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'Fang'tastic: researchers report amphibians with snake-like dental glands
Utah State University biologist Edmund 'Butch' Brodie, Jr. and colleagues from Brazil's Butantan Institute describe oral glands in a family of terrestrial caecilians, serpent-like amphibians related to frogs and salamanders. (2020-07-03)
Oropharyngeal secretions may help reduce false negative COVID-19 test results
A new study published in the Journal of Dental Research demonstrates that testing of oropharyngeal secretions may reduce the number of false negative results from nasal swab testing of patients who have seemingly recovered from the disease. (2020-07-02)
How stress affects bone marrow
Researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) identified the protein CD86 as a novel marker of infection- and inflammation-induced hematopoietic responses. (2020-06-30)
Could the cure for IBD be inside your mouth?
A new collaborative study from the U-M Medical and Dental Schools reveals that inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may be the latest condition made worse by poor oral health via a clash between the mouth and gut microbiomes. (2020-06-16)
Largest study to date of electronic dental records reviews understudied populations
The largest study to date of electronic dental records (EDRs) delves into both previously inaccessible data and data from understudied populations with the ultimate goal of improving oral treatment outcomes. (2020-06-04)
App determines COVID-19 disease severity using artificial intelligence, biomarkers
A new mobile app can help clinicians determine which patients with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are likely to have severe cases. (2020-06-03)
Human lifelong immunity depends on APRIL
Researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) identified the protein APRIL as a key regulator of plasmacyte maintenance and immunoglobulin production in humans. (2020-06-01)
Stimulating immune cleanup crew offers a possibility for treating rare disorder
Compounds that mimicked the process known as efferocytosis alleviated signs of leukocyte adhesion deficiency type-1 in an animal model, according to work led by the University of Pennsylvania's George Hajishengallis. (2020-05-26)
Pain doesn't take a holiday: Dental opioids study points to need for better prescribing
As dentists and their teams across America get back to their regular schedules after a sharp COVID-19-related reduction, a new study shows a key opportunity to reduce the use of opioid painkillers by patients. (2020-05-22)
Journal of Dental Research special issue explores a new era for the oral microbiome
The June 2020 issue of Journal of Dental Research brings together a collection of the latest research on the oral microbiome. (2020-05-21)
New bone-graft biomaterial gives patients a nicer smile and less pain
A new recipe for a bone-graft biomaterial that is supercooled before application should make it easier to meet dental patients' expectation of a good-looking smile while eliminating the pain associated with harvesting bone from elsewhere in their body. (2020-05-15)
How cells decide the way they want to recycle their content
Researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) identified a new phosphorylation site of Ulk1 as a novel regulating mechanism of alternative autophagy. (2020-05-14)
Journal of Dental Research study: Fluoridation is not associated with increase in osteosarcoma
The Journal of Dental Research published today the results of a study that demonstrated that community water fluoridation is not associated with increased risk of osteosarcoma. (2020-05-12)
Biomaterial immune control discoveries could reduce implant rejection
Scientists have discovered how the materials used in medical implants like artificial joints can be adapted to control the immune response to them and reduce the risk of rejection. (2020-05-04)
New drug formulation could treat Candida infections
With antimicrobial resistance (AMR) increasing around the world, new research led by the University of Bristol has shown a new drug formulation could possibly be used in antifungal treatments against Candida infections. (2020-04-28)
Dental care and oral health under the clouds of COVID-19
DR Clinical & Translational Research has published an invited commentary by researchers at the University of Rochester, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, NY, USA on dental care and the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), including the provision of dental care and protecting patients and staff during the pandemic. (2020-04-28)
UCLA scientists invent nanoparticle that could improve treatment for bone defects
In a test on mice, UCLA researchers showed that their sterosome, when implanted in a bone defect, activated bone regeneration without needing additional drugs. (2020-04-22)
AI to make dentists' work easier
Finnish researchers have developed a new automatized way to localise mandibular canals. (2020-04-21)
Improving the treatment of periodontitis
For the first time, researchers from Charité -- Universitätsmedizin Berlin have shown that a unicellular parasite commonly found in the mouth plays a role in both severe tissue inflammation and tissue destruction. (2020-04-15)
Clemson researchers unraveling role of fungi in early childhood dental health
Clemson University researchers have conducted a study that may someday lead to better cavity prevention measures and treatments. (2020-04-06)
Lucy had an ape-like brain
A new study led by paleoanthropologists Philipp Gunz and Simon Neubauer from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, reveals that Lucy's species Australopithecus afarensis had an ape-like brain. (2020-04-01)
A new way to study HIV's impact on the brain
Using a newly developed laboratory model of three types of brain cells, Penn and CHOP scientists reveal how HIV infection -- as well as the drugs that treat it -- can take a toll on the central nervous system. (2020-03-27)
Discovering the diet of the fossil Theropithecus oswaldi found in Cueva Victoria in Spain
A study published in Journal of Human Evolution reveals for the first time the diet of the fossil baboon Theropithecus oswaldi found in Cueva Victoria in Cartagena (Murcia, Spain), the only site in Europe with remains of this primate whose origins date back to four million years ago in eastern Africa. (2020-03-26)
Teeth serve as 'archive of life,' new research finds
Teeth constitute a permanent and faithful biological archive of the entirety of the individual's life, from tooth formation to death, a team of researchers has found. (2020-03-25)
Study shows commonly used mouthwash could make saliva significantly more acidic
The first study looking at the effect of chlorhexidine mouthwash on the entire oral microbiome has found its use significantly increases the abundance of lactate-producing bacteria that lower saliva pH, and may increase the risk of tooth damage. (2020-03-24)
Half of 65+ adults lack dental insurance; poll finds strong support for Medicare coverage
Nearly all older Americans support adding a dental benefit to the Medicare program that covers most people over age 65, according to a new national poll that also reveals how often costs get in the way of oral health for older adults. (2020-03-24)
Stem cells and nerves interact in tissue regeneration and cancer progression
Researchers at the University of Zurich show that different stem cell populations are innervated in distinct ways. (2020-03-23)
Ouch: Patients prescribed opioids after tooth extraction report worse pain
The use of opioids to soothe the pain of a pulled tooth could be drastically reduced or eliminated altogether from dentistry, say University of Michigan researchers. (2020-03-13)
Bacteria form biofilms like settlers form cities
Biofilms are composed of bacteria living in a densely packed and organized community. (2020-03-13)
Further evidence shows clinical viability of natural tooth repair method
Over the last five years scientists at King's College London have been investigating a method of stimulating natural tooth repair by activating cells in the tooth to make new dentine. (2020-03-10)
A filter for cleaner qubits
Researchers at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), RIKEN, and the University of Tokyo show theoretically how coupling an additional filter qubit to the control line of a quantum computer can greatly increase the lifetime of the information stored in it. (2020-03-06)
UConn researchers discover new stem cells that can generate new bone
A population of stem cells with the ability to generate new bone has been newly discovered by a group of researchers at the UConn School of Dental Medicine. (2020-03-05)
Using artificial intelligence to assess ulcerative colitis
Researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) have developed an artificial intelligence system with a deep neural network that can effectively evaluate endoscopic data from patients with ulcerative colitis, which is a type of inflammatory bowel disease, without the need for biopsy collection. (2020-03-05)
Dental teams could play an important role in early diagnosis of Type 2 and pre-diabetes
Dental professionals could play a vital role in the diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes as well as identifying those at a high risk of developing the condition, new research by a team at the University of Birmingham's School of Dentistry has found. (2020-03-04)
It's what's inside that matters: Locking up proteins enables cancer metastasis
Researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) found that internalizing claudin-1 enables cancer cells to increase cell motility and to metastasize to lymph nodes. (2020-03-03)
Survival of the fittest: How primate immunodeficiency viruses are evolving
Researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) found that unlike immunodeficiency viruses (IVs) that infect other primates, the IV that infects the greater spot-nosed monkey is able to antagonize human BST-2 to survive and proliferate. (2020-03-03)
Researchers link immune system to salt-sensitive hypertension in CKD
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide and is linked to salt-sensitive hypertension. (2020-03-03)
Study explores sexual harassment at AADR conferences
The research assessed perceptions and experiences related to sexual, gender-based and nongender-based harassment among registrants at AADR annual meetings from 2015 to 2018 (n=10,495); examined demographic factors associated with reported experiences; and identified facilitators and potential solutions concerning these types of harassment. (2020-03-03)
The microbes in your mouth, and a reminder to floss and go to the dentist
Most people know that good oral hygiene - brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits - is linked to good health. (2020-03-02)
Handheld 3D printers developed to treat musculoskeletal injuries
Biomedical engineers at the UConn School of Dental Medicine recently developed a handheld 3D bioprinter that could revolutionize the way musculoskeletal surgical procedures are performed. (2020-02-27)
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