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NOW THAT TAX DAY HAS PASSED, LET’S PLAN HOW TO BEST USE PUBLIC DOLLARS TO INVEST IN HEALTH 

We’ve passed the annual tax-filing deadline, and households across the country have gathered financial papers documenting tax payments — with the ostensible goal of paying our share so the government can provide for the public good. But as the pandemic continues into its third year, it’s reasonable to wonder how those tax dollars are being used to build healthier, more equitable communities — and how we are to know if those programs are working.

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Autism Acceptance Month: Philadelphia Autism Project, Providing Resources and Community for Autistic Philadelphians and Their Families

For April’s Autism Acceptance Month, Drexel News Blog is highlighting experts and projects from Drexel University’s A.J. Drexel Autism Institute. The Philadelphia Autism Project supports autistic individuals and their families living in Philadelphia through education, connections and innovative projects.

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WHAT EXPLAINS GENDER DISPARITIES IN RECOVERY FROM TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY?

Ramesh Raghupathi, PhD, a professor in Drexel’s College of Medicine, who has studied concussions and other forms of traumatic brain injuries for decades, was recently senior author on a research letter that reveals new insights into why females are more at-risk for depression than males are after a concussion – and offers a new lead in developing treatment regimens to prevent depression that can occur after a traumatic brain injury.  

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COULD AN INJECTION REPAIR CARTILAGE AND PREVENT SURGERY IN OSTEOARTHRITIS PATIENTS?

What if a treatment could prevent tissue damage from becoming a serious osteoarthritis case months, or even decades later? This is the challenge being tackled by researchers at Drexel’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, in conjunction with researchers at Villanova University, University of Delaware and Tulane University, recently published in ACS Nano.