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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 Streptococcus bacterium, Streptococcus equi sp equi , is highly contagious.

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.

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.

Health - Feb 28, 2018

Andrew Hoffman has been named the next Gilbert S. Kahn Dean of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania , effective Aug. 1. The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett.

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.

Environment - Mar 8, 2018

Smallholder farmers who cultivate perhaps only a few hectares of land dominate the agricultural landscape in places like China, India, and sub-Saharan Africa.

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.

Event - Mar 2, 2018

At a time when journalism is being battered over claims of "fake news," the growing disregard and politicization of facts, data, research, and science also threatens the fundamental principles of colleges and universities.

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.

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