Thomas Jefferson University

Thomas Jefferson University (Jefferson) traces its roots to 1824 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jefferson is a private health related research, physician training, graduate school and patient care institution. The university is affiliated with the Jefferson Medical College, Jefferson College of Graduate Studies and the Jefferson College of Health Professions and several local hospitals. Jefferson is consistently rated in the top tier of health care educational and research institutions in the USA. Jefferson publishes research abstracts, newsletters and stories on the status of on-going research.

Address
1020 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107-5587
Website
http://www.jefferson.edu/main/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Jefferson_University

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Cancer

Hole-forming protein may suppress tumor growth

Sometimes cells need to die. The process of cell death is encoded within the genome of all higher organisms to kill off cancerous cells, and as a normal part of development to shape a mass of embryonic cells into the organism ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Developing a vaccine against Nipah virus

Nipah virus is a type of RNA virus transmitted from animals to humans. The infection causes severe respiratory illness and symptoms including cough, headache and fever, which can progress into encephalitis, seizure and coma. ...

Medical research

Searching for better treatments for irritated tendons

When tendons get irritated it can lead to a serious condition called tendinosis—a common class of sports and workplace injuries—which is also common in older individuals. It can take many weeks of rest for tendon irritation ...

Cancer

Potential treatment for cancer in butterfly disease

Children with the severe skin disease, recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB), also known as butterfly disease, often develop an aggressive and fatal skin cancer by early adulthood. Now an international team of ...

Medical research

New role for death molecule

Cellular death is vital for health. Without it, we could develop autoimmune diseases or cancers. But a cell's decision to self-destruct is tightly regulated, so that it only happens to serve the best interests of the body. ...

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