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USC School of Dentistry researchers uncover link between osteoporosis drugs and jaw infection
A group of University of Southern California School of Dentistry researchers says it has identified the slimy culprits killing the jawbones of some people taking drugs that treat osteoporosis. View News Article (2008-04-30)

OHSU study shows that a molecule critical to nerve cells increases drammatically during hypertension
Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University's School of Dentistry have made an important connection between a molecule critical to nerve cells and high blood pressure. View News Article (2012-12-06)

Researchers mimic body's own healing potential to create personalised therapies for inflammation
Scientists at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and Harvard Medical School, Boston have found a way of mimicking the body's natural mechanism of fighting inflammation. View News Article (2011-04-05)

Many people with missing teeth don't need dentures
The latest research from the University of Adelaide challenges current thinking on whether many people with tooth loss really need dentures. View News Article (2014-12-02)

Rare genetic disorder provides clues to development of the pancreas
A rare genetic disorder has given researchers at the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Exeter, a surprising insight into how the pancreas develops. View News Article (2011-12-13)

OHSU School of Dentistry uncovers mechanism for dental pain
Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University's School of Dentistry ( have discovered a novel function of the peptide known as Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) in the development of the trigeminal nerve. View News Article (2009-01-09)

Ancient tooth may provide evidence of early human dentistry
Researchers may have uncovered new evidence of ancient dentistry in the form of a 6,500-year-old human jaw bone with a tooth showing traces of beeswax filling. View News Article (2012-09-20)

OHSU discovery may lead to new treatment for ALS
Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry have discovered that TDP-43, a protein strongly linked to ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and other neurodegenerative diseases, appears to activate a variety of different molecular pathways when genetically manipulated. View News Article (2012-07-19)

Protein Adseverin identified as key factor driving bone loss in osteoinflammatory disease
Adseverin, a protein found in the body, has been identified as the key driver behind the bone loss associated with the world's most common inflammatory disease: gum disease, or periodontitis. View News Article (2015-04-22)

Using mouthrinse reduces plaque and gingivitis more than toothbrushing alone
New research published in the January/February 2013 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), indicates that the use of a germ-killing mouthrinse in addition to regular toothbrushing can significantly reduce plaque and gingivitis, more so than brushing alone. View News Article (2013-02-20)

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