Research

Toxic dispersant used to clean oil spill
The dispersant used to remediate the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is more toxic to corals than the spilled oil, according to a study conducted at Temple University.
April 10, 2015
Temple in top 100 of NSF’s research rankings
Reflecting the continuing growth of the university’s research enterprise, Temple has moved into the top 100 for research expenditures, according to the latest rankings from the National Science Foundation.
April 7, 2015
Study correlates scents with purchasing tendencies
Marketing Professor Maureen Morrin and a research team found that rooms with warm scents caused consumers to prefer luxury items and increase their spending. This marks a revolutionary finding in the field of consumer behavior.
April 1, 2015
Antidepressant could reverse heart failure
A School of Medicine research team has found that the commonly prescribed antidepressant Paxil restores heart function in mice with heart failure.
Tree of life shows clocklike emergence of new species
A team of Temple researchers has assembled the largest and most accurate tree of life calibrated to time, and depicted it in an innovative, cosmologically inspired way.
Using 3-D cameras and high-speed broadband to enhance public safety
Researchers in Temple’s Department of Computer and Information Sciences are developing a mobile surveillance camera system that will provide police officers with enhanced viewing capabilities.
Grant examines HIV-1 and cocaine interaction
A five-year, $7.4 million National Institute on Drug Abuse grant will support the continued focus on HIV-1 research by Kamel Khalili, chair of the Department of Neuroscience.
Discovery may help fight flu
A discovery by a team of Temple scientists shows promise for developing more effective antiviral drugs that can be used in the treatment of the influenza virus.
Temple's HIV discovery among top 100 stories in 2014
A technology developed by researchers at Temple University School of Medicine has been selected among the top 100 science stories for 2014 by 'Discover' magazine. The technique has the potential to eliminate HIV from the genome of individual cells.
Endangered lemurs illegally kept as pets threaten species survival
An estimated 28,000 lemurs have been illegally kept as pets in Madagascar over the past three years, possibly threatening conservation efforts and hastening the extinction of some lemur species, according to a study by Temple University researchers.
Study finds brain receptor cell could be new target for Alzheimer’s
Blocking a key receptor in brain cells that is used by oxygen free radicals could play a major role in neutralizing the biological consequences of Alzheimer’s disease, according to researchers at Temple University's School of Medicine.
Last half decade sees robust growth in Temple’s tech revenues
The expansion of Temple's research enterprise, highlighted by the recent dedication of the Science Education and Research Center, has led to a dramatic increase in commercialization revenues from university-developed technologies.
Princeton University President Emeritus and Temple alumna Shirley Tilghman to speak at Provost Lecture Series
On Nov. 20, world-renowned scholar Shirley Tilghman, MED ’75, will visit Temple’s Main Campus as part of Temple’s Provost Lecture Series to discuss the current state of U.S. biomedical research.