Recent Research

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The nationwide, multi-institutional cross-sectional study of students at DO-granting medical schools found that those students – like their peers in MD-granting medical schools – lose empathy as they progress through medical school. 

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New retrospective study indicates that the shift of treatment from systemic chemotherapies to liver-directed therapies provides survival benefits.


In patients with dementia, a sleep-dependent mechanism may link accumulation of beta-amyloid in the brain to cognitive impairment.


Creating a promising cancer vaccine from scratch is a multigenerational effort.

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In women with uterine fibroids, the drug elagolix suppresses ovarian hormone production and prevents heavy menstrual bleeding.

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New Jefferson cancer repository will house tissue samples from several cancer types for research purposes.


The famous cancer gene p53, which was thought to be less relevant in kidney cancer, may play a larger role than previously appreciated, suggesting new potential for treatment.   

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An interdisciplinary team of researchers explore how women use the social media platform to talk openly about the emotional distress of a miscarriage and how social media can inform patient care

foods to avoid with fatty liver disease

Fatty liver disease is serious but preventable. Learn if you’re at risk. 


Using a new sequencing method, this class of previously invisible RNA molecules were found to be abundantly expressed.

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