Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 04, 2009
Human embryonic stem cells
Human embryonic stem cells provide a potentially unlimited source of oral mucosal tissues that may revolutionize the treatment of oral diseases.

Resolvins have the potential to resolve periodontal inflammation and restore tissue health
Periodontal (gum) disease is a chronic inflammation initiated by bacteria that affect the gums and bone supporting the teeth, and may eventually result in tissue and tooth loss.

Is there a prospective association between obesity and periodontal disease?
This is the question asked by a team of investigators from the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Puerto Rico, reporting their findings today during the 87th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research, convening at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Your oral health is connected to your overall health
Scientists at the 87th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research, convening today in Miami Beach, report new studies on the connection between oral disease and systemic disease.

Study finds new evidence of periodontal disease leading to gestational diabetes
A new study by NYU dental researchers has uncovered evidence that pregnant women with periodontal disease face an increased risk of developing gestational diabetes even if they don't smoke or drink.
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