Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 07, 2000
Drug that curbs nicotine craving may do same for cocaine
A drug that Duke University Medical Center researchers have successfully used to help some people quit smoking may also help curb cocaine cravings, according to studies conducted in rats.

Less drug, stronger laser beam allow photodynamic therapy to reach deep chest cancer lesions, UB researchers find
Photodynamic therapy (PDT), one of the most promising new cancer treatments, may have much wider application than previously thought, new research by University at Buffalo researchers has shown.

Evidence suggests food preservatives may help prevent cavities
Preservatives commonly found in diet soda, frozen foods, juices, and many other foods appear to help prevent cavities, say dental researchers.

UB dental researchers find obesity related to gum disease
Researchers from the School of Dental Medicine at the University at Buffalo have found that obesity is significantly related to periodontal disease through the pathway of insulin resistance.

Dental cavities on the rise again; back to 'drill and fill'
After years of decline, cavity rates may be inching upward again, according to researchers at the annual meeting of the International Association of Dental Research.
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