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Canola Oil Linked to Worsened Memory and Learning Ability in Alzheimer's Disease, Temple Researchers Report


(Philadelphia, PA) – Canola oil is one of the most widely consumed vegetable oils in the world, yet surprisingly little is known about its effects on health. Now, a new study published online December 7 in the journal Scientific Reports by researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University associates the consumption of canola oil in the diet with worsened memory, worsened learning ability and weight gain in mice which model Alzheimer’s disease. The study is the first to suggest that canola oil is more harmful than healthful for the brain.
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Clot-Busting Drugs Not Recommended for
Most Patients with Blood Clots
Temple Part of Large Clinical Trial Which Concludes Such Treatment Does Not Prevent Long-Term Complications


Not all patients with blood clots in their legs – a condition known as deep vein thrombosis – need to receive powerful but risky clot-busting drugs, according to results of a large-scale, multicenter clinical trial.
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Temple’s Dr. Larry Kaiser Named a “Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEO to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review


(Philadelphia, PA) – Larry R. Kaiser, MD, FACS, President and CEO of Temple University Health System, the Lewis Katz Dean and Professor of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, and Senior Executive Vice President for Health Affairs at Temple University, has been named one of “183 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know,” by Becker’s Hospital Review.
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Temple Researchers Identify Genetic Factors Linked to
Acquired Narrowing of the Airway


(Philadelphia, PA) – Endotracheal intubation, in which a tube is inserted through the voice box (larynx) into the windpipe, and tracheotomy, in which surgery is undertaken to create a hole through the neck and into the windpipe (trachea) to facilitate breathing, are widely used in the hospital setting for elective surgery and in cases of serious illness or critical injury. In rare instances, however, the procedures result in the development of scarring and narrowing of the larynx and trachea, a condition known as acquired laryngotracheal stenosis (ALTS). Who is susceptible to ALTS – and why – is unclear, but according to new research at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, genetic and ethnic background may be underlying factors.
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Dr. Norihisa Shigemura Appointed Surgical Director of Lung
Failure & Lung Transplantation at Temple University Hospital


(Philadelphia, PA) Norihisa Shigemura, MD, PhD, has been appointed Surgical Director of Lung Failure, and Surgical Director of Lung Transplantation at Temple University Hospital, and Associate Professor of Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.
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Temple’s Dr. Walter J. Koch Earns American Heart Association’s
Prestigious “Basic Research Prize” for 2017


(Philadelphia, PA) – The American Heart Association (AHA) has named Temple’s Walter J. Koch, PhD, winner of its prestigious “Basic Research Prize” for 2017. Dr. Koch is the William Wikoff Smith Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine, Professor and Chair of Pharmacology, and Professor and Director of the Center for Translational Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.
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Temple’s Dr. Abbas El-Sayed Abbas is New President
of the Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society


(Philadelphia, PA) – Abbas El-Sayed Abbas, MD, Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Thoracic Surgeon-in-Chief for Temple University Health System, has been elected to serve as President of the Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society. 
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Temple's Dr. J. Milo Sewards to be Honored at November 2nd Temple Football Game for His Service to Our Country


(Philadelphia, PA) - Temple's J. Milo Sewards, MD, will be honored at the November 2nd Temple football game vs. Navy for his service to our country. Dr. Sewards will be reporting for a deployment with the U.S. Navy.
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Temple University Hospital Selected
to Join Perinatal Research Consortium


(Philadelphia, PA) – Temple University Hospital has been selected to join the Perinatal Research Consortium, a network of healthcare institutions with the shared goal of using collaboration to develop and perform the highest quality research in perinatal and women’s health, and serving as a valuable research resource for individual researchers, institutions and industries.
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Temple University Hospital and St. Luke’s University Health Network Formally Announce Strategic Partnership for Four Transplant Services


(Philadelphia, PA) – Temple University Hospital and St. Luke’s University Health Network are formally announcing a strategic partnership for transplant services that will streamline coordination of care and minimize the amount of travel required by patients in St. Luke’s vicinity. The partnership covers heart, bone marrow, liver and kidney transplant. read more »