Research

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A distributed computing project takes on COVID-19
More than 1 million participants worldwide are running computer simulations at home to find potential drugs to counteract the coronavirus.
April 7, 2020
Domenico Pratico in the lab
Temple researchers show drug therapy helps Alzheimer’s disease in mice
The research team came away with promising results in the study of a drug molecule’s effect on the brain’s ability to stave off protein buildup.
February 4, 2020
Dr. Antonio Giordano
Virtual realities: research reveals promising intervention in cancer treatment
Temple-led research shows that virtual reality can help reduce anxiety and improve mood in women undergoing chemotherapy.
January 22, 2020
MRI image of the brain
Study of curse words could help traumatic brain injury patients
Knowing more about how our brains process profanity could help inform treatments, researchers say.
Associate Professor of Biology Vincenzo Carnevale in front of white board with equations
Temple researchers identify potential alternative to opioids for pain
The researchers, in collaboration with a West Coast biotech firm, are investigating an ion channel that may be used to reduce pain.
Domenico Praticò
Study: Olive oil can protect against dementia in mice
Temple scientists discovered that extra virgin olive oil can prevent brain deterioration.
Kamel Khalili and researcher in lab
Researchers discover HIV drug is effective against Zika virus
The drug, rilpivirine, may also be effective against other mosquito-borne viral diseases.
Marlene Jacobson in the lab
Pharmacologist’s research on rare diseases earns grant from Michael J. Fox Foundation
Associate Professor of Pharmacodynamics Marlene Jacobson’s research on treatments for a rare inherited condition have revealed a link to Parkinson’s.
Dr. Domenico Pratico
Temple researchers reverse cognitive impairments in mice with dementia
The breakthrough represents a significant advancement in knowledge of potential treatments for the illness. 
heather murphy
College of Public Health researcher works to improve sanitation worldwide
Heather Murphy will work with stakeholders in Uganda and India to improve sanitation conditions as part of a Bill and Melinda Gates grant-funded project.
Grand Bois Mountain in Haiti
Temple professor, airline CEO create Haiti’s first-ever private nature reserve
Center for Biodiversity Director S. Blair Hedges is teaming with a businessman to protect endangered species.
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Growing teeth: Researchers regenerate dental tissue
The collaborative research uses stem cells and smart scaffolds to regrow the root of a tooth.
Associate Dean for Health Disparities Grace Ma
NIH awards Center for Asian Health $13.5M grant to study cancer disparities
The five-year grant will support exploration of approaches to reducing cancer disparities among under-represented groups.