George Hajishengallis of the School of Dental Medicine comments on a collaborative study about preventing tooth decay.
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.
PHILADELPHIA — The holiday season sparks the spirit of giving and to help donors who are looking to make a difference for others through charitable contributions, the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy has released a free, online toolkit outlining the most effective opportunities.
Kevin Volpp and David Dinges are quoted about their study on medical interns taking “protected power naps.”
Virginia Lee of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for leading research on how information about mad-cow disease can reveal details about Alzheimer’s disease.
Garret FitzGerald of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for research on aspirin heart protection resistance.