenda

The discovery that a particular protein doesn’t just give cells jobs but also sticks around to teach them to perform their new assignments could provide insight into schizophrenia.

_Moss and Hidden Pollution

_Igor Burstyn AND TEAM

A sampling of naturally growing Orthotrichum lyelli moss from Portland, Oregon, exposed previously undetected sources of industrial pollution.

_PCBs in the Womb

_Kristen Lyall

A class of chemical compounds banned more than 40 years ago is still increasing the likelihood of children born with neurodevelopment disorders.

_The Science of Co-op


Drexel is leading a group of higher-educational institutions to study how experiential learning affects educational outcomes.

_Bug Zapper

_Akhil Vaidya

Two new antimalarial drugs increase cholesterol in a malaria parasite’s plasma membrane, making it too stiff to pass through the bloodstream.


_Nazanin Andalibi AND TEAM

Instagram has become a destination for some people making sensitive and stigmatized self-disclosures.

_The Book on Coloring

Adult coloring books can have positive effects on a person’s stress levels, but they’re no substitute for actual art therapy.

_Unequal Force

_James Buehler

In response to a study that gained widespread attention, a Drexel researcher looked closer at population-level data and found that white males are significantly less likely to be killed by police than males of color.

_Baby’s Breath

_Vineet Bhandari

Drexel researchers have successfully triggered a process in which cells engulf their own insides in mice subjects, which could be used to prevent chronic lung disease in premature infants.

_Something’s in the Water

_Sonja Hausmann AND TEAM

Researchers have developed a new way to measure freshwater quality using microscopic algae called diatoms.

_Plant Power

_Shannon Capps

The regulation of emissions from the power sector could have a positive impact on plants, in addition to humans, according to new research.

_Movement Matters

_Ryan Petrie

Drexel researchers are seeking a better understanding of how cancer cells move so their spread can ultimately be slowed.