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Health - Mar 14, 2018
Ever notice how a cut inside the mouth heals much faster than a cut to the skin? Gum tissue repairs itself roughly twice as fast as skin and with reduced scar formation. One reason might be because of the characteristics of gingival mesenchymal stem cells, or GMSCs, which can give rise to a variety of cell types.
Health - Mar 13, 2018

Just as strep throat can run rampant in elementary schools, strangles, the "strep throat" of horses, caused by a different.

Health - Mar 5, 2018

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have developed a gene therapy that successfully treats a form of macular degeneration in a canine model.

Life Sciences - Feb 26, 2018
Life Sciences

A University of Pennsylvania paleontologist has described a 5.5 million-year-old fossil species of turtle from eastern Tennessee.

Health - Feb 21, 2018

Population-based epidemiological studies provide new opportunities for innovation and collaboration among researchers addressing pressing global-health concerns.

Astronomy - Feb 20, 2018

An international team of astronomers, including researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, has confirmed the discovery of the most distant supernova ever detected, a huge cosmic explosion that took place 10.5 billion years ago when the universe was only a quarter of its current age.

Health - Feb 13, 2018

Catherine Revak , a first-year doctoral student in clinical social work at the University of Pennsylvania, was seated comfortably toward the back of the room at the Penn Bookstore.

Health - Mar 6, 2018

In the United States, depression affects 16 million people annually, and according to the World Health Organization it's the leading cause of disability across the globe. Clinicians who treat patients with the disorder understand that different approaches work for different people, but the ability to discern and provide the most effective treatment for a particular individual remains challenging.

Health - Mar 5, 2018

In cities across the United States, about 15 percent of land is considered vacant or abandoned. These areas can foster criminal activity, and urban residents, especially those in low-income neighborhoods, often view vacant land as a threat to their health and safety.

Life Sciences - Feb 22, 2018
Life Sciences

Dramatic calorie restriction, diets reduced by 40 percent of a normal calorie total, have long been known to extend health span, the duration of disease-free aging, in animal studies, and even to extend life span in most animal species examined.

Health - Feb 20, 2018

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science have demonstrated the feasibility of their "organ-on-a-chip" platform in studying how drugs are transported across the human placental barrier.

Psychology - Feb 13, 2018

What do Aristotle and the field of positive psychology have to say about modern-day relationships' According to a new book from husband-and-wife team James Pawelski , a philosopher and professor of practice in Penn 's Positive Psychology Center , and science writer Suzann Pileggi Pawelski, more than you might think.

Life Sciences - Feb 12, 2018

In many modern animated movies, the trick to achieving realistic movements for individual characters and objects lies in motion-capture technology. This process often involves someone wearing a tracking suit covered in small, colored balls while a camera captures the position of those colored balls, which is then used to represent how the person is moving.

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