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2010-08-17 08:16:00

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, Drexel University has made the "up-and-coming" short list of national universities that have achieved the "most promising and innovative changes in academics, faculty, students, campus or facilities," according to U.S. News & World Report for the 2011 edition of "America's Best Colleges." Drexel's ranked second out of only 20 universities in the country on the list, according to the survey report released...

2010-06-18 13:58:50

The process of aging disturbs a broad range of cellular mechanisms in a complex fashion and is not well understood. Computer models using fuzzy logic might help to unravel these complexities and predict how aging progresses in cells and organisms, according to a study from Drexel University in Philadelphia and Children's Hospital Boston. "One important goal of computational approaches in aging is to develop integrated models of a unifying aging theory in order to better understand the...

2010-05-26 10:31:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Complex wounds affect more patients in the United States than heart attack and stroke combined. About 150,000 amputations a year result from complex wounds, while about 80,000 are attributed to diabetes and peripheral arterial disease. There are currently no established methods for early detection of wound healing, or for precise identification of healing progress. A new device developed by researchers can change chronic wound management....

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2010-04-19 15:29:18

New delivery platform may become a therapy for patients with vascular disease Scientists and engineers have used uniform magnetic fields to drive iron-bearing nanoparticles to metal stents in injured blood vessels, where the particles deliver a drug payload that successfully prevents blockages in those vessels. In this animal study, the novel technique achieved better results at a lower dose than conventional non-magnetic stent therapy. Conducted in cell cultures and rats, the research is the...

2010-03-23 06:16:00

MADISON, Wis., March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sonic Foundry, Inc. (Nasdaq: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management, today announced the company's Mediasite platform will be used to webcast Drexel University School of Education's second annual Virtual Symposium, taking place this week simultaneously in Philadelphia Pa., Sacramento, Calif., Bloomington, Ind., Beijing, Shanghai and Tokyo. The symposium builds upon the theme Education for...

2009-12-17 14:05:00

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Bradley Ericson, a student at Drexel University's LeBow College of Business, was named Entrepreneur magazine's 2009 College Entrepreneur of the Year, the magazine announced today. Ericson is co-founder and CEO of 3SecondReceipts LLC, a company developing a platform to create manageable, itemized digital receipts to replace traditional thermal paper receipts. Ericson will receive a grand prize that includes $5,000 in start-up capital, the cover story...

2009-12-16 16:54:00

Nursing Care at Hahnemann among the Best in the Nation PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hahnemann University Hospital proudly announces it has been granted Magnet(R) recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program(R). Magnet(R) is one of the highest levels of recognition a hospital or medical center can achieve, and places Hahnemann among the five percent of hospitals in the country that have achieved this prestigious...

2009-12-15 14:07:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company, the nation's largest general builder of education facilities, has been selected by Drexel University to manage construction of the Constantine Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building on the University's main campus in Philadelphia, Pa. Upon completion in June 2011, the 138,000 sq. ft. facility will house thirty-nine research and teaching laboratories for bio-medical engineering, biology and chemistry and a fossil preparation...

2009-11-04 08:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Sixty-one-year old Joanne Bogan is being treated for two strokes, hypertension and diabetes. Lisa Scardigli is 43 years old, and living with multiple sclerosis. Both are healthier today thanks to Drexel's Eleventh Street Family Health Services and its innovative model of care. The ground-breaking story of Eleventh Street and its patients is being told in a video released today by the Center to Champion Nursing in America, a joint initiative of AARP, the...

2009-10-30 11:43:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Denis O'Brien, president and CEO of PECO and executive vice president of Exelon, will receive Drexel University's LeBow College of Business 2009 Business Leader of the Year Award at a luncheon on December 3 at The Park Hyatt Philadelphia at The Bellevue. A Drexel alumnus, O'Brien received his MBA in 1987 from the University's LeBow College of Business and is a University trustee. Exelon is one of the nation's largest electric utilities. PECO...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.