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Antidepressant could reverse heart failure
Type: News Story
A School of Medicine research team has found that the commonly prescribed antidepressant Paxil restores heart function in mice with heart failure.
March 9, 2015
Temple offers promising new drugs for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Type: News Story
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
Temple University researchers successfully eliminate HIV virus from cultured human cells
Type: News Story
A team of researchers at Temple University School of Medicine has designed a way to permanently remove HIV-1 genes from human cells.
July 22, 2014
Temple’s Department of Public Health and CORE run to promote walking
Type: News Story
To promote wellness in the Latino community, approximately 20 faculty members and students in Temple’s Department of Public Health and the Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) will run in the New Jersey Marathon.
April 18, 2014
Temple establishes public cord blood donation program
Type: News Story
With the Mason Shaffer Foundation and Community Blood Services, Temple University Hospital has established Philadelphia’s first public cord blood donation program, which can help patients in need of life-saving transplants.
April 15, 2014
School of Medicine departments ranked nationally for NIH funding
Type: News Story
Three basic science departments in Temple’s School of Medicine—neuroscience, physiology and pharmacology—have been ranked nationally among the top 25 for the amount of research funding they were awarded by the National Institutes of Health in 2013.
January 21, 2014
Tumor-suppressing genes might play important role in obesity, diabetes and cancer
Type: News Story
The function of two tumor-suppressing genes could play a vital role in helping to control obesity and other diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer, according to researchers in the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine at Temple.
January 17, 2014
Youthful stem cells from bone can heal the heart: Temple researchers
Type: News Story
Research led by senior investigator Steven R. Houser at the School of Medicine's Cardiovascular Research Center has found that stem cells in cortical, or compact, bone can be more effective than the heart's own stem cells in regenerating heart tissue.
September 5, 2013
Improving eating habits is aim of health-focused community garden
Type: News Story
Educating children and their families about the importance of healthy food choices is the goal of the Medible Learning Garden, located on the side of the Medical Education and Research Building at Temple's Health Sciences Center. The plot of green space contains several flower beds where seasonal vegetables and herbs have been planted and grown by student volunteers.
September 6, 2013
Stress hormone could trigger mechanism for the onset of Alzheimer’s
Type: News Story
A chemical hormone released in the body as a reaction to stress could be a key trigger of the mechanism for the late onset of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study led by School of Medicine Professor Domenico Praticò.
June 18, 2013
Obesity expert Gary Foster appointed to Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
Type: News Story
Temple Center for Obesity Research and Education Director Gary D. Foster has been appointed to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee by the U.S. secretaries of Health and Human Services and Agriculture.
May 31, 2013
NIH grant focuses on nanotechnology to treat prostate cancer
Type: News Story
Through a five-year, $1.58 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health, Ho-Lun Wong, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences, is using nanoparticles as a delivery system to target the prostate cancer cells with an RNA-based drug.
April 2, 2013
Kornberg School gets $1.75 million gift to improve children’s dental access
Type: News Story
A $1.75 million gift to the Kornberg School of Dentistry from UnitedHealthcare and the United Healthcare Foundation will fund a new initiative designed to improve children’s access to oral health care. Project ENGAGE is a new health promotion system that will reach out to at-risk children and families to remove barriers to dental care.
February 19, 2013
Brain protein could control two major brain signatures in Alzheimer’s
Type: News Story
Studies led by Domenico Praticò, professor of pharmacology and microbiology and immunology in Temple’s School of Medicine, have found that controlling or inhibiting the brain enzyme 5-lipoxygenase could be a key to controlling the two proteins that are major brain pathological signatures for Alzheimer’s disease.
February 10, 2013
TU Advisory: Jan. 3 robbery west of Health Sciences campus
Type: Announcement
Temple University Police have issued an advisory regarding a robbery with a gun involving a Temple student and an employee Thursday, Jan. 3, at 5:50 p.m. outside 1426 W. Venango Street, west of the Health Sciences campus.
January 4, 2013
Temple Hospital staff makes a special moment possible
Type: News Story
Hospitalized for infection, retired Temple Police Commander Ike Johnstone would not have been able to see his son Lance inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame without special service by Temple University Hospital staff. As part of a multidisciplinary effort led by chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery T.
October 12, 2012
Sleep deprivation and postpartum weight gain are focus of new study
Type: News Story
Temple researcher Sharon Herring will begin studying whether sleep loss contributes to postpartum weight gain in new mothers. Funded by a $486,000 Clinical Scientist Development Award from the Doris Duke Foundation, the study will focus on urban, low-income mothers, who have the highest levels of obesity in America.
July 10, 2012
Peace sculpture recognizes Dental School’s global outreach
Type: News Story
The Kornberg School of Dentistry recently unveiled a seven-foot, 800-pound bronze “Tree of Peace” sculpture created by UNESCO Artist for Peace Hedva Ser in recognition of the school's efforts to secure peace by improving oral health around the world.
May 14, 2012
Obesity study focuses on healthy nutrition in group homes
Type: News Story
Researchers at Temple's Center for Obesity Research and Education are exploring whether education on healthy nutrition can help people with developmental disabilities who live in community homes to lose weight.
April 23, 2012
Faces of Temple: Akhila Vasthare
Type: News Story
In the latest installment of the student profile series, fourth-year medical student Akhila Vasthare discusses her motivation to touch lives outside the hospital by teaching a Yoga class that promotes physical wellness among middle-school students in a Philadelphia immigrant community.
March 25, 2012
Collection of dental relics catalogued in online database
Type: News Story
A new online database makes the entire Historical Dental Museum Collection at Temple's Kornberg School of Dentistry viewable to the general public.
March 20, 2012
Study shows how high-fat diets increase colon cancer risk
Type: News Story
A study led by Carmen Sapienza, professor of pathology in Temple’s Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology, may explain why eating too much fat and sugar puts a person at greater risk for colon cancer.
March 6, 2012
Literacy program gives families a pathway to postsecondary education
Type: News Story
Offered in partnership with the Community College of Philadelphia, the Center for Social Policy and Community Development's “Making the Dream of College Come True” program provides literacy and life-skill classes to help families plan their path to postsecondary education.
January 30, 2012
Protein in the brain could be a key target in controlling Alzheimer’s
Type: News Story
Temple researchers have discovered that a protein in the brain could play a key role in regulating the creation of amyloid beta, the major component of plaques implicated in the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
January 23, 2012

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