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Viral Protein Transforms as It Measures Out DNA

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. Jefferson researchers pieced together the three-dimensional atomic structure of a doughnut-shaped protein that acts like a door or ‘portal’ for the DNA to get in and out of the capsid, and have now discovered that this protein begins to...
30-Jan-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Diabetes Drug Takes Aim at Cancer’s Fuel Source

To understand how metformin changes the biology of cancer cells, researchers at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University tested tumor cells before and after metformin treatment in non-diabetic cancer patients. The pilot...
25-Jan-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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

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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

Our Experts on Newswise

Jefferson Experts Available for Outside Commentary on NEJM Testosterone Replacement Study

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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

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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

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15-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

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