Military tech used to protect snakes

Drexel University biologists are collaborating in an effort to save northern pine snakes from extinction using military technology. Researchers have implanted transmitters into the snakes to track their hibernation habits and have found that snakes take twice as long to cross concrete than sand. “The ultimate goal of this project… Continued

Truvia found to be possible pesticide

According to a paper by two Drexel University professors, erythritol, used as a semi-sweet and low-calorie bulking agent in some sweeteners, is both appealing and toxic to fruit flies. Because it is safe for humans to consume at far higher doses than those that are toxic to the flies, it… Continued

Campus grieves senior biology major

Senior biology major Andrea Messina passed away May 31 from complications during treatment for leukemia. Better known to her friends and brothers as “Skillet,” Messina was the president of the Pre-Veterinary Medical Association, a Novice Class member of the Equestrian Team, member of the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honors Society… Continued

Biology junior found deceased

Junior biology student Kirsten Vannix was found deceased in her off-campus apartment May 22. The cause of death has yet to be confirmed. “University officials have reached out to Kirsten’s family and expressed the sincere condolences of the Drexel community,” Donna Murasko, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences,… Continued