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With Synthetic Mucus, Researchers Take Aim at Antibiotic Resistance

Apr. 25, 2017 — The human body produces about a gallon of mucus per day. By studying and replicating mucus’ natural ability to control pathogenic bacteria, scientists hope to find new methods for combatting ... read more

Smartphones and Machine Learning Used to Measure Sleep Patterns

Apr. 20, 2017 — Despite spending at least one quarter to one third a day sleeping, good sleep can elude many people, and the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders remains primitive. Researchers have designed ... read more

Drinking Iced Tea May Boost Cholera Risk in Endemic Countries

Apr. 13, 2017 — After more than a decade of declining cholera incidence, Vietnam faced an increase in cases of the diarrheal disease during 2007-2010. Risk factors for contracting cholera in Ben Tre province of ... read more

Link Between Drug Use and Poor Dental Health Confirmed

Mar. 16, 2017 — A new review has found that dental patients with substance use disorders have more tooth decay and periodontal disease than the general population, but are less likely to receive dental care. With ... read more

Mar. 16, 2017 — Oral health of modern day African tribe transitioning from hunting and gathering to agricultural diet challenges long held presumptions about our Stone Age ... read more

Feb. 20, 2017 — Trigeminal neuralgia is characterized by sharp, lancinating pain in the teeth or facial area. The standard treatment for this chronic nerve pain can cause burdening side effects. A novel substance ... read more

Mapping a Path to Better Oral Health

Feb. 19, 2017 — Dentists aren't the only people who influence how we take care of our teeth; our friends and family play a big role, ... read more

Bacterium Lassoes Its Way from the Mouth to the Heart to Cause Disease

Feb. 7, 2017 — The human mouth can harbor more than 700 different species of bacteria. Under normal circumstances these microbes co-exist with us as part of our resident oral microbiota. But when bacteria spread to ... read more

Genetic Defects in Tooth Enamel Conducive to Development of Cavities

Feb. 7, 2017 — Bacteria are not the sole cause of cavities; tooth resistance also plays an instrumental role. Researchers demonstrate that mutated genes lead to defects in the tooth enamel and can therefore ... read more

Disparities Found Between Asian Immigrants, Sufficient Access and Utilization of Dental Services

Jan. 25, 2017 — The acculturation variable - length of stay in the US - had the strongest association with having a dental visit in the previous twelve months among Asian immigrants, results of a new study have ... read more

Jan. 18, 2017 — A multidisciplinary team of researchers has developed a dental implant that gradually releases drugs from a built-in reservoir. This helps prevent and fight infections, they ... read more

Northern Quebec Lichen Yields Two Unique Molecules and Several Antibacterial Compounds

Jan. 18, 2017 — Two unique molecules have been discovered by researchers in a species of lichen growing in northern Quebec. A number of compounds with interesting antibacterial properties have also been isolated ... read more

Jan. 9, 2017 — When anthropologists of the future find our fossilized teeth, what will they be able to conclude about our lives? One researcher has an ... read more

Natural Tooth Repair Method, Using Alzheimer's Drug, Could Revolutionize Dental Treatments

Jan. 9, 2017 — A new method of stimulating the renewal of living stem cells in tooth pulp using an Alzheimer's drug has been discovered by a team of ... read more

Dec. 26, 2016 — Scientists are developing coatings for dental implants to help ensure successful ... read more

Dec. 22, 2016 — 41 percent of scuba divers experienced dental symptoms in the water, research shows. Recreational divers should consider consulting with their dentist before diving if they recently received dental ... read more

New Stem Cell Delivery Approach Regenerates Dental Pulp-Like Tissue in a Rodent Model

Dec. 19, 2016 — Delivery of stem cells to damaged tooth roots using a collagen-derived biomaterial is effective at regenerating dental pulp-like tissue and shows promise as a potential therapy for restoring natural ... read more

UK Soft Drinks Industry Levy Estimated to Have Significant Health Benefits, Especially Among Children

Dec. 15, 2016 — Reducing sugar content of high and mid sugar drinks is likely to have the greatest impact on health, with fewer cases of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay. The UK soft drinks industry levy, due to be ... read more

Researchers Add to Evidence That Common Bacterial Cause of Gum Disease May Drive Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dec. 14, 2016 — New evidence suggests that a bacterium known to cause chronic inflammatory gum infections also triggers the inflammatory “autoimmune” response characteristic of chronic, joint-destroying ... read more

Dental Problems in Cleft Lip and Palate Linked to Abnormal Salivary Glands

Dec. 8, 2016 — Dental problems commonly associated with cleft lip and palate may be caused by abnormalities in salivary glands and an imbalance of immune compounds in the mouth, report ... read more

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