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Skin-like tissue developed from human embryonic stem cells

... BOSTON (July 21, 2009) dental and tissue engineering researchers at Tufts University School of dental Medicine and the Sackler School of Graduate ... pathology at Tufts University School of dental Medicine and a member of the cell, molecular & ...

The last supper of the hominids establishes the times they lived at the sites

... international team of scientists has analyzed the dental wear of the fossils of herbivorous animals hunted ... (IPHES) in Tarragona has based its studies on the dental fossils of animals hunted by hominids in order to ... of Human Evolution , the researchers analyze the dental wear of the ungulates (herbivorous mammals) ...

OJ worse for teeth than whitening says Eastman Institute researchers

... that showed whitening can affect the hardness of dental enamel, but until now, nobody had compared the ... and fruit juices daily," said Ren, who added that dental researchers nationwide are increasingly studying ... the erosion." A Texas-based company, Beyond dental and Health, sponsored the trial in part by ...

Humans related to orangutans, not chimps, says new Pitt, Buffalo Museum of Science study

... that although they are a sister group of dental hominoids, "the African apes are not only less ... and Grehan write, proposing that the ancestral dental hominoid lived and roamed throughout this vast ... surface and local ecosystems changed, descendant dental hominoids became geographically isolated from one ...

NIH funds $9.5 million for research on HIV and the human innate immune system

... The Case Western Reserve University School of dental Medicine will use a five-year, $9.5 million grant ... Institutes of Health's National Institute for dental and Craniofacial Researchthe largest grant ever in the dental school's 117-year history to study oral health as ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 20, 2009

... RELEASE Stronger material for filling dental cavities has ingredients from human body ACS ... and China are reporting development of a new dental filling material that substitutes natural ... fillings made from plastic, rather than "silver" dental fillings. Those traditional fillings contain ...

Tufts University professor receives IADR Pharmacology/Therapeutics/Toxicology Award

... Va. The International Association for dental Research (IADR) has selected Dr. Athena Papas, ... Dentistry at the Tufts University School of dental Medicine. She received her Ph.D. from the ... Institute of Technology in 1971, followed by her dental degree from Harvard University School ...

IADR Wilmer Souder Award presented to University of Colorado professor

... Aurora, USA. The International Association for dental Research (IADR) will present the award at its ... Biology at the University of Colorado School of dental Medicine. He began his undergraduate studies at ... moved to the University of Colorado School of dental Medicine. Dr. Stansbury's current research is ...

Scientists discover why teeth form in a single row

... treatments for missing teeth include dentures or dental implants, but each procedure comes with ... the jaw line to form a band of cells called the dental lamina. Because all teeth subsequently form from the dental lamina, the assumption was that some special ...

Modern lifestyle prevents tooth decay

... and head of paediatric dentistry at Leeds dental institute. He has published over 65 research ... for the claim that sugar was the main cause of dental caries (tooth decay). The authors concluded that ... between the amount of sugar consumed and dental caries, but the frequency of consumption may be ...

More than a million cancer survivors declining care due to cost concerns

... either going without, or significantly delaying, dental care, general medical care, mental health care or ... for prescription medication, 11.3 percent for dental care and 2.7 percent for mental health care. ... percent more likely to forego prescriptions. For dental care, Hispanics were 2.31-fold more likely to go ...

Lightheadedness at the dentist could prove serious

... are the most common emergency situation in the dental office. This condition is known as vasovagal ... can help you get a better understanding of your dental service or treatment," says Dr. Pierson. "General ... and symptoms of vasovagal syncope do occur, the dental procedure will be immediately stopped and ...

Pitt researchers use fluorescence to develop method for detecting mercury in fish

... quick method for detecting mercury in fish and dental samples, two substances at the center of public ... and can detect mercury in 30 to 60 minutes for dental fillings (or amalgams) or 10 to 30 minutes for ... said. The mercury species found in most fish and dental amalgamssuch as the toxic methyl mercurymust be ...

Eastman Dental Center awarded $1.6 million to find ways to prevent cavities

... National Institutes of Health has awarded Eastman dental Center's Hyun (Michel) Koo, D.D.S, Ph.D., $1.6 million to continue his work on preventing dental caries, the single most prevalent and costly oral infectious disease in the U.S. dental caries (decay) results from the interaction of ...

SAGE-Hindawi launch Journal of Dental Biomechanics

... today announced the launch of The Journal of dental Biomechanics (JDB), the second open access title ... Publishing Corporation. The Journal of dental Biomechanics will provide the first ... covering the vast majority of routine dental practices. It will also cover a significant field ...

End in sight for the dreaded dentist drill

... (C&I) magazine. Drilling is one of the top dental phobias and puts thousands of people off visiting ... The new technology, which may be available in dental surgeries in five years from now, is based on ... Hogg, a microbiologist at Newcastle University's dental school, confirms that it is possible to repair ...

Ancient 'Nutcracker Man' challenges ideas on evolution of human diet

... more parallel scratches. Researchers compared dental microwear profiles of P. boisei to modern-day ... Mexico, Central and South America. P. boisei dental profiles also were compared to the New World ... has been that the very large teeth and thick dental enamel of P. boisei were adaptations to consuming ...

Rice and UT-Houston join DOD push for regenerative medicine

... Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Texas dental Branch at Houston. Rice and UT-Houston will ... to patients. Wong, the director of the UT dental Branch at Houston's Oral and Maxillofacial ... relationship between the military and the UT dental Branch's oral and maxillofacial surgery residency ...

Crowning glory

... Inderscience Publishers suggests that coating dental implants with a synthetic bone material prior to ... Titanium is the material of choice for many dental and medical implants. However pure titanium has a ... regions of the jaws. "The Bonelike-coated dental implants proved to be highly bioactive with ...

Dental chair a possible source of neurotoxic mercury waste

... Mercury is a large component of dental fillings, but it is not believed to pose ... say mercury entering drain water from dental clinics and offices is also a source. "We ... a single-chair dentist's office and a 12-chair dental clinic to check for methyl mercury. Water ...

Layered approach may yield stronger, more successful bone implants

... Researchers from the American dental Association Foundation (ADAF) and the National ... the ADAF have conducted cooperative research on dental and medical materials since 1928. ADAF researchers focus on development of new dental and biomedical materials, while NIST specializes ...

Is vitamin D deficiency linked to Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia?

... increased risk for cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus, depression, dental caries, osteoporosis, and periodontal disease, all of which are either ... or vascular dementia. There are two primary ways that people lose teeth: dental caries and periodontal disease. Both conditions are linked to low vitamin ...

Liking sweets makes sense for kids

... influence sweet preference," said study lead author Coldwell, Washington dental Service Endowed Professor and Associate Professor of dental Public Health Sciences at the University of Washington School of ....

Dr. King receives IADR Craniofacial Biology Research Award

... Award, which will be presented by the International Association for dental Research (IADR) at its 87th General Session & Exhibition in Miami, ... and he obtained his certificate in Orthodontics at the Harvard School of dental Medicine, followed by a D.M.Sc. in Oral Biology at Harvard University. ...

Tom Cruise smile comes with a sunburn price

... greater risk, said lead author Ellen Bruzell of the Nordic Institute of dental Materials. Bruzell also found that bleaching damaged teeth. She saw ... mechanical stress. Tooth bleaching is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments available. It uses a bleaching agent usually hydrogen peroxide ...

New generation of orthopedic, dental and cardiovascular prostheses

... that are expected to significantly affect the success of orthopedic, dental and cardiovascular prostheses." Etching produces nanoporous surfaces ... flow. Also, in some cases, cells can form an undesirable capsule around dental implants causing them to fall. The scientists demonstrated that treatment ...

UT to develop fracture putty for traumatic leg injuries

... Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Texas dental Branch at Houston and professor in the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial ... at Houston; Nagi Demian, M.D., D.D.S., assistant professor at the UT dental Branch; Paolo Decuzzi, Ph.D., associate professor of health informatics at ...

Scientists find link between inflamed gums and heart disease

... FASEB Journal shows that infected gums may be one place. Indeed, proper dental hygiene should reduce the risk of atherosclerosis, stroke and heart ... the health of our blood vessels could be hanging by the proverbial thread: dental floss." ...

Researchers identify Achilles heel of common childhood tumor

... between scientists from Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of dental Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston, and the de Duve Institute at the ... of Developmental Biology and Dean for Research at Harvard School of dental Medicine. "What the data suggests is that any therapy that is directed ...

UC Davis researchers define characteristics, treatment options for XXYY syndrome

... as congenital heart defects and mitral valve prolapse, 87.6 percent had dental problems such as severe dental caries and malocclusion, 15 percent had seizures and 59.8 percent had ...

Potential therapy discovered for hypophosphatasia, a congenital form of rickets

... skull, femur and spine. In fact, complete preservation of skeletal and dental structures were observed after 15 days, and bone lesions were still not ... treatment. "While the biochemical mechanism that leads to skeletal and dental defects of HPP is now generally understood," said Dr. Milln, "there is ...

Study shows mercury levels from products decreasing, though still at dangerous levels

... Mercury-containing products such as thermometers, switches and dental products release mercury throughout the product life-cycle, including ... mercury equipment, from cremations because of the mercury contained in dental amalgam used for tooth fillings, and from burn barrels used for trash ...

NYU dental professor discovers biological clock linking tooth growth to other metabolic processes

... rats have a one-day interval, chimpanzees six, and humans eight. NYU dental professor Dr. Timothy Bromage discovered the rhythm while observing ... session during the 37th Annual Meeting of the American Association for dental Research, Bromage said, The same biological rhythm that controls ...

Scientists launch human oral microbiome database

... the Human Oral Microbiome Database will be very useful, not only to the dental research community, but also to the general medical and infectious disease ... Project. This project is supported by National Institute for dental and Craniofacial Research, (NIDCR). In December 2007, NIH launched the ...

NHLBI issues first US von Willebrand Disease clinical practice guidelines

... or hard-to-stop nosebleeds, extended bleeding from the gums after a dental procedure, heavy bleeding after a cut or after surgery, and heavy or ... VWD should talk to their dentist to determine if medicine is needed before dental work to reduce bleeding. Anyone over two years of age with VWD should be ...

To keep mouths safe, don't just wear a mouthguard; keep it clean

... neck injuries and abrasions in the mouth, also known as sports-related dental injuries, are ever present among athletes. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, sports-related dental injuries account for more than 600,000 emergency room visits each year. ...

Genes, Environment and Health Initiative invests in genetic studies, environmental monitoring

... and centers, including an extra investment by NIHs National Institute of dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). The principal investigators, ... $572,000 Mary Marazita, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh dental Caries (Tooth Decay): Whole Genome Association and Gene x Environment ...

Healing power of aloe vera proves beneficial for teeth and gums, too

... bacteriain the mouth. The ability of aloe vera tooth gel to successfully perform that function has been a point of contention for some dental professionals. However, research presented in General Dentistry may alleviate that concern. The study compared the germ-fighting ability of an aloe ...

Forsyth scientists suggest linkages between obesity and oral bacterial infection

... obesity. This research may help investigators learn new avenues for fighting the obesity epidemic. This work will be published in the Journal of dental Research , and is available online today at http://jdr.sagepub.com/cgi/content/full/88/6/519 ."There has been a world-wide explosion of obesity, ...

CU-Boulder study shows Maya intensively cultivated manioc 1,400 years ago

... said Sheets, who discovered Ceren in 1978. Ash hollows in the manioc planting beds at Ceren left by decomposed plant material were cast in dental plaster by the team to preserve their shape and size, said Sheets. Evidence showed the field was harvested and then replanted with manioc stalk ...
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