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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194May 20, 2014

Penn Team Identifies Promising New Target for Gum Disease Treatment

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University of Pennsylvania researchers have been searching for ways to prevent, half and reverse periodontitis. In a report published in the Journal of Immunology, they describe a promising new target: a component of the immune system called complement.

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.

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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.Menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183May 15, 2014

Penn Researchers Show Human Learning Altered by Electrical Stimulation of Dopamine Neurons

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A new study may hold potential for rehabilitation after injury or for treating addictive behaviors.

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.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 12, 2014

PEARLS Fellow at Penn Gives Back to Other Veterans

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Pete Freudenberger was once an Army soldier. Now, thanks to the School of Social Policy & Practice's PEARLS Fellowship program, he's giving back as a social worker with the specialized skills that it takes to work with military members and their families.

Twenty years ago, Pete Freudenberger took an oath when he enlisted in the United States Army.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 12, 2014

Social Work Student at Penn Helps in West Philadelphia and Overseas

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Kristen Smith, a social work student in Penn's School of Social Policy & Practice, regularly volunteers in the local community. But this summer, she's taking a trip halfway around the world -- and volunteering there, too.

Some University of Pennsylvania students are determined to change the world, while others set their sights closer to home by focusing on improving their local communities. Kristen Smith, a social work student at the School of Social Policy & Practice, wants to do it all.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 12, 2014

Penn GSE Researcher Helps MTV Launch Anti-Bias Campaign

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MTV has launched Look Different, a new anti-bias campaign, with the help of Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher, the associate director of the International Educational Development Program at Penn's Graduate School of Education.

One researcher at the University of Pennsylvania wants her MTV -- and has contributed to the development of the network’s new anti-bias campaign, Look Different.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194May 12, 2014

As Both Student and Teacher, Penn’s Trey Smith Impacts Philadelphia Education

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From Beauregard, Ala., to Washington, D.C., John “Trey” Smith III is invested in the success of America’s education system.

By Marjorie Ferrone

From Beauregard, Ala., to Washington, D.C., John “Trey” Smith III is invested in the success of America’s education system.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422May 12, 2014

For Five Penn Students, Service-Learning Course Leads to a Lesson in Effecting Institutional Change

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Five students in Mary Summers and Jane Kauer's Academically Based Community Service Politics of Food course are behind Penn's new food recovery program set to launch next fall.

When political science majors Alyssa Dickinson, Conor Nickel and Yamini Nabar graduate from the University of Pennsylvania on May 19, they will be leaving behind a legacy on campus.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 9, 2014

Two Penn Professors Receive Humboldt Awards

Two University of Pennsylvania professors have been awarded Humboldt Research Awards to fund year-long collaborations with colleagues in Germany.

Robotics at Penn

Penn has long been a hub of robotics research, and continues to be at the center of this expanding field of study, designing intelligent machines for the changing times.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151May 8, 2014