Recent Research

Computerized Tomography of  a spine

Jefferson researchers discover major player in spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy and identify new therapeutic avenues.


Supported by data and smart technologies, smart cities is an emerging paradigm in the development of urban environments in an attempt to build more efficient, healthier and livable cities. It’s the intersection of the built environment (urban planning, infrastructure, buildings, recreational spaces), population health (public health, environmental issues) and technology. Integrated in buildings and city systems, sensors and controls monitor all aspects of life and are set to transform the urban landscape.


Researcher and student team up to explore a strategy that uses storytelling to creatively and effectively communicate about health issues. 

Photo of a young woman drinking her first cup of coffee early in the morning, enjoying her space and her freedom covered up in a blanket

Endometriosis pain doesn't stop when you can't see a doctor. We spoke with a researcher on endo home remedies that work.

Illustration of a damaged ribonucleic acid or dna strand

Researchers find that CRY-1, a regulator of circadian rhythms, promotes tumor progression by altering DNA repair.


Developing ways for rehab providers to track and evaluate patients’ functionality 

White Coats for Black Lives in Lubert Plaza

Worn from carrying the burden of fighting against racial injustice, a group of physicians pen a letter titled “Dear White People” asking colleagues in medicine to take up the cause of anti-racism. 

micro bubbles

Bursting gas-filled microbubbles using ultrasound waves sensitizes tumors to targeted radiation, reducing tumor growth and improving overall survival after treatment. 

man has symptoms of the virus, lies in bed

COVID-19 patients can lose muscle mass quickly while staying in bed. Experts demonstrate safe and effective ways to keep muscles and joints flexible and strong throughout recovery.  


Jefferson researchers find that the genetic underpinnings of a skin disorder at birth indicate future heart problems.

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