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2013-08-05 12:25:20

Using direct human brain recordings, a research team from Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania, UCLA and Thomas Jefferson University has identified a new type of cell in the brain that helps people to keep track of their relative location while navigating an unfamiliar environment. The "grid cell," which derives its name from the triangular grid pattern in which the cell activates during navigation, is distinct among brain cells because its activation represents multiple...

Northern Pine Snakes Being Studied In New Jersey
2013-08-03 05:20:00

Susan Bowen for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For some graduate students at Drexel University, it's all about snakes: the Northern Pine Snake to be exact. This snake is threatened in New Jersey, where the team's research is taking place. The pine snakes are large, non-venomous and docile, which makes them good test subjects. Protecting these snakes in densely populated New Jersey should go a long way towards protecting their entire ecosystem. The goal of protecting the species and...

2013-07-29 23:17:23

Drexel University Online, a premier provider of Internet-based higher education, and the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions are pleased to announce the creation of two new programs, the Certificate in Advanced Practice in Pediatric Rehabilitation and the post-bachelor’s Certificate in Integrated Nursing Care of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 Drexel University Online, a premier provider of Internet-based higher education, and...

Preventing Workplace Injuries Using Occupational Data In Medical Billing Records
2013-05-06 10:31:44

Drexel University Drexel public health researchers recommend use of existing federal standards for occupation and industry A subtle change to hospital data collection policies could make a big difference in preventing occupational health and safety hazards, according to workplace safety researchers at the Drexel University School of Public Health. In a new article published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the researchers call on industry, occupational...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'