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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)
Federal, private funding to establish inflammatory disease center at UNC
Growing awareness of important links between inflamed gums and other mouth tissues and such life- threatening conditions as heart disease and stroke has led the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and several private companies to award $12.7 million to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers. (1999-08-31)
Gum disease bacteria may cause heart disease
A University of Florida study shows that the same bacteria that cause gum disease also promotes heart disease -- a discovery that could change the way heart disease is diagnosed and treated. (2014-05-18)
Physician's mindfulness skills can improve care for patient and provider
Training physicians in mindfulness meditation and communication skills can improve the quality of primary care for both practitioners and their patients, University of Rochester Medical Center researchers report in a study published online this week in the journal Academic Medicine. (2012-04-26)
Researchers confirm new cancer-causing virus
An important new study from the Laboratory for Developmental Genetics at USC has confirmed cytomegalovirus (CMV) as a cause of the most common salivary gland cancers. (2011-11-14)
Researchers shed light on how 'microbial dark matter' might cause disease
For decades the bacteria group Candidate Phylum TM7, thought to cause inflammatory mucosal diseases, has posed a particular challenge for researchers. (2014-12-23)
Like parent, like child: Good oral health starts at home
Parents are a child's first teacher in life and play a significant role in maintaining his or her overall health. (2010-05-17)
Columbia dental students chosen for three out of nine NIH summer fellowships in national competition
Columbia University dental students Connie Gao, Xiaoming Zhang, and Magnon Reyes, all members of the class of 2005, have been awarded summer fellowships at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health. (2002-05-22)
Understanding how chemical changes in the brain affect Alzheimer's disease
A new study from Western University is helping to explain why the long-term use of common anticholinergic drugs used to treat conditions like allergies and overactive bladder lead to an increased risk of developing dementia later in life. (2016-06-22)
CWRU researchers find snoring associated with head shape
Six researchers at Case Western Reserve University have used the shape of a person's head as one indicator of potential problems with sleep apnea, a chronic form of snoring. (2002-01-04)
Registration open for 2011 ADA Annual Session in Las Vegas
Registration is now open for the American Dental Association's 152nd Annual Session and World Marketplace Exhibition to be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center from Oct. (2011-04-08)
NIH awards $28 million grant to CWRU's Tuberculosis Research Unit
The Tuberculosis Research Unit at CWRU's School of Medicine has received a $28 million contract from the National Institutes of Health. (2000-02-03)
Stem cells provide clues to cancer spread
Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding how cancers spread in what could lead to new ways of beating the disease. (2007-05-22)
Genetic markers for testosterone and estrogen level regulation identified
A research study led by the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Exeter, and Boston University School of Medicine, in collaboration with a global consortium, has identified genetic markers that influence a protein involved in regulating estrogen and testosterone levels in the bloodstream. (2012-07-20)
LSUHSC scientist awarded nearly $2 million to determine role of biofilms in common fungal infection
Mairi Noverr, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Dentistry, has been awarded a $1.7 million grant over five years by the National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research to study the role of biofilms in infection and disease. (2013-02-06)
X-rays help predict permanent bone damage from bisphosphonates
Bisphosphonates have been found to place people at risk for developing osteonecrosis of the jaws (a rotting of the jaw bones). (2009-05-07)
U-M researchers find protein that may signal more aggressive prostate cancers
University of Michigan researchers have discovered a biomarker that may be a potentially important breakthrough in diagnosing and treating prostate cancer. (2015-04-13)
Orthodontic treatment may not help psychological health
A major 20-year study by psychologists and dentists has cast doubt on the assumption that orthodontic treatment improves psychological well-being. (2007-01-23)
Study Links Stress To Mothers' Oral Health
A recent pilot study supports the old wive's tale that women lose a tooth for every pregnancy. (1996-07-09)
Lawson researchers share in $2.2 million grant
Lawson Health Research Institute's Drs. Peter Cadieux and Hassan Razvi have been awarded just over $566,000 as part of a $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health Research (NIH). (2011-08-30)
UCLA researchers find cell protein that literally nips HIV in the bud
UCLA researchers have found that a key protein in the body's dendritic cells can stop the virus that causes AIDS from (2008-01-11)
Experts join forces in bid to combat CJD and BSE
Researchers studying devastating brain diseases which affect humans and animals are to meet in Edinburgh today, Friday, 25 November to discuss the latest developments in the battle against Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) which include both BSE and variant CJD. (2005-11-24)
Reduced access to NHS dentistry to blame for dramatic increase in dental abscesses?
Is there an epidemic of admissions for surgical treatment of dental abscesses in the UK? (2008-05-29)
For children with autism, trips to the dentist just got easier
Adjusting the environment of a dentist's office can make routine cleanings less stressful for children with autism, research shows. (2015-05-11)
No drilling, no filling, no fuss -- King's spin-out will put tooth decay in a 'time warp'
Dentists could soon be giving your teeth a mild 'time warp' to encourage them to self-repair, thanks to a new device being developed by dental researchers. (2014-06-16)
Emotional intelligence trumps IQ in dentist-patient relationship, CWRU study finds
IQ directly relates to how students perform on tests in the first two years of dental school. (2013-04-22)
This is your brain on Cryptococcus: Pathogenic fungus loves your brain sugar
Highly dangerous Cryptococcus fungi love sugar and will consume it anywhere because it helps them reproduce. (2010-04-05)
New findings show vitamin D accelerates recovery from TB
New research findings which show that vitamin D can speed up antibiotic treatment of tuberculosis have been revealed by scientists at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. (2011-01-05)
Research with space explorers may one day heal Earth's warriors
A study into a key bone-growing protein was recently funded to take place in orbit aboard the space station. (2015-02-23)
Body piercing may not be so cool after all
A new study* published in the March Journal of Periodontology found that extended wear of tongue jewelry (barbell-type) could increase your chance of gum recession and tooth chipping. (2002-03-22)
New study reveals promising osteoporosis treatment
A New York University College of Dentistry professor has developed a calcium phosphate-based supplement that -- even at low concentrations -- significantly improves bone strength and thickness without the side effects of many current drug treatments. (2006-03-09)
NYU study links life's milestones to a non-circadian biological rhythm in teeth
Researchers at the NYU College of Dentistry, through metabolomic analysis of blood plasma of domestic pigs, have linked mammalian pace of growth and development variations to a non-circadian biological timing mechanism operating on multi-day (multidien) rhythms of growth and degradation. (2016-01-06)
Study suggests benefits of laser treatments for dental problems
Researchers use computer simulations to explore selective killing of pathogens by lasers, made possible because of absorption differences in tissues and bacterial colonies (2016-10-20)
Why some dental implants work and others don't
Each year, about 500,000 North Americans get dental implants. If you are one of them, and are preparing to have an implant, it might be a good idea to start taking beta blockers, medication that controls high blood pressure, for a while. (2016-10-25)
Role of autophagy in tumorigenesis
In the June 1 issue of G&D, Dr. Eileen White and colleagues at Rutgers University/University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Cancer Institute of New Jersey, report, for the first time, that the cellular self-digesting process of autophagy can protect genome integrity -- lending new insight into the seemingly contradictory roles of autophagy as both a cell survival and tumor suppressor pathway. (2007-05-17)
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