Recent Research


With a projected 2.5 billion more people living in cities by 2050, the need to design sustainable cities has never been greater.

Prostate cancer cell, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). of the surface of prostate cancer cells. The cells shows numerous processes and microvilli (fine surface projections). These features are characteristic of highly mobile cells, and enable cancerous cells to spread (metastasis) rapidly round the body, and invade other organs and tissues. Cancer cells divide rapidly and chaotically, and may clump to form malignant tumours. The prostate is a small gland found in men just below the bladder, surrounding the urethra, the tube urine passes through. Prostate cancer is most prevalent in men over 50 years of age. Treatment is with hormone therapy, chemotherapy, or surgical removal of the prostate. Magnification: x 8000 when printed at 10 centimetres across.

Researchers discover a potential therapeutic avenue against an aggressive form of prostate cancer. 

A young ethnic female takes a short break from her day hike in the Utah desert to use her inhaler.

New research into making asthma and COPD medication more potent could also improve how long they work in patients who need frequent doses. 


Exploring the ways technology can improve collaborative treatment approaches for patients with opioid use disorder.

Thomas Jefferson University - East Falls Campus

This year marks five years since the historic merger of two celebrated Philadelphia institutions — Thomas Jefferson University (Jefferson), a health sciences university that was founded in 1824 as the Jefferson Medical College, and Philadelphia University, a regional masters university and the nation’s first textile school founded in 1884.

Occupational therapy: hand function training in stroke patient by using stacking cone at a therapy room in the hospital

The device improves upper limb function for patients with disability after stroke by stimulating the vagus nerve during rehab training.

Dr. Roseanne Schaaf using sensory integration therapy with child with autism

Additional insights can help guide interventions that can assist individuals in processing and understanding their surroundings better.


Understanding how war and displacement complicate gender and sexuality in Afghanistan and its diaspora.

Red blood cells carry oxygen to all body tissues, Erythrocytes background, 3d illustration

Long-non-coding RNA as a common driving force in cancer, blood analysis reveals COVID-19 risks, and a common drug finds a new application. 


An extremely common response to cellular stress may be the key to pancreatic cancer in people with obesity, pointing to a new direction for therapy of this difficult-to-treat cancer. 

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