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Scientists identify bone cells that could help children who need corrective facial surgery
Our bones are smart. Bones know that by adolescence it's time to stop growing longer and stronger, and from that point on bones keep their shape by healing injuries.  View News Article (2014-11-25)

Adults with Special Needs See Gains, Challenges with Long Term Oral Care
A retrospective study conducted by researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and colleagues reports that among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the likelihood of having cavities decreased as the number of years receiving dental care increased. View News Article (2014-07-10)

Licorice extract provides new treatment option for canker sores
What common oral condition appears as shallow ulcers of different sizes, affects one in five Americans, can be caused by food allergies and hormonal changes, and also can cause severe mouth pain? View News Article (2008-05-23)

Scientists' silk structure is secret to process of regenerating salivary cells
The silkworm, which produces the essential ingredient for fine silk fabric, also plays a critical role in a new process designed to provide relief for millions of individuals with dry mouth, a devastating oral and systemic health issue.  View News Article (2015-07-27)

Poor Oral Health Can Mean Missed School, Lower Grades
Poor oral health, dental disease, and tooth pain can put kids at a serious disadvantage in school, according to a new Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC study. View News Article (2012-08-14)

USC team tracks down cause of birth defect
A USC research team has pinpointed the source of a genetic disorder that causes life-threatening birth defects, which may allow doctors to quickly diagnose and better treat the disease. View News Article (2012-02-14)

Warning to parents on high acidity drinks
Dental researchers at the University of Adelaide are warning parents of the dangers of soft drinks, fruit juice, sports drinks and other drinks high in acidity, which form part of a "triple-threat" of permanent damage to young people's teeth. View News Article (2014-08-05)

Differing GP approach to sick notes between mental and physical illness
A study which has for the first time investigated in 'real time' how GPs approach the negotiation of sick notes, has found doctors taking a differing stance with patients who have mental health problems compared with those who present with physical illness. View News Article (2015-02-23)

Well-informed patients key to accepting gene-based drug dosing
A new study out of Western University (London, Canada) illustrates the need for a lot more education around pharmacogenetics (PGx) -the study of how a patient's genes can affect drug reaction and dosage. View News Article (2014-04-29)

Shedding light on a gene mutation that causes signs of premature aging
Research from Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute sheds new light on a gene called ATRX and its function in the brain and pituitary.  View News Article (2013-04-09)

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