Jul. 25, 2014
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.
Jun. 27, 2014
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 may have application as a safe but effective pesticide.
Jun. 11, 2014
Campus grieves senior biology major
Senior biology major Andrea Messina passed away May 31 from complications during treatment for leukemia.
May. 30, 2014
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.