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May 13, 2015

Making Headlines

Science AAAS logo“We really believe that given a couple weeks [or months] of treatment, you would be able to get rid of the biofilm altogether.”
—Danielle Benoit, the James P. Wilmot Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering tells Science magazine. Researchers, led by Benoit and and Hyun Koo at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Dental Medicine, have developed a new way to deliver an antibacterial agent to fight plaque.

Virginia Gazette logo“Even the best-intentioned legislator might be unknowingly influenced by listening to one side of the case more than the other.”
—Lynda Powell, professor of political science and author of The Influence of Campaign Contributions in State Legislatures, says in a Virginia Gazette article about the influence donations have on politicians. 

RBJ logo“Almost every night I am able to have my work reaffirmed. Every concert, I get to go and feel as though its all worth it.”
—Jamal Rossi, the Joan and Martin Messinger Dean of the Eastman School of Music, says in a Rochester Business Journal profile.

City Newspaper logo"Lead certainly is one that’s probably on people’s radar, but the rest of them, I think it’d be a real shock to parents to find out that these are in their children’s toys.”
—Emily Barrett, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, tells City Newspaper for an article about the the Child Safety Products Act, a state bill.

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