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2014 News & Releases


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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The Penn Dental Medicine Journal is published twice a year for the alumni and friends of Penn Dental Medicine, featuring stories on the School’s programs and activities and news on faculty, students, staff, and alumni.

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