Heart disease is common in patients with diabetes and doctors assumed the path to heart disease was to be the same for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Now researchers at Jefferson have identified a unique molecular pathway that may explain some of the differences.
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Un-abating pain after spinal cord injury may come from nerves that are not directly impacted by the injury. This so-called neuropathic pain is caused by a malfunction of the nerves and is particularly difficult to remedy.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, and is a cancer that kills more black than white patients. Although research supports the idea that socioeconomic factors drive the survival disparity, it’s been unclear which factors play the biggest role, making it difficult to design effective intervention strategies. Researchers at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson undertook a deep analysis to examine the factors.
For months, Dr. Stuart Weiner and a fellow had been waiting in anticipation for the arrival of Philadelphia Zoo’s newest addition – a baby gorilla. An expert in maternal fetal medicine, Dr. Weiner has helped thousands of women deliver babies, many of whom had high risk pregnancies. But Honi would have been Dr. Weiner’s first gorilla.
Drs. Amy Leader and Ronald Myers have developed an online tool to help patients come to terms with their own fears and preconceptions about clinical trials, in order to help them make informed decisions about their care.