How to Catch a Fish


Getting Real Virtual


Pandemic Problem Solving


Nothing Wasted


Natural History,  Illustrated


Therapy via Screen


An Outpost for Equatorial Guinea


The Ever-Expanding Applications of MXenes


HIV _ The Next Generation


The COVID-19 Response


Safe, Walkable…Healthy


Cancer by Community


Drexel’s Play on  the  Business  of  Research


A Stitch in Time


Quick Studies on Racial Injustice


Liquid Plasma Fuels a Breakthrough


Spotting Invisible Injuries


Do Sanctions Work?

_Social on the Spectrum

_Elizabeth McGhee Hassrick

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.

_Something in the Water?

_Jerald Fagliano AND TEAM

April showers bring May flowers, but they may also mean more gastrointestinal illness — such as diarrhea or vomiting — for Philadelphia’s inhabitants.

_Uniformity Cues

_Chen Wang

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.

_Aha! & Ahhhh Moments

_Yongtaek Oh AND TEAM

By monitoring subjects completing word puzzles, researchers found that creative insight triggers a neural reward signal.

_Screen Time & Autism

_Karen F. Heffler

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.

_The Gender Myth in Medicine

_Nancy Spector

Gender bias and discrimination against women are still pervasive in female-dominated medical specialties like pediatrics, and common explanations don’t hold water.

_School Suspension

_Naomi Goldstein

Juvenile offenders who seek to earn academic credit for their studies while in detention find the odds stacked against them.

_A License to be Trans

_Ayden Scheim

Simply reducing barriers to changing one’s gender state-issued ID could have dramatic mental health benefits for transgender adults.

_Lifespans in Latin America

_Ana V. Diez Roux AND TEAM

A study of life expectancy in Latin America highlights the need for policies that improve circumstances for the region's poorest neighborhoods.

_X-Rays of Atomic Bonds

_Steven May

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.

_Big Data in the Biome

_Gail Rosen

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.

_Li’l Eats

_Evan Forman

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.

_If You Ran the City…

_Frank Lee

A new SimCity-style game uses public data to inform residents about the impact that real estate development can have on urban neighborhoods.

_AI Needs Sleep, Too

_Edward Kim

Just like humans need a good night's rest, computerized neural networks benefit from periods of downtime, too.

_Machines Modeled After Man

_Ahmad R. Najafi

The complex network of veins that keeps us cool during summer are the inspiration for a novel thermal management system created at Drexel.

_An Overdose Alert System

_Stephen E. Lankenau

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.

_Encroaching on the Endangered

_James Spotila

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.

_A Serious Play on the Refugee Crisis

_Amelia Hoover Green

“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.

_Murky Watershed Outcomes

_Stefanie A. Kroll

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?

_Bacterial Prevention

_Christopher Sales AND TEAM

Tiny bacteria could soon be chipping in to keep roads from chipping away in the winter.

_Stop Ozone Before It Starts

_Shannon Capps

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.

_Ashes to Concrete

_Amir Yaghoob Farnam

A new process developed at Drexel can convert tons of coal-fired power plant waste into a customizable and durable construction material.

_Blasted Chemicals

_Christopher Sales

Researchers are showing that cold plasma can eliminate persistent toxins called “forever chemicals” from food and water supplies.

_Green Fees

_Shannon Capps

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.

_Creatures, Great and Small

_Gary Rosenberg AND TEAM

Scientists from the Academy of Natural Sciences are continually identifying new species and expanding our knowledge of biodiversity with their discoveries.

_The Blood Boils

_Ana V. Diez Roux

A lifetime of discrimination is associated with a greater risk of high blood pressure among African Americans, statistics show.

_When Nike Takes the Knee

_Daniel Korschun

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?

_Right Brain v Left Brain

_John Kounios

A brain-imaging study of jazz guitarists during improvisation sheds light on where creatively resides in the mind.

_Orientation, Explained

_Vikas Bhandawat

Researchers are learning how insects use individual directional cues and search movements to find food.

_When Data Gets Loose

_matthew schneider

Researchers have proposed a new methodology to shuffle survey data so individuals aren’t identifiable even if datasets accidentally go public.

_Care for Caregivers

An online platform could help support and educate those taking care of people living with dementia.

_A Rock-Solid Rarity

_Gary Rosenberg

An unusual species of shipworm has a taste for rock that sets it apart from thousands of others.

_Speaking About Symptoms

_Kelly Joyce

Doctors and their patients both benefit from using a range of diagnostic labels to discuss patients’ experiences with autoimmune conditions.

_Purely a Myth

_Michael Waring

The notion that potted plants can improve air quality in homes and offices simply doesn’t hold up outside of the lab.

_Soda Tax, Shmoda Tax

_Amy Auchincloss

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.

_Stopping Symmetry

_Christopher Li

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.

_Surgery Teamwork Matters

_Lauren D’Innocenzo

Surgical teams can reduce patient post-surgery stays by paying attention to surgery complexity and surgeon time in the operating room.

_Autism and Financial Hardship

_Lindsay Shea AND TEAM

For American families with children on the autism spectrum, financial challenges often go hand in hand with the diagnosis.

_Vax Tales on the Internet

_Phillip Massey

Want to convince the public about the safety of vaccinations? Consider storytelling.

_Natural Hair? Don’t Care

_Wendy Greene

A law professor has helped draft a federal bill that will prevent employers from discriminating against Black employees who wear natural ethnic hair styles.