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Drexel Women’s Care Center Improving Female Genital Cutting-Related Health Services for Women and Girls in Philadelphia

With a rapidly growing immigrant population, Philadelphia ranks seventh among major U.S. cities with the highest prevalence — up to 16,500 — of women and girls impacted by female genital cutting (FGC).
21-Oct-2016 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A Breakthrough in Our Understanding of How Things Deform


Every material can bend and break. Through nearly a century’s worth of research, scientists have had a pretty good understanding of how and why. But, according to new findings from Drexel University materials science and engineering researchers,...
21-Sep-2016 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: African-American Organ Transplant Recipients at Risk for Skin Cancer

Nonwhite transplant recipients, who are at lower risk for developing skin cancer than their white counterparts, should still receive routine, total-body skin examinations, according to new patient data.
19-Sep-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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