News & Events
A Simple Fix to Avoid Unnecessary Coronary Stents is Overlooked by Cardiologists and Current Cardiovascular Guidelines
Physician researchers at Thomas Jefferson University suspect that some cases of coronary artery spasm go unrecognized and are incorrectly treated with stents. The good news – there could be a simple fix to eliminate these unnecessary stenting procedures.
Jefferson Researcher Publishes Results of Oral Ebola Vaccine Trial for Chimpanzees
Jefferson researcher and Chair of Microbiology and Immunology, Matthias Schnell, Ph.D., recently completed testing of an oral vaccine to protect chimpanzees against the Ebola virus.
Controlling Energy Production by Calcium is an Organ-Specific Affair
Researchers have shown that the composition of the mitochondrial calcium portal (the protein that regulates when and how much calcium enters) is different depending on the organ in the body, showing how proteins play a role in the physiology of disease states.
Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET) Reduces Symptoms of Traumatic Stress in Cancer Survivors
For some cancer survivors, the memories and physical effects of their experience can last long after their final treatments. Physician researchers at The Marcus Institute of Integrative Health at Thomas Jefferson University tested the neuro-emotional technique (NET), a mind-body therapy, for efficacy in reducing symptoms of traumatic stress in cancer patients and published their results in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship.
JCN to Offer BSN Programs at Aria Campus in Trevose in January 2018
Jefferson College of Nursing has received approval from the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing to offer Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs in Trevose, Bucks County -- at the Aria campus.
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
Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health are pleased to announce the establishment of the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health. The Institute designation reflects Jefferson’s role as a national leader in the field and the organization’s strides in developing novel clinical therapies, wellness programs and cutting-edge, peer-reviewed research.
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.