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Study shows that pain and itch may be signs of skin cancer
According to a new study headed by Gil Yosipovitch, director of the Temple Itch Center, asking patients if a suspicious skin lesion is painful or itchy may help doctors decide whether the spot is likely to be cancerous.
August 14, 2014
Temple offers promising new drugs for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Two new investigational drugs in the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a debilitating and deadly lung condition, are being offered to patients at Temple Lung Center.
August 5, 2014
New Temple center to focus on energy applications
Temple’s College of Science and Technology will be the new home of an Energy Frontier Research Center focusing on the design of new layered materials that will have potential use in energy applications.
July 31, 2014
Temple University researchers successfully eliminate HIV virus from cultured human cells
A team of researchers at Temple University School of Medicine has designed a way to permanently remove HIV-1 genes from human cells.
Study to investigate whether ibuprofen can reverse the effects of emphysema
Temple University Hospital is participating in a nationwide, phase II clinical trial testing the possibility that ibuprofen can reverse the effects of emphysema.
Researchers to study racial disparities in head and neck cancers
The American Cancer Society has awarded a $1.7 million grant to researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Center to investigate factors that may contribute to the racial disparities seen among those diagnosed with head and neck cancers.
Geologist helps find and protect endangered sea turtle nest
While at a state park off of the Gulf Coast of Florida to study the development of the shoreline, Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Science Ilya Buynevich used georadar to assist in locating and protecting the nest of an endangered green sea turtle.
NIH grant to explore new possibilities in heart failure treatment
Thanks to an $11.5 million grant, scientists in Temple University's School of Medicine will focus on key molecular mechanisms in heart failure, which could lead to the development of new heart therapies.
Temple launches national network to evaluate fatherhood programs
Temple University and the Center for Policy Research in Denver have launched the Fatherhood Research and Practice Network (FRPN). The FRPN is being established through a five-year, $4.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.
Hipster prototype evolved from cultural disconnection, research shows
The topic of Victoria Marchiony’s senior research project is sure to spark a dialogue among members of the millennial generation. The journalism major devoted her final semester at the Temple University School of Media and Communication to finding out what makes “hipsters” tick.
Diet beverages might play a positive role in weight loss, study finds
Diet or zero-calorie beverages might play a positive role in weight loss when consumed as a part of a behavioral weight-loss program, according to a new study involving researchers from the Center for Obesity Research and Education at Temple University.
Temple chemists develop a way to make lithium batteries safer, cheaper
Lithium ion batteries, central to powering most modern technology such as laptop computers, cell phones, hybrid vehicles and even solar-energy storage, are potentially dangerous—the liquid electrolytes used in the manufacturing of those batteries can be volatile. Now, two Temple chemists have developed a way of creating a solid electrolyte that might reduce the battery’s volatility without decreasing its conductivity or increasing its costs.
Biology faculty and students explore deep-sea coral in the Gulf
Erik Cordes, assistant professor of biology at Temple, is on a scientific voyage to study how ocean acidification and climate change are affecting deep-sea coral. Cordes and his team recently boarded the research ship Atlantis for an investigative journey across the Gulf from April 27 to May 16.