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Penn Dental-Univ of Florida Team Treats Pulmonary Hypertension Through the Leaves of Plants »

Oct 13, 2014 This study by Dr. Henry Daniell and collaborators has shown a way to deliver a therapy through oral delivery for a disease in critical need of an innovative therapy.

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Penn Dental-NIH Team Discovers New Type of Cell Movement in 3D Matrix »

Sep 02, 2014 Dr. Michel Koo and NIH collaborators found the nucleus propels cells, creating pressure that thrusts the plasma membrane forward, in a study published in Science.

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In the News: NIDCR ScienceSpotlight Features Penn Dental Collaboration on LAD-I Periodontitis »

Aug 31, 2014 Collaboration of Dr. George Hajishengallis with NIDCR investigator identifies targets to reverse bone loss and inflammation in immune disorder.

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Plant-based Research at Penn Dental Prevents Complication of Hemophilia Treatment in Mice »

Aug 30, 2014 In a new study, a research team led by Dr. Henry Daniell is using plant cells to teach the immune system to tolerate rather than attack the clotting factor protein used in treating hemophilia.

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In the News: Dr. Sunday Akintoye’s Research Featured in NCI Grantee Spotlight »

Aug 12, 2014 The National Cancer Institute spotlights the research of grantee Dr. Akintoye, who is studying the behavior of jaw bone stem cells and cancer treatment complications.

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Oral Medicine Faculty, Publication Receive Golden Pen Award »

Aug 08, 2014 Drs. Thomas Sollecito, Eric Stoopler recognized by the ICD as editors of Dental Clinics of North America Clinical Approaches to Oral Mucosal Disorders: Part I.

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In the News: Restoring Works from the Thomas W. Evans Art Collection »

Jul 17, 2014 The Penn Current talks with Dean Denis Kinane on the work done to restore pieces from the late 19th-century art collection of Thomas Evans.

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Dr. Morton Amsterdam, Renowned Educator and Clinician, Dies at 92 »

Jul 10, 2014 Professor Emeritus in the Department of Periodontics, Dr. Amsterdam had a far-reaching impact on the fields of periodontics and advanced restorative dentistry.

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Dr. Dana Graves Receives IADR Distinguished Scientist Award »

Jun 25, 2014 Dr.Graves was recognized for his “outstanding achievements” in periodontal disease research. The award was presented today at the 92nd IADR General Session & Exhibition.

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Gum Disease Bacteria Selectively Disarm Immune System, Penn Study Finds »

Jun 11, 2014 A study from the lab of Dr. George Hajishengallis shows that bacteria responsible for periodontitis cause a two-prong manipulation of the human immune system.

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Pediatric Residency Program Doubles in Size »

Jun 11, 2014 The School has doubled the number of pediatric residents accepted each year; the first class at this larger size starts in July.

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Dr. Thomas Sollecito Receives Thomas Evans Achievement Award »

May 21, 2014 The Evans Award is the Alumni Society’s highest recognition award. Dr. Sollecito is only the seventh recipient since the award’s establishment in 1993.

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Penn Team Identifies Promising New Target to Treat Periodontal Disease »

May 20, 2014 Dr. George Hajishengallis and collaborators from Penn Medicine have shown a promising new target, a component of the immune system, for the treatment of periodontitis.

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Penn Dental Medicine Faculty Members Receive 2014 Teaching Awards »

May 14, 2014 Faculty members were honored for excellence in teaching by the graduating class at the School’s Senior Farewell, held May 13 at The Bellevue.

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In the News: A Lettuce Cure »

May 08, 2014 Featured in the May/June issue of The Pennsylvania Gazette, is a story on the research of Dr. Henry Daniell, Professor, Depts. of Biochemistry and Pathology.

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Dr. Fusun Ozer Receives Rabinowitz Award for Excellence in Research »

Apr 30, 2014 This year’s applications focused on new projects that also involve new collaborations between Penn Dental Medicine faculty.

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Oral Medicine Faculty, Residents Play Key Roles at World Workshop, Recogized by AAOM »

Apr 28, 2014 The World Workshop of Oral Medicine and the Annual Meeting of the AAOM were both held in Orlando, Fla., April 6 to 12, 2014.

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In the News: Growing Plants to Save Lives »

Apr 10, 2014 Penn Current talks with Dr. Henry Daniell, Professor, Depts. of Biochemistry and Pathology, on his plant-based platform for producing and delivering drugs.

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Students Raise over $19.7K for Oral Cancer Foundation through Philly Oral Cancer Walk and 5K »

Apr 01, 2014 This was the sixth year that students in Penn Dental Medicine’s Oral Cancer Society organized the event.

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Penn Dental Medicine-NIH Team Reverses Bone Loss in Immune Disorder »

Mar 26, 2014 A study by Dr. George Hajishengallis, Professor, Dept. of Microbiology, looked at leukocyte adhesion deficiency patients, who suffer from severe gum disease.

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Penn Dental Medicine Study Suggests Cause of Severe Tooth Decay in Toddlers »

Mar 18, 2014 A study by Dr. Michel Koo, Professor, Dept of Orthodontics, suggests early childhood caries may result from an unhealthy partnership between a bacterium and fungus.

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Dr. George Hajishengallis to Receive 2014 IADR/AADR William J. Gies Award »

Mar 18, 2014 The Gies Awards recognize the best papers published in the IADR/AADR Journal of Dental Research. Dr. Hajishengallis' award is in the category of biological research.

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In the News: WHYY’s NewsWorks Talks to Dr. Henry Daniell on his Research »

Mar 17, 2014 Dr. Daniell has developed a new technology that relies on plant cells to produce and deliver human therapeutic protiens to treat infectious and inherited diseases.

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Penn Dental Student Brings Oral Health Education to a Gambian Village »

Jan 27, 2014 Through Penn's International Internship Program, second-year student Tina Chou spent two months supporting dental care in the rural village of Bwiam, The Gambia.

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Penn Dental Medicine Mourns the Passing of Dr. Ellis Golub »

Jan 27, 2014 Dr. Golub, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, first joined the School in 1977. He served as Chair of the Department of Biochemistry from 1996-2003.

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In the News: Dental Students Expand Outreach Programs for HIV Patients »

Jan 16, 2014 Community honors students discuss with Penn Current a new dental care program they have established with Philadelphia FIGHT, serving people living with HIV/AIDS.

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