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An Unexpected, and Novel, Target for Prostate Cancer – Our Biological Clock

Researchers find that CRY-1, a regulator of circadian rhythms, promotes tumor progression by altering DNA repair.
14-Jan-2021 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

A First-in-Human Clinical Trial Shows Microbubbles May Improve Effectiveness of Radiation Therapy in Patients with Liver Cancer

Bursting gas-filled microbubbles using ultrasound waves sensitizes tumors to targeted radiation, reducing tumor growth and improving overall survival after treatment.
7-Dec-2020 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Predicting Heart Disease from the Skin

Jefferson researchers find that the genetic underpinnings of a skin disorder at birth indicate future heart problems.
9-Dec-2020 8:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Rock-a-bye fly: Why Vibrations Lead to Sleepiness

Researchers discover that gentle vibration can induce sleep in flies through a simple form of learning.
25-Nov-2020 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Jefferson Health Named Finalist in CMS Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge

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.
12-Nov-2020 8:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

A Novel Immunotherapy Proves Effective in Animal Models of Multiple Sclerosis

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.
2-Nov-2020 12:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

Combo-Drug Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes Remains Effective After Two Years

Patients whose Type 2 diabetes is not controlled with metformin can benefit long-term from a two-drug combination treatment that also reduces weight.
2-Nov-2020 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Racial Disparities in Treatment for Common Lung Cancer Persist Despite Gains

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.
28-Oct-2020 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Will Pregnant Women be Eligible for the COVID Vaccine? Experts Hope So

9-Dec-2020 4:50 PM EST

How the Coronavirus Could be Affecting Your Period

13-Apr-2020 10:30 AM EDT

When the Doctors get Sick with Coronavirus - How Telemedicine Provides an Answer

11-Mar-2020 5:15 PM EDT

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A Voice for Mental Health in Academia

One Jefferson student takes to social media and blogging to discuss mental health issues in graduate school, and finds huge community support.
6-Nov-2019 12:05 PM EST

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Can Telehealth Aid in Disaster Relief?

24-Jul-2018 4:30 PM EDT

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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

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About Jefferson
Jefferson, located in the greater Philadelphia region and southern New Jersey, is reimagining health care and education to create unparalleled value. Jefferson is more than 30,000 people strong, dedicated to providing the highest-quality, compassionate clinical care for patients, preparing tomorrow’s professional leaders for 21st century careers, and discovering new treatments to define the future of care. Thomas Jefferson University, home of Sidney Kimmel Medical College, dates back to 1824 and today comprises 10 colleges and three schools offering 160 undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 8,100 students. Jefferson Health serves patients through millions of encounters each year at 14 hospitals (seven are Magnet® designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and over 40 outpatient and urgent care locations throughout the region.


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