“A partnership between a School of Dental Medicine professor and a scientist at the National Institutes of Health, sparked by a chance meeting, has led to a successful new treatment for a rare genetic disorder.

“This is really exciting because we see that a treatment performed in mice in our laboratory directly paved the way to a novel clinical treatment for a serious disease that was not responsive to any other treatments,” says George Hajishengallis, the Thomas W. Evans Centennial Professor in Penn Dental’s Department of Microbiology.”

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