Research

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.
January 16, 2020
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.
January 7, 2020
Domenico Praticò
Study: Olive oil can protect against dementia in mice
Temple scientists discovered that extra virgin olive oil can prevent brain deterioration.
November 26, 2019
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.
Two scientists working in a lab
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.
researchers Marisol Tellez Merchán and Richard Heimberg
Temple attains $2.59 million grant to combat dental anxiety
A collaboration between Temple University's dentistry and psychology researchers is showing promising results in the battle against dental anxiety.
Hai-Lung Dai at a whiteboard
Temple team earns major grant to build advanced microscope
The interdisciplinary team led by Professors Eric Borguet and Hai-Lung Dai will use the $1 million-plus grant to build a nonlinear optical microscope.
Dr. Lee-Yuan Liu-Chen and Dr. Ellen Unterwald
The opioid effect: New study offers insights into brain’s response to addictive painkillers
Researchers from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine and partner institutions developed a tool that will aid in the search for a new class of painkillers with fewer side effects.