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Mindfulness protects adults’ health from the impacts of childhood adversity
A study led by Robert Whitaker, professor of public health and pediatrics at Temple University, examines the relationship between childhood adversity, mindfulness and health.
September 15, 2014
Researchers identify new target for treating heart failure
A new study by a team of Temple University School of Medicine researchers has identified a promising target for the treatment of heart failure.
September 10, 2014
Impact of Gulf oil spill broader than predicted
The April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill has had a broader impact on coral communities in the Gulf of Mexico than originally predicted, according to a team of researchers that includes Temple marine biologist Erik Cordes.
September 4, 2014
Researchers unearth earliest evidence of plate tectonics
Rock unearthed from a mountain belt in northeastern South Africa has shown the earliest known evidence of plate tectonics, pre-dating their previous known existence by 240 million years.
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.
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.
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.
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.