Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University may have found the ticket to helping men fight prostate cancer more efficiently and over a longer period of time. While prostate cancer is usually treatable in its early stages, men affected with cancer that has metastasized into their bones have a greatly reduced chance of fighting the deadly disease.Read More
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Earlier this year, the Thomas Jefferson University Medical School received a remarkable donation of $110 million dollars. This donation, from the Sidney Kimmel Foundation, renamed the medical school to the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and will help enrich the school's facilities, students, faculty, and research.Read More
Premature birth, babies born before 37 weeks, can cause serious health problems for the half a million babies born early every year in the U.S. Health risks for premature babies include cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, vision and breathing problems, and hearing impairment. There are many different factors that can lead to preterm birth, but most of these factors are poorly understood. Further research is clearly needed to help better understand the causes of premature birth to lead to preventative methods. The March of Dimes Foundation of Philadelphia recently announced that it will donate $10 million over five years to establish a new Prematurity Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania. (Picture on right courtesy of Jennifer of Biotechnology Calendar, Inc.)Read More
Thomas Jefferson University is on the forefront of research lab science and healthcare development. Although the university is based in Philadelphia, Thomas Jefferson administrators and research lab scientists envision the school breaking out into the global science research market. Dr. Stephen K. Klasko, president of Thomas Jefferson University, has an innovative plan to unite Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals and the institution’s 800 physicians under a single entity.
The University of Pennsylvania is currently in the planning stages of constructing a new research campus along the Schuylkill River. The South Bank of the Schuylkill, pronounced ‘SKOO-kəl,’ is a vital component of the University of Pennsylvania’s campus development vision. The Penn Connects 2.0 strategy has added 3 million square feet of space to new UPenn research campuses since 2006.
Research funding at the University of Pennsylvania will increase in 2014 thanks to the grants from the NIH and several other organizations.
UPenn is a top research marketplace with significant funding from federal and private sources. In addtion to the main campus, UPENN is developing property on the Schulkill River to expand its research facilities and programs.
This year the annual BioResearch Product Faire™ Event at Thomas Jefferson University will be held on campus in close proximity to researchers, research labs, and department adminstrators. This marks a change over the past few years when the show was held off campus at a local hotel. This event is open to Philadelphia area life science professionals interested in seeing the newest lab technologies available. This year the event will be held at the Bluemle Life Science Building where as many as 20 companies will be present to share their newest technologies with the Thomas Jefferson research community.
At the University of Pennsylvania, three faculty members have been awarded Sloan Fellowships. For over 50 years the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has identified and recognized young scientists with significant leadership potential. We'd like to invite our readers in joining us to recognize the already significant contributions and long term career potential of the following UPENN scientists as reported by Evan Lerner today at UPENN: