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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. (2012-02-10)
Bonewald to receive major IADR award
The 2006 Award for Basic Research in Biological Mineralization will be presented today by the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) to Dr. (2006-06-28)
Toxicity of breast cancer treatment can be a marker of its success (ATAC trial)
The occurrence of hot flushes, cold and night sweats (vasomotor symptoms), and joint symptoms in breast cancer patients receiving endocrine treatment can indicate a reduced chance of cancer recurrence and thus act as a marker for treatment success. (2008-10-29)
Study brings greater understanding of tumor growth mechanism
A study led by researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry has for the first time revealed how the loss of a particular tumor suppressing protein leads to the abnormal growth of tumors of the brain and nervous system. (2013-05-16)
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. (2011-01-21)
New research will investigate how sight loss impacts physical activity
A team of academics led by the European Centre for Environment and Human Health (part of the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry) has received funding for a new 12-month project that will examine the effects of sight loss on physical activity in older adults. (2012-04-11)
Drinking tap water may help you avoid dentist's drill
Tooth decay affects children in the United States more than any other chronic infectious disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2010-04-13)
New report indicates acupuncture provides relief for sufferers of dry mouth
The emergence of acupuncture is allowing some patients to relieve or significantly reduce dry mouth's debilitating effects, according to a report in the May/June 2005 issue of General Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry's (AGD) clinical, peer-reviewed journal. (2005-06-15)
Does raising the terrorism alert level cause undue stress?
The Department of Homeland Security's color-coded system for warning the public of the risk of a terrorist attack does not appear to cause undue stress among law enforcement officers, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School. (2008-04-04)
Topics University of Michigan researchers will discuss at AADR national meeting
Kids' dental fears, soft drinks and cavities, diabetes- periodontal disease link, African American oral health are among topics U-M researchers will discuss at the American Association for Dental Research 30th annual meeting in Chicago March 7-10. (2001-03-06)
Helping patients focus on prevention
Dentists are trained to take good care of patients when things go wrong, but they are just as skilled at making sure things go right. (2004-03-04)
UAlberta innovation sheds light on how genetic information travels from cell's nucleus
Discovery science led by the University of Alberta is opening a window on cell biology rarely seen before. (2015-12-23)
CT technology shows how blood flow can predict effectiveness of ovarian cancer treatment
Technology developed at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute can provide a new window into whether or not patients are responding to treatment for advanced ovarian cancer. (2017-06-28)
Nitrate in beetroot juice lowers blood pressure
The nitrate content of beetroot juice is the underlying cause of its blood pressure lowering benefits, research from Queen Mary University of London reveals today. (2010-06-28)
Researchers engineer a hybrid 5 times more effective in delivering genetic material into cells
Researchers at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and the NYU College of Dentistry have developed a carrier in their lab that is five times more efficient in delivering DNA into cells than today's commercial delivery methods -- reagent vectors. (2013-12-16)
Prostate cancer spreads to bones by overtaking the home of blood stem cells
Like bad neighbors who decide to go wreck another community, prostate and breast cancer usually recur in the bone, according to a new University of Michigan study. (2011-03-23)
Dental anesthesia may interrupt development of wisdom teeth in children
Researchers from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine have discovered an association between local dental anesthesia given to children ages two to six and evidence of missing lower wisdom teeth. (2013-04-03)
Gingivitis vs. gum disease: What's the difference?
Eighty percent of American adults have some form of periodontal (gum) disease, but the beginning symptoms are usually painless, so many who are at risk do not recognize the signs and stages, according to a report in the September/October 2003 issue of General Dentistry, the clinical, peer-reviewed journal of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). (2003-09-03)
Grant to explore link between BPA and heart disease
The British Heart Foundation is to fund research exploring the link between Bisphenol A, a manmade chemical found in commonly used plastics, and heart disease. (2010-04-01)
Tufts University professor receives IADR Pharmacology/Therapeutics/Toxicology Award
The International Association for Dental Research has selected Dr. Athena Papas, from Tufts University, Boston, Mass., as the 2009 recipient of the Pharmacology/Therapeutics/Toxicology Research Award. (2009-03-17)
Growth Factor Contributes To Angiogenesis
A University of Michigan team has found that a natural substance known as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) contributes to angiogenesis not only by stimulating blood vessel growth, but also by prolonging the survival of blood vessel cells. (1999-02-02)
Study to investigate a potential therapy at cellular level for Huntington's disease
Researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry have received a grant of nearly £520,000 to investigate a potential therapy for Huntington's disease -- for which there is currently no cure. (2015-04-08)
Researchers reveal most effective treatment for common kidney disorder
The results of a pioneering UK-wide clinical trial that compared treatments for patients with a common type of kidney disease has found one to be significantly more effective. (2013-01-09)
Stunting in infancy linked to childhood cognitive impairment
Malnutrition in infancy and possibly intestinal disease due to giardia infection could be associated with poor cognitive function in children at 9 years of age, suggest results of a study of Peruvian children in this week's issue of THE LANCET. (2002-02-14)
Whiplash may produce delayed jaw pain
One in three people exposed to whiplash trauma is at risk of developing delayed TMJ symptoms that may require treatment, according to research published in the August issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association. (2007-08-16)
Bundles of nerves and arteries provide wealth of new stem cell information
A new Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC study not only uncovers new details on how bundles of nerves and arteries interact with stem cells but also showcases revolutionary techniques for following the cells as they function in living animals. (2014-02-06)
X-ray Microscope Designed To Study Jet Engine Components Now Probes Tooth Dentin
Using an x-ray microscope developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for the Department of Energy, researchers at the UC San Francisco School of Dentistry are probing the intricate structure of dentin, the porous material that lies under the hard enamel of teeth. (1998-03-17)
UCLA study finds severe shortage of Latino dentists
A study from UCLA's Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture finds that the number of Latinos who graduated from dental schools, and hence able to acquire licenses to practice dentistry in California, fell by nearly 80 percent between 1982 and 1999 from 74 to 15 percent, even as the state's Latino population increased by 42.7 percent (7.7 million to 10 million) during that time. (2007-04-12)
IADR/AADR publish proceedings from the AADR Fall Focused Symposium on Salivary Diagnostics
The International and American Associations for Dental Research have published the proceedings from the 3rd AADR Fall Focused Symposium themed, (2011-09-14)
Study: The science behind bodily secretions
The secretion of fluids like saliva and digestive juices are important in countless activities that keep our bodies running day and night. (2016-04-05)
Adults with special needs see gains, challenges with long term oral care
A study from researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine reports that among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the likelihood of having cavities decreased as the number of years receiving dental care increased. (2014-07-09)
Rare Mutation Find May Offer Clues To Treating Osteoporosis
Unsightly, defective teeth -- but extraordinarily strong bones -- result from an unusual genetic mutation identified, located and cloned for the first time by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry and Wake Forest University. (1998-03-11)
Rio athletes may benefit from 'leaky gut' therapy
'Leaky gut' is a condition where the thin mucosal barrier of the gut, which plays a role in absorbing nutrients and preventing large molecules and germs from the gut entering the blood stream, becomes less effective. (2016-06-29)
Young black men are at higher risk of suicide than their white counterparts
A study examining suicide rates and pre-suicide clinical symptoms in people from different ethnic groups, has found that rates of suicide vary between ethnic groups with young black men aged 13 to 24 at highest risk. (2008-03-31)
NYU dental professor discovers biological clock
Why do rats live faster and die younger than humans? (2008-04-05)
AADR awards 2010 Neal W. Chilton Fellowship in Clinical Research to Dolphus Dawson, III
The American Association for Dental Research has announced Dolphus Dawson, III, as the 2010 AADR Neal W. (2010-02-19)
Offenders need integrated, on-going, mental health care
Offenders with mental health problems need improved and on-going access to health care, according to the first study to systematically examine healthcare received by offenders across the criminal justice system. (2012-06-24)
Scientists' silk structure is secret to process of regenerating salivary cells
A research team led by Chih-Ko Yeh, B.D.S., Ph.D., from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, is the first to use silk fibers as a framework to grow stem cells into salivary gland cells. (2015-07-27)
The big male nose
Why are men's noses bigger than women's? The answer, according to a new study from the University of Iowa, lies in our physiology. (2013-11-18)
Pinpointing immune system disturbances in celiac disease
New research has identified four aspects of immune system disturbance which lead to the development of celiac disease. (2010-02-28)
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