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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194November 14, 2013

Penn Dental Medicine Team Identifies Molecule Critical to Healing Wounds

Skin provides a first line of defense against viruses, bacteria and parasites that might otherwise make people ill. When an injury breaks that barrier, a systematic chain of molecular signaling launches to close the wound and re-establish the skin’s layer of protection.

Healthy Smiles for More than a Decade

For more than a decade, Penn Dental Medicine faculty and students have provided oral health education, screenings, and primary dental care to children in West and Southwest Philadelphia.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 10, 2013

PennSmiles Has Local Children Grinning from Ear to Ear

Kids in West Philadelphia sure do have a reason to smile.

For more than a decade, the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine has been providing oral health education, screenings and primary dental care to children at local schools and community agencies.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194September 3, 2013

Delivering Drugs With Plants, Penn’s Henry Daniell Aims to Save Lives

An admonishment to eat your greens may take on a whole new meaning if Henry Daniell, who recently joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, has anything to do with it.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 1, 2013
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194February 28, 2013
Media Contact:John Donges | jdonges@vet.upenn.edu | 215-898-4234February 21, 2013
Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604December 13, 2012

Penn’s Steven Fluharty Makes Case for Research Funding in Capitol Hill Briefing

PHILADELPHIA — In the waning days of 2012, two words have dominated the post-election discourse: “fiscal cliff.” The cliff is a combination of impending budgetary measures that will take effect in January if a legislative compromise is not reached.

One area of the budget that would see serious cuts is funding for the national science agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation. Combined with cuts to other agencies and departments, the amount of research and development funding lost could total $58 billion over five years.

Blocking Key Receptors Can Prevent Tooth Decay

December 8, 2012

George Hajishengallis of the School of Dental Medicine comments on a collaborative study about preventing tooth decay.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194December 7, 2012

Penn-Led Research Suggests a New Strategy to Prevent or Halt Periodontal Disease

PHILADELPHIA — Periodontitis, a form of chronic gum disease that affects nearly half of the U.S. adult population, results when the bacterial community in the mouth becomes unbalanced, leading to inflammation and eventually bone loss. In its most severe form, which affects 8.5 percent of U.S. adults, periodontitis can impact systemic health.