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U of Alberta researcher discovers potential cancer therapy target
One of the most important genes in the human genome is called p53 and its function is to suppress tumours, according to Roger Leng, a researcher in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry. Leng has discovered the mechanism by which p53 is inactivated in cancerous cells, allowing tumours to grow. View News Article (2011-02-14)

Periodontal tissue differentiation of SC is expected to repair peripheral nerve injury
In peripheral axonal regeneration, Schwann cells play an integral role and Schwann cells transplantation has been shown to enhance axonal outgrowth both in vitro and in vivo.  View News Article (2013-12-02)

Children with Special Needs Are at Increased Risk for Oral Disease
At the beginning of 2010, as many as 17 percent of children in the United States were reported as having special health care needs. View News Article (2010-06-22)

Childhood Chicken Pox Could Affect Oral Health Years Later
You may recall as a child catching the itchy red rash, chicken pox. The unsightly infection was caused by the varicella zoster virus and was responsible for nearly 4 million cases each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), until a vaccine introduced in 1995 reduced that number by 83 percent. View News Article (2009-02-19)

New understanding of DNA repair could eventually lead to cancer therapy
A research group in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta is hoping its latest discovery could one day be used to develop new therapies that target certain types of cancers.  View News Article (2012-02-13)

Healing power of aloe vera proves beneficial for teeth and gums, too
The aloe vera plant has a long history of healing power. Its ability to heal burns and cuts and soothe pain has been documented as far back as the 10th century. View News Article (2009-07-20)

Pilot safety protocol could help dentists reduce errors
Pilots and dentists have more in common than one might think: Both jobs are highly technical and require teamwork. Both are subject to human error where small, individual mistakes may lead to catastrophe if not addressed early. View News Article (2010-08-03)

Swishing once a day with mouthrinse poses no harm to dental work
People have been paying more attention to the effects certain liquids like coffee, citrus-containing drinks, and even toothbrushes have on teeth. Mouthrinses are no exception. View News Article (2007-01-12)

The Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice focuses on periodontal and implant treatments
What's the latest, research-supported best practice in periodontal care and implant dentistry? Dental specialists and generalists alike can read about it in the first of a new series from The Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice (JEBDP), the foremost publication of information about evidence-based dental practice, published by Elsevier. View News Article (2012-10-03)

Powerful 3-D X-rays for kids in braces should be the exception, not the rule
Some orthodontists may be exposing young patients to unnecessary radiation when they order 3-D X-ray imaging for simple orthodontic cases before considering traditional 2-D imaging, suggests a paper published by University of Michigan faculty. View News Article (2011-01-31)

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