News & Events
Jefferson Researcher Identifies Targets for Better Anti-Thrombotic Medicine
Blood thinners, such as aspirin, reduce the risk of thrombus formation but also interfere with the initial clot formation that is essential for preventing blood loss from the wounds. Now researchers have discovered that a molecule plays a role in thrombus development, but not the initial clot formation, suggesting a new avenue for developing more specific and protective blood thinners.
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and Jefferson Health Launch the Neu Center for Supportive Medicine and Cancer Survivorship
The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson received a $3 million development donation from education and healthcare philanthropists Esperanza and David Neu to establish the Neu Center for Supportive Medicine and Cancer Survivorship.
Sacrificing Sleep for Love
In research published on May 16th in eLife, researchers report discovery of neurons that allow male fruit flies to suppress sleep so they can court female flies.
Buprenorphine Cuts Length of Stay Nearly in Half for Infants Withdrawing from Opioids
Jefferson research shows buprenorphine effectively cuts the length of hospital stay to nearly half in infants withdrawing from opioids.
TJU Researchers Investigate How Chlamydia Causes Disease
Chlamydia trachomatis is a major cause of sexually transmitted disease that continues to be quite common in the United States.
Jefferson Mourns Long-Time Benefactor, Dorrance H. Hamilton
Mrs. Dorrance H. Hamilton was a long-time Jefferson citizen and friend, a generous benefactor and one of our city's leading philanthropists.
The Overuse of Imaging Procedures on the Decline Since 2008
Researchers from the Department of Radiology at Thomas Jefferson University now show that not only has usage of high tech imaging studies leveled off, but there has been somewhat of a decline in recent years.
Jefferson Welcomes Jack Ludmir, MD, as Senior Vice President & Associate Provost
Jefferson announced the appointment of Jack Ludmir, MD, as Senior Vice President of Physician Engagement and Integration and Associate Provost for Community and Global Initiatives.
Virtual Environment Education Reduces Anxiety Prior to Radiation Therapy in Prostate Cancer Patients
Radiation therapists and physicians know that education can reduce anxiety before radiation treatment but lack a standardized tool. In an effort to solve this problem, a multidisciplinary team from Jefferson College of Health Professions and Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University conducted a pilot study to see if a virtual environment education program could reduce some of the anxiety their patients face.
Spiritual Retreats Change Feel-Good Chemical Systems in the Brain; May Prime for Spiritual Experiences
Researchers at The Marcus Institute of Integrative Health at Thomas Jefferson University show there are changes in the dopamine and serotonin systems in the brains of retreat participants.