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Weight Loss Technologies Train the Brain to Resist Temptation

Can a computer game train your brain to resist sweets? Researchers at Drexel University are launching two studies to find out.
14-Jul-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How Do You Kill a Malaria Parasite? Clog It with Cholesterol


Drexel scientists have discovered an unusual mechanism for how two antimalarial drugs kill Plasmodium parasites. Amidst growing concerns about drug resistance, these findings could help to develop more effective drugs against the disease.
24-May-2016 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Bisexual and Questioning Young Women More Susceptible to Depression, Drexel Study Finds

A study exploring the prevalence of mental health symptoms in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning (LGBQ) community, found that the oft-overlooked questioning and bisexual youth face their own significant challenges, particularly when it comes...
6-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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