News & Events
Viral Protein Transforms as it Measures Out DNA
Thomas Jefferson University 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 transform its structure when it comes into contact with DNA. Their work published today in Nature Communications.
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 clinical trial results published in the journal The Laryngoscope.
Jefferson Establishes the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health
The new institute will greatly expand the research, education and clinical care profile of the integrative medicine program.
Jefferson Health Recognized by IDG as Digital Edge 50 Award Winner for Improving Patient Safety and Experience
IDG announced Jefferson Health as a recipient of the Digital Edge 50 award for use of analytics strategies, dashboard and app technology to enhance patient safety, engagement and experience.
National Academy of Inventors Honors Two Jefferson Researchers with Highest Professional Distinction for Academic Inventors
The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) selection committee elected D. Craig Hooper, PhD, and Mathew Thakur, PhD, of Thomas Jefferson University to Fellow status, indicating a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.
Jefferson Receives $2.5 Million from the Robert V. Nicoletti Family Trust for New Kidney Transplant Center
Jefferson Health announced a $2.5 million gift from the Robert V. Nicoletti Family Trust to establish a new kidney transplant center with a special focus on living donor transplantation. The Nicoletti Kidney Transplant Center at Jefferson brings together research, education and clinical care in one space.
Jefferson Receives $3 Million from Australian Philanthropist to Support Research in Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp
The Institute of Emerging Health Professions at Thomas Jefferson University has received a $3 million gift from Australian philanthropists, Barry and Joy Lambert, to support its Center for Medical Cannabis Education and Research.
Christine Ann Arenson, MD, Named Alumni Professor and Chair of Family and Community Medicine at Jefferson
The Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University named Christine Anne Arenson, MD, the Alumni Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine. In this role, Dr. Arenson will oversee more than 50 employed faculty members and guide the department’s research, education and clinical goals.
Jefferson Selected for National Pilot Program Aimed at Maximizing Kidney Transplantation
Jefferson Health is one of nineteen transplant hospitals selected in the United States to participate in the initial pilot phase of the Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network (COIIN), a three-year project intended to increase kidneys used for transplantation.
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 this binding activates a cellular program that makes cancer cells more aggressive.