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Warning to parents on high acidity drinks

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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 part of a "triple-threat" of permanent damage to young people's teeth. The balance between acids and host protection in a healthy mouth ...

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Scientists Find Genetic Mutations Linked to Salivary Gland Tumors

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The Findings May Point the Way to New Cancer Treatments
JUPITER, FL - July 28, 2014 – Research conducted at the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has discovered links between a set of genes known to promote tumor growth and mucoepidermoid carcinoma, an oral cancer that affects ...

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Tooth protein offers promise for bone regeneration

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A newly discovered protein may lead to numerous health benefits. Bioengineers at Queen Mary University of London found a protein that may aid patients suffering from osteoporosis or bone fractures.

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Predicting aggressiveness of oral cancer

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“All patients with advanced head and neck cancer get similar treatments,” said Ravindra Uppaluri, MD, PhD, associate professor of otolaryngology. “We have patients who do well on standard combinations of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, and patients who don’t do so well. We’re interested in f ...

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Previously 'hidden diversity' of mouth bacteria revealed in study

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Scientists have applied a new technique to comprehensively analyze the human oral microbiome - providing greater knowledge of the diversity of the bacteria in the mouth. For the first-time, scientists can provide high-resolution bacterial classification at the sub-s ...

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How a cup of black coffee stops your teeth rotting

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If you like a strong cup of black coffee, and you used to think it is doing your teeth no favours. But new research suggests that drunk in moderation, coffee can actually stop tooth decay.Brazilian scientists have found that a certain type of coffee bean has an anti ...

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Better communication is key to overall oral health

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Many people delay and even skip visits to the dentist due to anxiety and fear. Now University of Florida researchers have discovered that difficulty understanding and using health information, a skill known as health literacy, is another key reason they avoid the dentist — a phenomenon that contributes t ...

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Researchers use lasers to coax teeth into repairing themselves

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A Harvard-led team is the first to demonstrate the ability to use low-power light to trigger stem cells inside the body to regenerate tissue, an advance they reported in Science Translational Medicine. The research, led by Wyss Institute Core Faculty member David Mooney, Ph.D., lays the foundation for a ho ...

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