News & Events
Could Surgery Reduce Frailty in Adults with Heart Failure?
Patients showed a reduction in measures of frailty after surgery for left-ventricular-assist-device (LVAD) surgery.
Using a Mathematical Lens to Look at Disease as a Whole Body Problem
A novel computational method allows researchers to parse how multiple organs contribute to a disease over time, giving a more holistic view of disease and potentially revealing new avenues for intervention.
Shape Matters: Cells’ Ability to Transport an Essential Protein Depends on its 3-D Conformation
Researchers reveal that the protein RCC1’s overall structure, not its distinct amino acid sequence, determines whether it’s fast-tracked into nuclei.
The Brain Region for Balance, Movement Also Involved in Processing Traumatic Memories
The cerebellum is activated in patients using the neuro-emotional technique (NET) to alleviate stress from traumatic cancer-related memories.
What Student Nurses Can Learn from Inmates
Nursing students who spent their community rotation in a maximum security prison began to appreciate the complex life-experiences that impact the health of the individuals they serve.
Jefferson and Monell Center Sign Letter of Intent to Merge
The proposed merger would combine Monell, the world's leader in taste and smell research, with research operations at the new Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) and Jefferson Health.
MEDstudio@JEFF Spotlights Hunger in Philadelphia through Graphic Medicine Chalkboard Mural
Jefferson’s MEDstudio@JEFF will kick off a 10-day conversation around hunger in Philadelphia through creation of a graphic medicine chalkboard mural by artist-in-residence Tom Judd.
Jefferson Welcomes Nassar Nizami as Chief Information Officer
Nassar Nizami has joined Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health as the organization’s Chief Information Officer.
Novel Vaccine for Ebola & other Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses
A collaboration among research institutions, private industry, and the US Government will develop a tetravalent vaccine to protect against four viruses that can be fatal.
Endometriosis Increases Risk of Complications during Pregnancy & Delivery
A new study shows that pregnant women with endometriosis are at greater risk for a host of complications during pregnancy and delivery, including preterm birth and cesarean section.