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14-Jul-2021 8:05 AM EDT
New Differences in Male vs. Female Hearts
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Neurons that control every heartbeat are organized differently in male and female rats, opening new pathways for studying heart disease across sexes.

Released: 14-Jul-2021 5:25 PM EDT
Caring for the Physical Health of Those with Mental Illness
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Researchers look into methods to reduce the early mortality in those with serious mental illnesses

Released: 29-Jun-2021 2:00 PM EDT
Vaping Increases Susceptibility to Coronavirus in Mice
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A new study finds that exposure to e-cigarette vapor leads to higher levels of the coronavirus receptor ACE-2 in lungs of mice, with nicotine enhancing that increase in male mice.

Released: 16-Jun-2021 12:05 PM EDT
A Distinctive Inflammatory Signature Found in a Genetic Form of ALS
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Researchers find an increase in inflammatory molecules in serum and cerebrospinal fluid of C90RF72 patients, informing future anti-inflammatory therapies.

Released: 15-Jun-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Why Telehealth is Not Meeting the Needs of African Americans with Diabetes
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Mistrust in physicians kept some Black patients with diabetes from using these services during the pandemic

7-Jun-2021 9:05 PM EDT
Discovery Identifies a Highly Efficient Human Reverse Transcriptase that can Write RNA Sequences into DNA
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Researchers show that polymerase theta can efficiently convert RNA sequences back into DNA, a feat more common in viruses than eukaryotic cells.

Released: 2-Jun-2021 9:35 AM EDT
Thomas Jefferson University Sends Research into Space
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Three projects from Philadelphia will become part of the first-ever private mission to the International Space Station

Released: 5-May-2021 9:00 AM EDT
A Calculator that Predicts Risk of Lung Cancer Underperforms in Diverse Populations
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Research finds that a commonly used risk-prediction model for lung cancer does not accurately identify high-risk Black patients who could benefit from early screening.

Released: 26-Apr-2021 2:30 PM EDT
How One Health System Got to Lower Mortality Rates Early in the Pandemic
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Research suggests that sharing information, strategies, and resources across Jefferson Health hospitals helped ensure patients received the most effective treatment as it was developed.

Released: 1-Apr-2021 8:05 AM EDT
100- Countries Collaborate to Improve Quality of Services for Autism Therapy
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Researchers across the globe collaborate on a free, multi-language assessment tool, to help therapists demonstrate progress among children with sensory-integration deficits, including autism.

12-Mar-2021 8:05 AM EST
Examining the Value of Lumbar Spine Surgery
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New prospective clinical study shows that patients have three times greater chance of positive outcomes when their surgeons follow evidence-based guidelines for lumbar spinal fusion.

Released: 16-Mar-2021 8:55 AM EDT
Imposter Syndrome is Common among High Achievers in Med School
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A high percentage of medical students feel like “imposters” during their first year of medical school, which indicates increasing levels of distress.

Released: 5-Mar-2021 10:20 AM EST
After the Elderly, Those with Intellectual Disabilities are at Greatest Risk of Death from COVID-19
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A study of national data shows the devastating impact the pandemic has had on those with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers.

Released: 25-Feb-2021 8:05 AM EST
Model Identifies Risk of Serious Complications Following Surgery
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A web-based tool developed by Jefferson researchers predicts individualized risk for stroke, other grave post-surgical complications

Released: 17-Feb-2021 11:20 AM EST
Patients Get Essential Support for Telehealth through Student-Driven Program
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Researchers team up with students on “Digital Onboarding Taskforce” to help patients get comfortable using technology for remote medical care.

Released: 10-Feb-2021 4:00 PM EST
Investigating the Long-term Effects of COVID-19
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Jefferson researchers join a CDC study to follow COVID-19 “long-haulers” and their symptoms.

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Released: 2-Feb-2021 3:45 PM EST
To Sleep or Not to Sleep?
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Neuroscience researchers study how fruit flies decide between sleep and other behaviors, like mating, and the factors that influence that decision.

Newswise: Can Brain Implants Improve Mobility After Stroke?
Released: 1-Feb-2021 8:30 AM EST
Can Brain Implants Improve Mobility After Stroke?
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A single patient will help researchers learn if brain implants connected to a robotic brace can help stroke patients overcome abnormal movement and restore abilities.

14-Jan-2021 8:00 AM EST
An Unexpected, and Novel, Target for Prostate Cancer – Our Biological Clock
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Researchers find that CRY-1, a regulator of circadian rhythms, promotes tumor progression by altering DNA repair.

7-Dec-2020 10:00 AM EST
A First-in-Human Clinical Trial Shows Microbubbles May Improve Effectiveness of Radiation Therapy in Patients with Liver Cancer
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Bursting gas-filled microbubbles using ultrasound waves sensitizes tumors to targeted radiation, reducing tumor growth and improving overall survival after treatment.

9-Dec-2020 8:55 AM EST
Predicting Heart Disease from the Skin
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Jefferson researchers find that the genetic underpinnings of a skin disorder at birth indicate future heart problems.

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25-Nov-2020 9:05 AM EST
Rock-a-bye fly: Why Vibrations Lead to Sleepiness
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Researchers discover that gentle vibration can induce sleep in flies through a simple form of learning.

Released: 12-Nov-2020 8:50 AM EST
Jefferson Health Named Finalist in CMS Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge
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As the only finalist in Philadelphia, and one of three hospital systems among the 7 candidates left, the Jefferson team now competes for a $1 million prize to use artificial intelligence (AI) in improving healthcare outcomes.

2-Nov-2020 12:25 PM EST
A Novel Immunotherapy Proves Effective in Animal Models of Multiple Sclerosis
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Jefferson researchers develop an approach to specifically impede the autoimmune response that drives the disease, while leaving the rest of the immune system fully functioning.

Released: 2-Nov-2020 9:00 AM EST
Combo-Drug Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes Remains Effective After Two Years
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Patients whose Type 2 diabetes is not controlled with metformin can benefit long-term from a two-drug combination treatment that also reduces weight.

Released: 28-Oct-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Racial Disparities in Treatment for Common Lung Cancer Persist Despite Gains
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African American patients with lung cancer are still less likely to receive the most effective treatment for a common type of early stage lung cancer.

21-Oct-2020 3:35 PM EDT
New Population of Immune Cells Could Play a Role in Multiple Sclerosis
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Researchers uncover defining features of a subset of T-cells that may drive autoimmunity in MS, and could prove to be a new target for therapy.

Released: 1-Oct-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Not All Patients Are Offered the Same Effective Breast Cancer Treatment
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Socioeconomic status and race could play a role in treatment decisions, according to new research.

Released: 15-Sep-2020 1:05 PM EDT
A New Approach to Understanding the Biology of Wound Healing
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Researchers use discarded wound dressings as a novel and non-invasive way to study the mechanisms that promote healing.

Released: 28-Aug-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Thomas Jefferson University Awarded $508,000 by the Commonwealth to support CoraVax™, a patented COVID-19 vaccine
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Thomas Jefferson University Awarded $508,000 by the Commonwealth to support CoraVax™, a patented COVID-19 vaccine

Released: 24-Aug-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Small Change makes Cancer Vaccine More Effective in Animal Tests
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Tweaking the adenovirus spike protein induces a more robust immune reaction for a cancer vaccine against gastric, pancreatic, esophageal and colon malignancies in animal models.

Released: 11-Aug-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Causes of Higher Risk of Stress Fractures in Female Runners
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A pair of new studies identify overlooked physiological factors and lack of knowledge around wellness as contributors to risk of stress fracture in women who run.

Released: 5-Aug-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Surgery During Pregnancy for Gallbladder Infections May be Safer than Postponing
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Although surgery during pregnancy is often feared, in the case of cholecystitis or acute gallbladder disease, surgery may lead to better outcomes for mom and baby.

Released: 27-Jul-2020 4:40 PM EDT
Nationwide Trends Show Fewer Cancer Patients Seeking Care Since Start of Pandemic
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Researchers observe significant decreases nationwide in the number of patients being seen for cancer-related care as the COVID-19 pandemic progressed during the few first months of 2020.

Released: 27-Jul-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Double Surgery Improves Chances for Heart Transplant in Patients with Obesity
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Pairing bariatric surgery with LVAD heart surgery may be an effective bridge to heart transplant for obese patients.

20-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
IUDs Successfully Manage Menstrual Pain in Adolescents with Disabilities
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Adolescents and young women with disabilities can stop periods and get relief from distressing menstrual symptoms with IUDs, in the largest study in this population to date.

Released: 29-Jun-2020 8:50 AM EDT
At-Risk Twin Pregnancies Benefit from an Intervention Called Cerclage
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New evidence upturns long-held medical practice, showing the efficacy of an intervention to prevent premature labor and miscarriage for mothers carrying twins.

Released: 25-Jun-2020 8:20 AM EDT
Racial Disparities in Surgery Rates for Esophageal Cancer
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Black patients with esophageal cancer are less likely to receive life-saving surgery for early-stage disease than white patients.

Released: 10-Jun-2020 11:05 AM EDT
New Recommendations on Genetic Testing for Prostate Cancer
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Genetic testing for prostate cancer is still not common. New guidelines show why it's important, and which genes to test for.

Released: 4-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Coronavirus Linked to Stroke in Otherwise Healthy Young People
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Preliminary observations suggest a high incidence of COVID-19 in stroke patients, including younger patients who were otherwise healthy.

Released: 28-May-2020 12:10 PM EDT
Restoring Nerve-Muscle Communication in ALS
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A new study finds that restoring the protein SV2 in a genetic form of ALS can correct abnormalities in transmission and even prevent cells from dying, providing a new target for future therapies.

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20-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
The First 3D Map of the Heart’s Neurons
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An interdisciplinary research team establishes a new technological pipeline to build a 3D map of the neurons in the heart, revealing foundational insight into their role in heart function and cardiac disease

Newswise: Eye Injury Sets Immune Cells On Surveillance To Protect The Lens
Released: 26-May-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Eye Injury Sets Immune Cells On Surveillance To Protect The Lens
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The discovery further challenges the accepted scientific dogma that the lens is shut out from the immune protection.

Released: 6-May-2020 10:45 AM EDT
Loneliness in Times of Isolation
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Social isolation can change our brain and our lives. What are signs loneliness is affecting us, and how do combat it?

Released: 6-May-2020 8:45 AM EDT
COVID-19 Trials Opening at Accelerated Rate
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New clinical trial opened at Jefferson for novel COVID-19 treatment in 10 days.

Newswise: ASCO Award Recognizes Outstanding Contributions of Dr. Andrew Chapman in the Field of Geriatric Oncology
Released: 27-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
ASCO Award Recognizes Outstanding Contributions of Dr. Andrew Chapman in the Field of Geriatric Oncology
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Chapman established one of the first multidisciplinary centers in the country specializing in treatment of senior adults with cancer

Newswise: A Type of Small RNA Found To Depend on Personal Attributes
Released: 13-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
A Type of Small RNA Found To Depend on Personal Attributes
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Jefferson researchers discover that the abundances of yet another class of short RNAs differ by a person’s gender and population of origin.

Released: 7-Apr-2020 8:50 AM EDT
A New Coronavirus Vaccine Designed to Meet a Global Demand
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The fastest recipe for worldwide access to a coronavirus vaccine may be to build upon on an existing vaccine with an already established manufacturing and supply chain.

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