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Stem cell therapy could offer new hope for defects and injuries to head, mouth
In the first human study of its kind, researchers found that using stem cells to re-grow craniofacial tissues-mainly bone-proved quicker, more effective and less invasive than traditional bone regeneration treatments.  View News Article (2012-07-31)


Study confirms how the body regulates high levels of CO2 in the blood
In a recently published study in the journal Experimental Physiology, Brazilian researchers have confirmed the importance of a specific group of neurons found in a region of the brain known as the retrotrapezoid nucleus (RTN) in detecting changes in carbon dioxide (CO2) levels and in modulating the activity of the neuronal groups that control respiratory activity. View News Article (2014-06-12)


Drink brewed tea to avoid tooth erosion
Today, the average size soft drink is 20 ounces and contains 17 teaspoons of sugar. More startling is that some citric acids found in fruit drinks are more erosive than hydrochloric or sulfuric acid-which is also known as battery acid. View News Article (2008-11-26)


Preventing tooth decay in the youngest American Indians
A study conducted in four American Indian communities in the Pacific Northwest presents an effective strategy to convince mothers to switch young children from drinking sweetened soda to water and shows that eliminating these sugary drinks from the diets of the youngest members of the tribe significantly decreased tooth decay. View News Article (2011-01-24)


Study Finds Over 90% of People with Gum Disease Are at Risk for Diabetes; Concludes That at Least Half Could Be Screened in Dental Offices
An overwhelming majority of people who have periodontal (gum) disease are also at high risk for diabetes and should be screened for diabetes, a New York University nursing-dental research team has found. View News Article (2009-12-15)


Antibiotics do not prevent recurrent myocardial infarcts in subjects with periodontitis
Periodontitis, an infection of the gingiva and tooth-supporting tissues, may influence the effectiveness of antibiotics used for the prevention of recurrent cardiovascular events. View News Article (2006-01-05)


New evidence from NYUCD supports link between gum inflammation and Alzheimer's disease
NYU dental researchers have found the first long-term evidence that periodontal (gum) disease may increase the risk of cognitive dysfunction associated with Alzheimer's disease in healthy individuals as well as in those who already are cognitively impaired. View News Article (2010-08-04)


Substantial consumption of fluoride increases chance of mild fluorosis
Young children who consume substantial amounts of fluoride through infant formula and other beverages mixed with fluoridated water or by swallowing fluoride toothpaste have an increased chance of developing mild enamel fluorosis. View News Article (2010-10-26)


To everything there is a season: UAlberta researcher finds leg cramps are seasonal
Nighttime leg cramps commonly affect adults over the age of 50, but are also known to occur in younger adults and children. While their cause is unknown, a study from the University of Alberta's Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is shedding new light on the painful condition.  View News Article (2015-01-28)


Physician's Mindfulness Skills Can Improve Care for Patient and Provider
Training physicians in mindfulness meditation and communication skills can improve the quality of primary care for both practitioners and their patients, University of Rochester Medical Center researchers report in a study published online this week in the journal Academic Medicine. View News Article (2012-04-27)

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