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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 the...
23-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Spiritual Retreats Change Feel-Good Chemical Systems in the Brain; May Prime for Spiritual Experiences

More Americans than ever are turning to spiritual, meditative and religious retreats as a way to reset their daily life and enhance wellbeing. Now, researchers at The Marcus Institute of Integrative Health at Thomas Jefferson University show there...
23-Mar-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A Simple Fix to Avoid Unnecessary Coronary Stents Is Overlooked by Cardiologists and Current Cardiovascular Guidelines

Physician researchers at Thomas Jefferson University suspect that some cases of coronary artery spasm go unrecognized and are incorrectly treated with stents. The good news – there could be a simple fix to eliminate these unnecessary stenting...
20-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

More IV Fluids, Fewer C-Sections

By pooling the data of several studies, Thomas Jefferson University researchers showed that a higher rate of IV fluids not only decreased C-section rates, but also shortened the overall length of labor by one hour, as well as shortened the pushing...
15-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Controlling Energy Production by Calcium Is an Organ-Specific Affair


Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University have shown that the composition of the mitochondrial calcium portal (the protein that regulates when and how much calcium enters) is different depending on the organ in the body, and this difference allows...
7-Mar-2017 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Viral Protein Transforms as It Measures Out DNA


. Jefferson researchers pieced together the three-dimensional atomic structure of a doughnut-shaped protein that acts like a door or ‘portal’ for the DNA to get in and out of the capsid, and have now discovered that this protein begins to...
30-Jan-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Diabetes Drug Takes Aim at Cancer’s Fuel Source

To understand how metformin changes the biology of cancer cells, researchers at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University tested tumor cells before and after metformin treatment in non-diabetic cancer patients. The pilot...
25-Jan-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

A Receptor Discovered for Progranulin

Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center discovered a cell-surface receptor highly expressed by cancerous and brain cells that directly and tightly binds progranulin. Importantly, the researchers also showed that...
30-Nov-2016 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Jefferson Experts Available for Outside Commentary on NEJM Testosterone Replacement Study


18-Feb-2016 3:05 PM EST

February Is Heart Month - Jefferson Experts Recommend Steps You Can Take Today to Protect Your Heart Tomorrow.

2-Feb-2016 2:05 PM EST

Jefferson Experts: What Works for Getting to and Maintaining a Healthy Weight?

An individualized, multi-disciplinary approach is essential, as what works for one person may not work for another.
11-Jan-2016 8:00 AM EST

Jefferson Expert: GERD Is More Than Just a Nuisance

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Awareness Week is observed the week of Thanksgiving, as Americans prepare to indulge in the holiday season. A Jefferson expert warns that GERD is more than a nuisance.
20-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST

Jefferson Expert Available to Comment on Low-Dose CT Scans for High Risk Patients

6-Feb-2015 3:00 PM EST

November Is Family Caregiver Month. Jefferson Expert Available to Explain How Occupational Therapy Can Help Caregivers of Individuals with Dementia


10-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

Jefferson Expert Available to Speak About Specialized Therapy for Lymphedema

30-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

September is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness Month - Jefferson Expert Available


15-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

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