The Way to a Woman’s Heart is Through Her Stomach, Too
Community & Society / Health & Medicine

The Way to a Woman’s Heart is Through Her Stomach, Too

You’ve heard that romance starts in the kitchen and not in the bedroom. Well, researchers at Drexel University finally have the science to support that saying – but not the way you might think. In a new study published online in the journal Appetite, researchers found that women’s brains respond more to romantic cues on … Continue reading

The Science of Why Philadelphia’s Public Housing is Going Smoke Free
Health & Medicine

The Science of Why Philadelphia’s Public Housing is Going Smoke Free

On July 16, 2015, Philadelphia’s public housing agency became the largest in the country to go smoke-free in its communities. It’s a new policy informed by a solid base of scientific evidence—some of which was generated through evaluation research done in partnership between city agencies and the Drexel University School of Public Health. Ann Klassen, … Continue reading

Autism/Autismo: Films Reach Diverse Audiences with Families’ Personal Stories
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Autism/Autismo: Films Reach Diverse Audiences with Families’ Personal Stories

This spring, a set of videos premiered in Philadelphia, documenting the experiences of local African-American families as each dealt with a child’s autism diagnosis. The films, produced by social worker Karen Krivit with a team of Drexel television management students, sought to reach a community that has been historically underserved with autism information and resources. … Continue reading

Hi-Res Cancer Surgery: Materials That Make TV Pictures Pop Also Guide Tumor Removal
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Hi-Res Cancer Surgery: Materials That Make TV Pictures Pop Also Guide Tumor Removal

When cancer surgeons remove tumors from the body, the difference between success and failure is often just a few cells. Any lingering malignancy could lead to a recurrence of the cancer, so it is vital that surgeons excise the entirety of the tumor when at all possible. A special molecular dye, being developed at Drexel … Continue reading

Drexel Snapshot: Annual Golf Classic Raises $242,000 for Medical Scholarships
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Drexel Snapshot: Annual Golf Classic Raises $242,000 for Medical Scholarships

With the temperature in the 90s and a beautiful blue sky above, more than 100 golfers hit the links for the 14th annual Manuel Stamatakis Golf Classic, held by Drexel University College of Medicine, on June 22 at the Philadelphia Cricket Club in Flourtown. This year’s event raised $242,000 for scholarship funds for medical students … Continue reading

Quick Takes: Obamacare and Same-Sex Marriage are Both Public Health Issues
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Quick Takes: Obamacare and Same-Sex Marriage are Both Public Health Issues

The Supreme Court issued its rulings today in the King v. Burwell case, upholding Obamacare’s subsidies and protecting access to affordable health care for millions of low- and middle-income Americans—a major victory in the view of most public health experts. Robert I. Field, JD, PhD, MPH, a professor in Drexel’s School of Public Health and … Continue reading

Building a Digital Library Over a Dial-Up Connection
Health & Medicine / Science & Technology

Building a Digital Library Over a Dial-Up Connection

Slow connections, limited bandwidth, intermittent power and the occasional monsoon are just a few of the obstacles to overcome while you’re trying to build a digital health information repository for clinics in rural Uganda. Right now, health data in Kampala, the nation’s capital and largest city, is kept in massive, 11-by-17-inch books at rural clinics … Continue reading