Drexel Researchers Call for an Innovation and Investment Approach to Autism Population Needs
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Drexel Researchers Call for an Innovation and Investment Approach to Autism Population Needs

A new study published this week in the journal JAMA Pediatrics put a price tag on the services for individuals with autism across their lifespan: from $1.4 million for those without intellectual disability to $2.4 million for those with both autism and intellectual disability. Those numbers are staggeringly large. But Drexel researchers Paul Shattuck, PhD … Continue reading

How Can You Make Science News Better? Ask a Historian or Sociologist of Science.
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How Can You Make Science News Better? Ask a Historian or Sociologist of Science.

Red wine is bad for you again. Pesticides are killing the bees. Wait a few days, and the bees are doing better than we thought. If you weren’t paying attention to the news a few weeks back, you might have missed all that. If you were paying attention, you’re probably confused. The nuanced reality of … Continue reading

Found in Translation – Taking Science to Society
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Found in Translation – Taking Science to Society

Ever wonder how universities help to create the cutting-edge medical devices and technologies you might see in the hospital or your doctor’s offices? This week Drexel offers an inside look at the process of taking scientific research from the lab to the world. Biomedical Engineering Week, from May 19-22, is the University’s inaugural celebration of … Continue reading

Autism Experts at Drexel Are Available to Comment for Autism Awareness Month
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Autism Experts at Drexel Are Available to Comment for Autism Awareness Month

Experts at Drexel University are available to comment for news stories about autism for Autism Awareness Month in April and throughout the year. The University’s A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, focused on a public health science approach to autism, continues to grow and add expertise in critical areas including life course outcomes and employment for adults … Continue reading

How a Web-Based Questionnaire Can Help Prevent Teen Suicide
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How a Web-Based Questionnaire Can Help Prevent Teen Suicide

Getting teenagers to talk about what’s bothering them isn’t always easy. But with new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommending depression screening for adolescents (ages 11-21) during their annual physical, getting teens talking at the doctor’s office is a must. Drexel’s Guy Diamond, PhD, is ahead of the curve in developing and disseminating … Continue reading

Drexel Experts Available to Comment on the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
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Drexel Experts Available to Comment on the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

With the opening of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, approaching on Feb. 7, Drexel University experts are available to assist the news media with its coverage of the following topics: Homeland Security, Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: Scott White, PhD, is a professor of homeland security and security management in Drexel’s College of Computing … Continue reading

Participation in Ending Poverty – from Those Who’ve Lived It
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Participation in Ending Poverty – from Those Who’ve Lived It

“No social movement has ever succeeded without the people involved being part of it,” Joel Berg, executive director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger commented to the Philadelphia Inquirer this week. He was talking about the significance of Witnesses to Hunger, a program at the Drexel University School of Public Health that celebrated … Continue reading

2,000 Calories Per Day are All You Need: A Closer Look at Restaurant Menu Labeling Research
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2,000 Calories Per Day are All You Need: A Closer Look at Restaurant Menu Labeling Research

Are you reading the fine print? Skipping it could be a bad idea for your health, especially in Philadelphia and other areas where that fine print contains important information: The city’s chain restaurants are required to post information about calories, fat and other nutrients on their menus. A new study published by a team led … Continue reading

Health Care Reform: Can it Work From a Business Perspective?
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Health Care Reform: Can it Work From a Business Perspective?

  The Affordable Care Act, more widely known as Obamacare, has sparked heated debates across the country and was the focal point of the first government shutdown in almost two decades. Drexel professor Dr. Michael Howley, an associate clinical professor of marketing at Drexel’s LeBow College of Business, recently shared his thoughts about health care … Continue reading