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A Receptor Discovered for Progranulin

Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center discovered a cell-surface receptor highly expressed by cancerous and brain cells that directly and tightly binds progranulin. Importantly, the researchers also showed that...
30-Nov-2016 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Targeting Breast Cancer Metabolism to Fight the Disease

How does a cancer cell burn calories? New research from Thomas Jefferson University shows that breast cancer cells rely on a different process for turning fuel into energy than normal cells. The results were recently published in the Journal of...
28-Nov-2016 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Approach Tests the Strength of Immunity


A new method to determine how effectively immune cells kill their targets could help personalize immune therapies.
25-Oct-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Reducing Risk of Lung Distress in Preterm Babies

Steroids for women at risk of preterm birth improve lung development and reduces risk of severe respiratory distress in babies.
17-Oct-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Community Outreach May Reduce the Risk of Liver Cancer

Trained community partners ensure follow-through on vaccination against hepatitis B virus (HBV).
11-Oct-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Mortality Rates Similar on Medical Intensive Care Units Staffed by Nurse Practitioners and Physician Residents

A multi-disciplinary group of clinician researchers working in the medical intensive care units (MICU) at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital found no significant difference in mortality of patients on two separate units; one staffed by nurse...
4-Oct-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

In the Eye of the Beholder: First-of-Its-Kind Tool Measures Caregiver’s Perception of Capabilities of Person with Dementia


Comprehensive occupational therapy care requires a family-centered approach including treatment for the person with dementia and education for the caregiver. Clinical assessments exist to evaluate the capabilities of a person with dementia, but...
28-Sep-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Score Seeks to Expand Pool of Kidneys Available for Transplant


Researchers from Thomas Jefferson University analyzed data from thousands of transplants and developed a scoring system for donor kidneys that they hope might expand the pool of available organs in two ways. They published their findings in the...
13-Sep-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Jefferson Experts Available for Outside Commentary on NEJM Testosterone Replacement Study


18-Feb-2016 3:05 PM EST

February Is Heart Month - Jefferson Experts Recommend Steps You Can Take Today to Protect Your Heart Tomorrow.

2-Feb-2016 2:05 PM EST

Jefferson Experts: What Works for Getting to and Maintaining a Healthy Weight?

An individualized, multi-disciplinary approach is essential, as what works for one person may not work for another.
11-Jan-2016 8:00 AM EST

Jefferson Expert: GERD Is More Than Just a Nuisance

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Awareness Week is observed the week of Thanksgiving, as Americans prepare to indulge in the holiday season. A Jefferson expert warns that GERD is more than a nuisance.
20-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST

Jefferson Expert Available to Comment on Low-Dose CT Scans for High Risk Patients

6-Feb-2015 3:00 PM EST

November Is Family Caregiver Month. Jefferson Expert Available to Explain How Occupational Therapy Can Help Caregivers of Individuals with Dementia


10-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

Jefferson Expert Available to Speak About Specialized Therapy for Lymphedema

30-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

September is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness Month - Jefferson Expert Available


15-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

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