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.
Drexel Researchers Develop and Employ Cell-Based Approach to Studying Mechanisms of Gulf War Illness
Thirty years ago, George H.W. Bush was the U.S. President, and the United States was in a two-month war: Operation Desert Storm. A total of 154 U.S. service members died and approximately 250,000 returned home suffering from a host of chronic symptoms, ranging from memory deficits, mood disorders, gastrointestinal problems, to headaches and sleep disorders. These health problems, caused by exposure during battle to chemicals such as pesticides, nerve agents and certain prophylactic drugs, continue to plague these veterans — a diagnosis known as Gulf War Illness.
Q+A: Could Information Literacy Lessons Fix Our ‘Information Disorder’ Crisis?
People have been getting it wrong or flat-out lying since they were old enough to play “whisper down the lane” or “telephone” at recess. Now that the story is being passed tweet by retweet and […]
A ‘Vicious Cycle’ of Nonfatal Overdoses Causes ‘Alzheimer’s-like’ symptoms, Drexel Team Suggests
Deaths skyrocketing from the nation’s opioid crisis overshadows another growing nightmare for communities and families across the United States: the long-term health effects of nonfatal opioid overdoses. In a new review paper in International Journal […]
Q+A: Could Baseball Be Headed for Its First Labor Stoppage Since the Season-Ending Strike of 1994?
Joel Maxcy, PhD, a professor in the LeBow College of Business explains the latest MLB collective bargaining agreement negotiations.
Q+A: How Health Care Is Being ‘Disrupted’ in West Philadelphia
In early summer of 2021, Loretta Sweet Jemmott, PhD, was unanimously selected to receive the Lazarex Cancer Foundation Disruptor Award for being an individual who has responded with urgency, taking action to combat low minority participation in cancer clinical trials and has disrupted the current status quo by raising awareness about existing problems, putting patients’ interests first and demonstrating a commitment to working on solutions.
Could an 80-year-Old Drug Cure Alzheimer’s Disease?
Herbert B. Allen, a professor and chair emeritus in the College of Medicine, offers a bold challenge to colleagues: consider whether penicillin could help prevent Alzheimer’s, and when combined with a disperser, whether penicillin may slow progression of the disease — or maybe even stop it altogether.
Remote Employees Benefit from Shared Responsibility, But Leaders Resist Empowering Virtual Teams
At the onset of the pandemic, switching to virtual work environments was challenging. The boundaries between work and life balance blurred, and employees struggled to adapt to social isolation. Well over a year later, many […]
Q+A: How Does Working from Home Change the Way We Use and Conserve Energy?
Architectural engineering expert Simi Hoque explains how the pandemic has affected our energy use and how to conserve energy when working from home.