Dental Medicine

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Penn Dental Medicine Professor Unlocks the Mysteries of Mast Cells
March 9, 2017
Mast cells, components of the immune system, are responsible for alleriges and asthma, conditions that debilitate millions. Yet relatively few scientists study them.
Plant-made Hemophilia Therapy Shows Promise, Penn Study Finds
February 13, 2017
People with hemophilia require regular infusions of clotting factor to prevent them from experiencing uncontrolled bleeding. But a significant fraction develop antibodies against the clotting factor, essentially experiencing an allergic reaction to the very treatment that can prolong their lives.
Penn Study Finds Link Between HIV Treatment and Neuronal Degeneration
December 16, 2016
Antiretroviral drugs have been life-changing therapies for HIV patients, but they can have significant side effects.
Penn's John Farrar, Elliot Hersh and Rosemary Polomano to Receive 2016 One Health Award
October 25, 2016
John T. Farrar of the Perelman School of Medicine, Elliot V.
Penn Dental Professor Shuying Yang Explores Bone Development and Therapies
October 6, 2016
Shuying (Sheri) Yang, a new associate professor in the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine’s Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, began her career as a medical student, the fulfillment of a childhood dream.
Penn: Plant-made Antimicrobial Peptide Targets Dental Plaque and Gum Tissues
September 22, 2016
Protein drugs, which derive from biological sources, represent some of the most important and effective biopharmaceuticals on the market. Some, like insulin, have been used for decades, while many more based on cloned genes are coming to market and are valued for their precise and powerful functions.
Philly Sisters, Mentorship Program Graduates, Return to Penn as Students
September 21, 2016
By Patrick Ammerman  A high school mentoring program at the University of Pennsylvania designed for local first-generation students helped two sisters navigate the college-appication process. That path ultimately led both back to Penn.
Penn Study Finds Nasal Spray Effective and Safe Anesthesia for Dental Work
August 26, 2016
A fear of pain causes many people with dental phobias to avoid or delay needed treatment. In some cases, the injection of a numbing agent can be the most painful part of the visit.
Penn Team Uses Nanoparticles to Break Up Plaque and Prevent Cavities
July 25, 2016
The bacteria that live in dental plaque and contribute to tooth decay often resist traditional antimicrobial treatment, as they can “hide” within a sticky biofilm matrix, a glue-like polymer scaffold.
Penn Hosts Two CASE Advancement Interns
July 21, 2016
Now until July 29, the University of Pennsylvania Office of Development and Alumni Relations is hosting two interns for the CASE Advancement Internship Program.