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pulmonary research

New Ways to Jump-Start Healing in Pulmonary Fibrosis

“The lung is the only organ that's continuously exposed to the outside, 12 breaths a minute, multiply that by 60 for an hour, times 24 hours, 365 days a year,” says Ross Summer, MD, professor of critical care medicine in the Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute.

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pulmonary research

Approaches for Targeting Asthma

Raymond Penn, PhD, understands asthma in a lot of ways.

As a father, he carts his daughter, an asthma sufferer, between appointments and always makes sure she has her inhaler within reach.

As director of the Center for Translational Medicine and director of pulmonary research at the Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute, asthma is also his day job. 

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orthopaedic research

New Approaches to Preventing Back Pain

Back pain is the single leading cause of disability throughout the world—responsible for the suffering of upwards of a half-billion people. The suffering it causes is one of the sources of the opioid epidemic in the U.S., and it is difficult to treat because its mechanisms are poorly understood.

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head and neck cancer research

From Molecular Breakthroughs to Innovative Therapies

In the fight against head and neck cancer, science matters. From molecular breakthroughs to innovative therapies and technologies, the work that is done in the lab today plays a crucial role in curing cancer tomorrow. If Jefferson is going to continue to be a premier destination for head and neck cancer treatment in the United States, then we must continue to invest in research.

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