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2014-08-11 23:02:00

Day-long event aimed at helping graduate students learn about various career options outside of academia. PHILADELPHIA, PA (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 Drexel University College of Medicine’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies will host a day-long conference aimed at helping graduate students learn about various career options available to them outside of academia. “Careers Beyond the Bench” will showcase an impressive roster of highly accomplished speakers...

2014-08-04 23:05:30

Patent Issued for Soy Protein-based Product Candidate in Development to Replace Wound Dressings from Human and Animal Sources Reston, VA (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 Eqalix, Inc., a Northern Virginia regenerative medicine company, has achieved an important step in its development of technology for wound healing. A plant protein-based nanofiber scaffold technology invented at Drexel University and licensed to Eqalix recently received U.S. patent protection. The patent is U.S. Patent No....

2014-07-29 23:07:08

Philadelphia’s newest entrepreneurial incubation space is ready for business, and ready to help businesses get their start. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Philadelphia’s newest entrepreneurial incubation space is ready for business, and ready to help businesses get their start. The Innovation Center @3401, a collaborative effort of Drexel University and the University City Science Center to help attract and nurture start-up businesses in the region, officially opens its doors...

2014-07-28 23:01:12

Discovery Accepted into NCI Drug Development Program for Clinical Trials Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 An estimated 68,000 women and men in the U.S. die each year from metastatic breast and prostate cancers – an aggressive form of the disease that occurs when the cancer has spread to other parts of the body, such as the lungs, liver, bones, or brain. Now researchers at Drexel University College of Medicine have developed a compound directed at a target they identified that...

2014-07-25 23:02:05

Appointment is effective October 1, 2014 Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Drexel University College of Medicine is pleased to announce that Valerie D. Weber, MD, MS, FACP, has been appointed vice dean for education, effective October 1, 2014. Weber will join Drexel from The Commonwealth Medical College, where she is currently chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences, associate dean for clinical affairs, and professor of medicine. As a member of the senior leadership team of...

2014-07-12 23:02:25

Dr. Brad Paddock, the Director of the Ivyland Medical Center (http://www.ivymed.com ) answers the question, "Why don't men go to the doctor?” along with a variety of men’s health tips in a recent Doylestown Hospital article. Warminster, PA (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 Doylestown Hospital recently conducted an interview with Dr. Brad Paddock covering a variety of men’s health questions. Paddock tackles topics including main men's health concerns, health issues specific to men,...

Autistic Drivers Encounter Greater Challenges Behind The Wheel
2014-06-27 10:48:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders from Drexel University has found that individuals with autism self-report more challenges than non-autistic drivers. The study team described their results as an initial step in determining if adults with autism have unmet needs when it comes to driving a vehicle. “Previous research in my lab has included extensive research in driving capacity with people who have a...

2014-06-25 23:07:13

Organizers of the new Innovation Center @3401 (ic@3401) are betting that assembling the key elements of the entrepreneurial ecosystem on a small scale in one location will help boost innovation, collaboration and business creation in Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 What happens when you mix a mid-size tech company, high-tech startup companies and an accelerator program like DreamIt Ventures? Organizers of the new Innovation Center @3401 (ic@3401) are betting that...

2014-06-12 23:06:18

A biotech startup focused on low-cost treatments for infectious diseases and cancer patients and a marketing strategy firm have joined the community of early-stage companies at the University City Science Center in Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 A biotech startup focused on low-cost treatments for infectious diseases and cancer patients and a marketing strategy firm have joined the community of early-stage companies at the University City Science Center in...

3-D Printed Tumors Could Revolutionize Cancer Research
2014-04-26 06:12:21

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For years, cancer-research scientists have been using two-dimensional petri dish models to study and test potential treatments. But now, a team of scientists led by Drexel University’s Wei Sun has developed a method for 3-D printing living tumors – a development that could revolutionize cancer research. According to a report on the development recently published the journal Biofabrication, the team was able to print out viable...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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