Recent Research


Bridging the gap between the medical and design professions.

image showing the differences in neurons in male and female rat hearts

Neurons that control every heartbeat are organized differently in male and female rats, opening new pathways for studying heart disease across sexes.


Researchers look into methods to reduce the early mortality in those with serious mental illnesses.

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From switching fields to studying microorganisms that live in extreme conditions to setting up a lab during the pandemic, a Jefferson researcher shares her story of persistence and creating opportunities for underrepresented scientists.


A new study finds that exposure to e-cigarette vapor leads to higher levels of the coronavirus receptor ACE-2 in lungs of mice, with nicotine enhancing that increase in male mice. 

inflammation in neuron

Researchers find an increase in inflammatory molecules in serum and cerebrospinal fluid of C90RF72 patients, informing future anti-inflammatory therapies. 


Mistrust in physicians kept some Black patients with diabetes from using these services during the pandemic.

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The teams represent some of University’s leading areas of programmatic strength; neurological disease, vaccine development, and squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. 

RNA molecule, artistic represenation

Researchers show that polymerase theta can efficiently convert RNA sequences back into DNA, a feat more common in viruses than eukaryotic cells. 


A novel approach for providing early support for overall physical and mental wellbeing for teenage girls.

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