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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)

NYU dental researchers find link between C-section delivery and higher risk of cavities in newborns
A new study by NYU dental researchers suggests that women with dental caries (cavities) who deliver Caesarean-section babies should pay special attention to their newborns' oral health. View News Article (2005-08-24)

The price paid for higher energy is highly dangerous to teeth
For more than 10 years, energy drinks in the United States have been on the rise, promising consumers more "oomph" in their day. View News Article (2008-03-13)

Cool plasma packs heat against biofilms
Though it looks like a tiny purple blowtorch, a pencil-sized plume of plasma on the tip of a small probe remains at room temperature as it swiftly dismantles tough bacterial colonies deep inside a human tooth. View News Article (2009-06-11)

Genetic markers for testosterone and estrogen level regulation identified
A research study led by the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Exeter, and Boston University School of Medicine, in collaboration with a global consortium, has identified genetic markers that influence a protein involved in regulating oestrogen and testosterone levels in the bloodstream.  View News Article (2012-07-23)

UK study into whether physical activity aids depression finds no additional benefit
Current clinical guidance recommends physical activity to alleviate the symptoms of depression.  View News Article (2012-06-18)

Drinking Tap Water May Help You Avoid Dentist's Drill
Tooth decay affects children in the United States more than any other chronic infectious disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). View News Article (2010-04-14)

Study suggests that local anesthetic may affect the development of children's teeth
A study led by Dr. Bing Hu at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and involving other researchers from China and Switzerland, suggests for the first time that the use of local anaesthetic may affect tooth cell growth and the development of children's teeth. View News Article (2015-09-08)

March Issue of JADA Explores Saliva
A University of Kentucky research study featured on the cover of the March issue of the Journal of American Dental Association could help change the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. View News Article (2006-04-07)

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