Science and Technology

Jefferson Investigates: Scar Tissue, Asthma Control, and Adherence to Diabetes Medication
Exploring a new technique to break down scar tissue, a text-message intervention in young asthma patients and how conversations may improve diabetes treatment in African American patients.
Finding Calm in Ocean Waves and Galaxies
Researchers explore whether an immersive environment of calming imagery and sound can reduce stress.
Jefferson Investigates: COVID and Platelets, Training for Inclusive Care and Benefits of Safe, Green Spaces
Exploring how COVID can alter the genetic composition of platelets, a training program to improve care for sexual and gender minorities and how safety can influence the health benefits of parks.
Mechanical Engineering Capstones Address Real-World Problems
Student projects work to improve crosswalk safety and explore sustainable filtration systems for microplastics and lead.
Scenes From the Research as Art Celebration
The Jefferson community comes together to experience the work of researchers through stunning visuals.
What Can Sports Reveal About America?
Dr. Kevin Thompson shares the lessons he’s learned by studying the connection between sports, politics and culture in American society.
Jefferson Investigates: Fentanyl Test Strips, Liver Transplantation, Trauma and Maternal Mortality
New research on using harm reduction tools in emergency rooms; reassessing liver donors who were on life support; and investigating the impact of trauma in Black maternal mortality.
How Do We Improve Awareness About Menstruation and Period Poverty?
Conversations around menstrual health may combat stigma and improve equal access to period products.
With NASA Internship, Nutrition Student Helps to Fuel Astronauts
The experience allowed Gabrielle Zimmerman to better understand the role of food and nutrition in a space mission’s success.
The Science Behind Forensic Drug Analysis
Forensic toxicologists work across the medical and criminal legal systems to understand the rapidly-changing landscape of drugs in the U.S.
23 Memorable Jefferson Moments for 2023
The Nexus looks back at some of the biggest stories from the past year.