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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.

Released: 6-Apr-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Compound in Fruit Peels Halts Damage and Spurs Neuronal Repair in Multiple Sclerosis
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Ursolic acid, abundant in fruit peels and some herbs, both prevents and repairs neurons in animal models of multiple sclerosis.

Released: 20-Mar-2020 8:45 AM EDT
Cancer Patients Over 65, on Multiple Medicines, Are at Higher Risk of Hospitalization
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Older patients with prostate, breast, or lung cancer are more likely to be hospitalized after chemotherapy if they take more than five other medicines.

Released: 19-Mar-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Recommendations for Pregnant Women During COVID-19
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Pregnant women should stay in touch with physicians via telemedicine as needed, and keep precautionary distancing measures.

Released: 9-Mar-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Learning Empathy as a Care Giver Takes More Than Experience
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Research among nursing students shows that past experience living in poverty or volunteering in impoverished communities, does not sufficiently build empathy towards patients who experience poverty.

Released: 4-Mar-2020 2:50 PM EST
Evaluating Research Productivity Among Academic Urologists
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New study provides comprehensive assessment of metrics and points to key benchmarks for physician trainees considering a career in academics

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Released: 2-Mar-2020 2:55 PM EST
Novel use of Robotics for Neuroendovascular Procedures
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The advanced technology has the potential to change acute stroke treatment.

Released: 26-Feb-2020 8:55 AM EST
Antioxidant Precursor Molecule Could Improve Brain Function in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis
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The naturally occurring molecule N-acetylcysteine (NAC) shows benefit in a clinical trial for multiple sclerosis.

Released: 24-Feb-2020 10:40 AM EST
Protecting Confidential Information Within a Bank May Not Be Compatible with Profit Incentives
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A study examining mergers and acquisitions suggests non-public information about one client is being used to benefit others

Released: 19-Feb-2020 5:10 PM EST
MicroRNA Exhibit Unexpected Function in Driving Cancer
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New research shows that both strands of microRNA cooperate to drive growth and aggressiveness across cancer types, suggesting that these molecules may be more central in deadly cancers than previously thought.

Released: 10-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST
Statins May Lower Mortality in High-Risk Prostate Cancer Patients
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Statin use alone or with metformin is associated with lower prostate cancer mortality from all causes, among high-risk patients.

Released: 7-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST
Vibratory and Auditory Stimulation Improves Sleep in Patients with Insomnia.
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A vibroacoustic therapeutic intervention shows brain and sleep quality benefits in a clinical trial for patients with insomnia.

Released: 6-Feb-2020 8:40 AM EST
Finding Connections at the Surface
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How and where receptors touch at the surface of a cell may influence the strength of neuronal connections and contribute to identifying better medical interventions for pain, cancer other diseases.

Released: 5-Feb-2020 8:55 AM EST
National Study: Medical Students Become Less Empathic Toward Patients Throughout Medical School
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The nationwide, multi-institutional cross-sectional study of students at DO-granting medical schools found that those students – like their peers in MD-granting medical schools – lose empathy as they progress through medical school. However, the DO (or osteopathic) students surveyed lost their empathy to a lesser degree than their MD (doctor of medicine) peers.

Released: 3-Feb-2020 3:45 PM EST
Shift in treatment modalities associated with improved outcomes in uveal melanoma patients with liver metastasis
Thomas Jefferson University

New retrospective study indicates that the shift of treatment from systemic chemotherapies to liver-directed therapies provides survival benefits.

28-Jan-2020 10:25 AM EST
Does Lung Damage Speed Pancreatic Cancer?
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High levels of CO2 in the body, due to chronic respiratory disorders, may exacerbate pancreatic cancer, making it more aggressive and resistant to therapy.

Released: 23-Jan-2020 12:50 PM EST
Oral Hormone-Blocking Drug May Help with Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
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In women with uterine fibroids, the drug elagolix suppresses ovarian hormone production and prevents heavy menstrual bleeding

18-Dec-2019 9:00 AM EST
Finding Familiar Pathways in Kidney Cancer
Thomas Jefferson University

The famous cancer gene p53, which was thought to be less relevant in kidney cancer, may play a larger role than previously appreciated, suggesting new potential for treatment.

Released: 11-Dec-2019 9:50 AM EST
New Study and Pilot Curriculum Trains Students to Provide Complex Care
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Thomas Jefferson University Hotspotting Program Addresses Hospital “Super Utilizers” Using Team-Based Model

Released: 9-Dec-2019 1:55 PM EST
Finding Support Outside The Doctor’s Office – The Intersection of Instagram and Miscarriage
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An interdisciplinary team of researchers explore how women use the platform to talk openly about the emotional distress of a miscarriage and how social media can inform patient care

Newswise: Master regulator in mitochondria is critical for muscle function and repair
Released: 14-Nov-2019 4:35 PM EST
Master regulator in mitochondria is critical for muscle function and repair
Thomas Jefferson University

New study identifies how loss of mitochondrial protein MICU1 disrupts calcium balance and causes muscle atrophy and weakness

Released: 13-Nov-2019 4:15 PM EST
New RNA Molecules May Play a Role in Aging
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Using a new sequencing method, this class of previously invisible RNA molecules were found to be abundantly expressed.

Newswise: A Voice for Mental Health in Academia
Released: 6-Nov-2019 12:05 PM EST
A Voice for Mental Health in Academia
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One Jefferson student takes to social media and blogging to discuss mental health issues in graduate school, and finds huge community support.

Newswise: Using Artificial Intelligence to Predict Risk of Thyroid Cancer on Ultrasound
23-Oct-2019 2:40 PM EDT
Using Artificial Intelligence to Predict Risk of Thyroid Cancer on Ultrasound
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New study uses machine learning on ultrasound images of thyroid nodules to predict risk of malignancy

Released: 24-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Rethinking Diabetes Care with Nutrition Therapy
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Jefferson to study effectiveness of home delivery of medically tailored meals and video-delivered nutrition education in improving blood sugar control in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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Released: 18-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Stabilizing Neuronal Branching for Healthy Brain Circuitry
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Novel molecular mechanism may regulate microtubule stability, important for neuronal branching and potentially for nerve regeneration

Released: 12-Sep-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Standardized Medical Residency Exam May Reduce Pool of Diverse and Qualified Candidates
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Test scores bias entry to radiation-oncology residency programs, and potentially other programs.

Released: 4-Sep-2019 8:05 AM EDT
How Natural Genetic Differences Can Affect Heart Health
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New study identifies genetic variants that may alter platelet function in cardiovascular disease

Released: 29-Aug-2019 9:00 AM EDT
The “Inflammation” of Opioid Use
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New research correlates inflammation in the brain and gut to negative emotional state during opioid withdrawal

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