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Penn-NIH Team Discovers New Type of Cell Movement in 3D Matrix
August 28, 2014
For decades, researchers have used petri dishes to study cell movement. These classic tissue culture tools, however, only permit two-dimensional movement, very different from the three-dimensional movements that cells make in a human body.
Penn President Amy Gutmann to Welcome Incoming Freshmen
August 19, 2014
WHO:            Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, and incoming freshmen WHAT:          Move-in for Penn's Class of 2018 WHEN:          Aug. 22, 2014, 11am
Gum Disease Bacteria Selectively Disarm Immune System, Penn Study Finds
June 11, 2014
The human body is comprised of roughly 10 times more bacterial cells than human cells. In healthy people, these bacteria are typically harmless and often helpful, keeping disease-causing microbes at bay. But, when disturbances knock these bacterial populations out of balance, illnesses can arise. Periodontitis, a severe form of gum disease, is one example.
University of Pennsylvania Establishes Penn Center for Innovation
June 2, 2014
President Amy Gutmann today announced the launch of the Penn Center for Innovation, a new initiative that will provide the infrastructure, leadership and resources needed to transfer promising Penn inventions, know-how and related assets into the marketplace for the public good.   
Penn Team Identifies Promising New Target for Gum Disease Treatment
May 20, 2014
Nearly half of all adults in the United States suffer from the gum disease periodontitis, and 8.5 percent have a severe form that can raise the risk of heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and pregnancy complications.
Penn Researchers Show Human Learning Altered by Electrical Stimulation of Dopamine Neurons
May 15, 2014
Stimulation of a certain population of neurons within the brain can alter the learning process, according to a team of neuroscientists and neurosurgeons at the University of Pennsylvania.
Penn Dental Medicine Students Present 6th Annual Philadelphia Oral Cancer Walk & 5K
March 28, 2014
WHO:             Penn Dental Medicine WHAT:            6th Annual Philadelphia Oral Cancer Walk & 5K WHEN:           Saturday, March 29, 2014, 8 a.m.–12 p.m. (5K starts in Penn Park at 8 a.m. finishing at Penn Dental Medicine; the Walk starts at Penn Dental Medicine at 10 a.m. and finishes at Penn Dental Medicine as well)
Penn Dental Medicine-NIH Team Reverses Bone Loss in Immune Disorder
March 26, 2014
Patients with leukocyte adhesion deficiency, or LAD, suffer from frequent bacterial infections, including the severe gum disease known as periodontitis. These patients often lose their teeth early in life.
Penn Study Suggests Cause of Severe Tooth Decay in Toddlers
March 18, 2014
Early childhood caries involve a highly aggressive and painful form of tooth decay that frequently occurs in preschool children, especially those who come from backgrounds of poverty. The resulting decay can become so severe that treatment frequently requires surgery.