Thomas Jefferson University

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Lynne Adkins
August 21, 2019 - 7:57 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Smoking is a major cause of head and neck cancer and now researchers have shown it also makes the disease more aggressive. Dr. Joseph Curry, associate professor of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery at Thomas Jefferson University, says you can think of the...
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Shara Dae Howard
June 12, 2019 - 6:15 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Brigid Jensen has always been skilled in the science and mathematics field — it runs in the family. But her determination to cure ALS runs deeper. When Jensen was 2, her grandfather died from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. The few lucid moments he had were sparked...
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Schuylkill River
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Pat Loeb
May 01, 2019 - 3:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After years of warnings that the Schuylkill River was in danger of becoming impassable, city and local university officials announced Wednesday that together they have raised $4.5 million for a dredging project. The Schuylkill Navy, which oversees Boathouse Row,...
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Hadas Kuznits
March 15, 2019 - 5:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Friday was a big day for fourth-year medical students around the country: Match Day. Hundreds of students from Thomas Jefferson University’s Sidney Kimmel Medical College shared hugs and tears, celebrating the day where roughly 18,000 medical students across the...
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Christmas Berry Plant
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Lynne Adkins
January 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Researchers are turning to Mother Nature to help in the battle against eye cancer. Patients with uveal melanoma, the most common eye cancer in adults, may one day be treated with a compound from a common shrub found in the garden. "It's a Christmas berry, so one...
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Steve Tawa
January 11, 2019 - 1:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Thomas Jefferson University is looking to do another acquisition: Fox Chase Cancer Center in the northeast part of the city. Jefferson is negotiating with Temple University Health System to buy the highly regarded 100-bed medical center. Jefferson President Steve...
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Cannabis
Justin Udo
October 05, 2018 - 8:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Thomas Jefferson University played host this week to a cannabis invention competition that gave marijuana and hemp entrepreneurs a chance to pitch their businesses to a panel of investors. "This is what Forbes calls the fastest growing industry sector in the U.S...
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Hundreds of protesters rally against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Sept. 24, 2018. They protested for a #BelieveSurvivors Walkout against Kavanaugh, who has been accused by at least two women of sexual assault.
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Kim Glovas
September 25, 2018 - 4:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — From the accusations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, to Bill Cosby's sentence of three to 10 years in state prison Tuesday for aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand, they highlight the impact the #MeToo movement has...
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Willie Baronet, an artist and professor, purchased signs from the homeless people that they used to pander for money and turned them into a hanging art instillation.
Thomas Jefferson University
Justin Udo
September 20, 2018 - 5:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An unlikely form of art has taken center stage at Thomas Jefferson University. Over the summer, Rosemary Frasso and nine of her students from the university's medical school and public health program interviewed 40 homeless people in Philadelphia. "Our goal was to...
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Lynne Adkins
September 10, 2018 - 9:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We've been told that it's vital to keep mentally and physically active as we age. Now, a new study proves it really does help. You can help older adults set a goal like walking more by developing a plan to make it happen — and to follow through with it. Thomas...
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