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Taser Shock Disrupts Brain Function, Has Implications for Police Interrogations

In a randomized control trial, volunteer participants were subjected to Taser shocks and tested for cognitive impairment. Some showed short-term declines in cognitive functioning comparable to dementia, raising serious questions about the ability of...
8-Feb-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

The Future of Medicine Could Be Found in This Tiny Crystal Ball


A Drexel University materials scientist has discovered a way to grow a crystal ball in a lab. Not the kind that soothsayers use to predict the future, but a microscopic version that could be used to encapsulate medication in a way that would allow...
2-Feb-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Have an Apple-Shaped Body? You May Be More Susceptible to Binge Eating


Women with apple-shaped bodies – those who store more of their fat in their trunk and abdominal regions – may be at particular risk for the development of eating episodes during which they experience a sense of “loss of control,” according...
13-Nov-2015 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

As Demand for African Timber Soars, Birds Pay the Ultimate Price


A new study co-authored by scientists at Drexel University, published in the most recent issue of Biological Conservation, reveals the devastating impact of illegal logging on bird communities in the understory layer of Ghana’s Upper Guinea rain...
8-Sep-2015 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Image-Tracking Technology Helps Scientists Observe Nature v. Nurture in Neural Stem Cells

One of the longstanding debates in science, that has, perhaps unsurprisingly, permeated into the field of stem cell research, is the question of nature versus nurture influencing development. Science on stem cells thus far, has suggested that, as...
2-Sep-2015 6:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Engineering Peace: Drexel University Joins PeaceTech Lab in Global Mission to Use Technology for Resolving Conflicts

Drexel University engineering researchers and students are joining an international effort led by PeaceTech Lab, a non-profit entity launched by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), to prepare the next generation of humanitarian engineers....
27-Jul-2015 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Drexel Researchers First to Detect Air Quality Effects of Natural Gas Extraction in PA's Marcellus Shale Region

A team led by environmental engineers from Drexel University are the first independent researchers to take a closer look at the air quality effects of natural gas extraction in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania. The group used a mobile air...
20-May-2015 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Drexel Materials Scientists Putting a New Spin on Computing Memory


As computers continue to shrink—moving from desks and laps to hands and wrists—memory has to become smaller, stable and more energy conscious. A group of researchers from Drexel University’s College of Engineering is trying to do just that...
22-Apr-2015 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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