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.
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.
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.
Researchers at Drexel University’s College of Medicine and Tower Health are among 10 leading medical institutions nationwide embarking on a study funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to uncover insights that may help answer these questions and others about the immune responses to COVID-19.
Faculty from the College of Medicine, College of Nursing and Health Professions and Dornsife School of Public Health explain how health professionals can intervene and advocate against vaping and e-cigarettes.
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Earlier this month, Delaware Senate President Pro Tempore David McBride introduced controversial legislation to keep his state in Daylight Saving Time by moving to the Atlantic Time Zone. Such a change faces an uphill battle, […]
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U.S. rates of three sexually transmitted diseases — gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia—reached an all-time high in 2017, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With nearly 2.3 million cases, […]
“Publish or perish” is a common refrain among academics. Perspective or opinion articles, in particular, provide important insights that can influence an author’s field and enhance her career. That’s why a new JAMA study looking […]