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Collaborative Research Reveals Ebola Might Survive in Wastewater Longer Than Expected

August 25, 2015

The historic outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa that began in March 2014 and has killed more than 11,000 people since has raised new questions about the resilience of the virus and tested scientists’ understanding of how to contain it. The latest discovery by a group of microbial risk-assessment and virology researchers suggests that the procedures for disposal of Ebola-contaminated liquid waste might underestimate the virus’ ability to survive in wastewater. ... Read More »

Staying Ahead of the Hackers

August 20, 2015

Drexel’s Cybersecurity Institute was recently featured in a Philadelphia Inquirer story about the growing job market for cybersecurity professionals. With data breaches and security hacks happening nearly every week, the demand for experts who can help keep information secure is at an all-time high.... Read More »

Materials Science and Engineering Summer Institute, 2015

August 18, 2015

Christopher Weyant, PhD, started the Materials Science and Engineering Summer Institute in 2012 with the aim of exposing high school students to materials science in a college setting. ... Read More »

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Swimmer Electromagnet

Swarms of microscopic, magnetic, robotic beads could be scrubbing in next to the world's top vascular surgeons--all taking aim at blocked arteries. These microrobots, which look and move like corkscrew-shaped bacteria, are being developed by mechanical engineers at Drexel University as a part of a surgical toolkit being assembled by the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) in South Korea.

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