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Sep 01, 2014
New type of cell movement discovered

For decades, researchers have used petri dishes to study cell movement. These classic tissue culture tools, however, only permit two-dimensional movement, very different ...

Sep 01, 2014
Up to 3,000 times the bacterial growth found on hollow-head toothbrushes

Solid-head power toothbrushes retain less bacteria compared to hollow-head toothbrushes, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston ...

Aug 25, 2014
Although there has been a steep decline in tooth loss, study finds an increase in socioeconomic disparities

The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published a paper titled "Projections of U.S. Edentulism Prevalence Following Five Decades ...

Aug 22, 2014
Coated tissue scaffolds help the body grow new bone to repair injuries or congenital defects

MIT chemical engineers have devised a new implantable tissue scaffold coated with bone growth factors that are released slowly over a few weeks....

Aug 18, 2014
We need to improve dental health of Canada's seniors

Many seniors in Canada have poor oral health, and we need to start the conversation about how to improve access to dental care for this vulnerable group, argues an editorial ...

Aug 15, 2014
Supercomputers reveal that mouth bacteria can change its diet

Bacteria inside your mouth drastically change how they act when you're diseased, according to research using supercomputers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)....

Aug 08, 2014
What's the best way to brush teeth? Even dentists and dental associations don't agree

Advice on how we should brush our teeth from dental associations and toothpaste companies is 'unacceptably inconsistent', finds new UCL research....

Aug 07, 2014
Lead in teeth reveals a body's origin

By analyzing the profile of lead isotopes in teeth, it is possible to identify the place of origin of an individual and help police solve cold cases, say researchers....

Aug 07, 2014
The balance between acids and host protection in a healthy mouth disrupted by high acidity drinks

Dental researchers at the University of Adelaide are warning parents of the dangers of soft drinks, fruit juice, sports drinks and other drinks high in acidity, which form ...

Aug 04, 2014
The cause of gum disease related to type 2 diabetes

New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that modulation of B cells may effectively treat and/or prevent the symptoms of type 2 diabetes and pe...

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