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
E-mail
admin.mms@jefferson.edu
Some content from Wikipedia, licensed under CC BY-SA

More IV fluids, fewer c-sections

Labor is an intensely strenuous activity, with the uterine muscle contracting every few minutes to reposition a baby through the pelvis and down the birth canal. Even low levels of dehydration can seriously compromise normal ...

Mar 15, 2017
popularity0 comments 0

Diabetes drug takes aim at cancer's fuel source

In the last three years, researchers have shown that diabetic patients with head and neck cancer, may have better outcomes than non-diabetic patients when they are taking the drug metformin for their diabetes. In order to ...

Jan 25, 2017
popularity2 comments 0

Elusive receptor for progranulin found

Progranulin is produced and secreted by most cells in the body. From skin to immune cells, brain to bone marrow cells, progranulin plays a key role in maintaining normal cellular function. In cancer, too much progranulin ...

Nov 30, 2016
popularity0 comments 0

Targeting breast cancer metabolism to fight the disease

How does a cancer cell burn calories? New research from Thomas Jefferson University shows that breast cancer cells rely on a different process for turning fuel into energy than normal cells. The results were recently published ...

Nov 28, 2016
popularity175 comments 0

New approach tests the strength of immunity

The immune system orchestrates large and small scale attacks on innumerous targets: viruses, bacteria, cancer, but it also misfires causing allergy or autoimmune reactions. Compounding the problem, not every immune reaction ...

Oct 27, 2016
popularity61 comments 0