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2014-04-01 13:02:44

Antibiotics being explored for the treatment of cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy have the potential to trigger autoimmune disease The code for every gene includes a message at the end of it that signals the translation machinery to stop. Some diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and Duchenne muscular dystrophy, can result from mutations that insert this stop signal into the middle of an essential gene, causing the resulting protein to be truncated. Some antibiotics cause the cell's...

2013-11-30 23:21:11

To address a myriad of revenue cycle data and cash collection issues, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals recently deployed the Revenue360® platform along with its Eligibility Verification and Pricing Estimation modules. Revenue360 eliminates common registration errors, resulting in decreased claim denials, and also provides patients with an accurate out of pocket expense estimate, drastically increasing upfront cash collections. Beaverton, OR (PRWEB) November 30, 2013 The...

2013-11-12 08:34:10

NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF), Thomas Jefferson University (Jefferson) and Taconic have collaborated to create, validate and distribute a valuable pre-clinical research tool: a genetically engineered rat with fluorescent dopamine-producing neurons--neurons that are affected in Parkinson's disease. This unique nonprofit, academic and industry partnership provides easy and open access to this...

2013-11-08 23:19:56

Hilferty will be officially recognized at the 2013 Humanitarian Award Dinner on November 19. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 Magee Rehabilitation Hospital named Independence Blue Cross President and CEO Daniel J. Hilferty the 2013 Humanitarian Award Recipient for his outstanding contributions to the community and the Hospital. Hilferty will be honored at the 2013 Humanitarian Award Dinner on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia. “Magee’s...

2013-11-01 23:04:28

Jefferson Comprehensive Concussion Center will combine three, top-ranked institutions--Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Rothman Institute, and Wills Eye Hospital--to provide multidisciplinary care for concussion cases. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Rothman Institute and Wills Eye Hospital have collaborated to establish the Jefferson Comprehensive Concussion Center (J.C.C.C.) at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The J.C.C.C. will be among the very few...

2013-10-09 23:03:54

URAC and Thomas Jefferson University release study examining the role of new types of health insurance created by the ACA. (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 URAC and Thomas Jefferson University have released a study that examines the role of new types of health insurance created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As of October 1, under the ACA, health insurance exchanges offer subsidized health insurance coverage to individuals with low-to-moderate incomes who do not get coverage from their...

2013-06-20 16:26:59

Transformative Physician Leader for USF Health Returns to Philadelphia to Oversee New Structure PHILADELPHIA, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stephen K. Klasko, M.D., M.B.A., Dean of the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida and Chief Executive Officer of USF Health, has been appointed to the newly created position of President of Thomas Jefferson University and President and Chief Executive Officer of TJUH System. Klasko will begin his tenure at...

2013-06-05 08:28:20

EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MedeAnalytics, a leading provider of healthcare performance management solutions, announced today that Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals (TJUH) selected MedeAnalytics' ICD-10 Intelligence and Compliance and Revenue Integrity solutions to support their efforts pertaining to coding efficiency, corporate compliance, and risk assessment. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100621/SF23660LOGO) "With the daunting task of transitioning...

2013-06-03 23:14:09

A new, effective treatment option now exists for patients with cancer that has spread to their bones. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 Patients with cancer that has spread to their bones are often treated with radiation therapy to reduce pain. But if that treatment doesn´t work, or can´t be used again, a second, effective option now exists. Results of a clinical trial on the new therapy, presented by a researcher at Jefferson´s Kimmel Cancer Center, is being presented...

2013-06-03 23:14:07

The HER2 growth-factor gene is known to be over-active in breast and gastro-esophageal cancers. But now, irregularities in the genes ℠s expression – among them mutations, amplifications, substitutions, and translocations – have been found in 14 different advanced solid tumors. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 The HER2 growth-factor gene is known to be over-active in breast and gastro-esophageal cancers. But now, irregularities in the genes ℠s expression...