People following the new trend of drinking untreated, unfiltered water — as a healthier alternative to the tap — could actually be exposing themselves to a number of contaminants. A recent New York Times story […]
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DNA Snapshot Helps Drexel Researchers Uncover Diseases Lurking in Ambulances
One in 25 hospital patients will contract an infection during their stay. Hospitals are well aware of the communicable diseases often transmitted among patients and take many precautions to reduce the risk. But new research […]
Media Watch: Could Design Decisions Plaguing Houston Also Cause Persistent Flooding in Parts of Philly?
Could Philadelphia one day experience catastrophic flooding like Houston’s? Franco Montalto, PhD, a professor in Drexel’s College of EngineeringMed who studies how cities can be better designed to withstand environmental challenges, including those associated with […]
Diplomacy in the Battle For Bandwidth
As anyone who has ever tried to manage a shared vacation property will tell you, it’s not easy divvying up access to keep everyone happy. Now imagine how difficult the job would be if, instead […]
Q+A: How Do Winter’s Mood Swings Affect Our Roads?
Sixty degrees on Thursday and snowing by the weekend, this seems to be the M.O. of our erratic winter this year. It’s a recipe for the sniffles, slush and poorly chosen outerwear, but it’s also […]
Q+A Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 Recall and The Problem With Our Ever-Shrinking Batteries
Last week Samsung issued the largest mobile device recall to date, when it warned users of its Galaxy Note 7 that a battery defect was causing the devices to catch fire and explode. Samsung attributed […]
Beer and Big Ideas at Philly’s Pint of Science Festival
No PhD? No problem. Over some cold brews this week, Drexel University scientists will be chatting about their research in language understandable to even those who struggled through high school biology. Pint of Science is […]
Collision Course: High-Speed Impact Testing Meets High-Tech Sportswear
Success in business, like success in athletics, is often tied to the ability to be faster and more agile than an opponent. Success in scientific research tends to be achieved through a slower, nuanced process […]
Abdominal Cancer Diagnosis No Longer a Death Sentence
Look inside the abdomen of a patient suffering from PMP — a rare, slow-growing cancer — and you’ll find layers of mucus-producing tumors. Abdominal conditions, such as appendiceal/PMP, peritoneal mesothelioma, colon and ovarian cancers, are […]
Q+A: Post-Paris, America’s First Step To Reduce Greenhouse Gas
Drexel environmental engineering professor Patrick Gurian explains why the United States’ first move after the Paris Climate Conference was to formalize a new energy efficiency standard for air conditioners and furnaces.