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NYU Dental Researchers Awarded NIH Grant for Microbiome Research to Identify Biomarkers for Tongue Cancer

The research focuses on the oral microbiome and disruptions in its normal balance, using next-generation sequencing, new molecular technologies which now permit far more comprehensive analyses of the bacterial community in the mouth. Researchers aim to learn how to diagnose aggressive cancers earlier, modulate the microbiome, and prevent or slow the oral cancer progression.

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Pacific Celebrates First PhD Graduate at August Commencement

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The Pacific University College of Health Professions held annual commencement exercises for six of its eight schools on Saturday, Aug. 12, on the Marsh Hall East Lawn at the Forest Grove Campus, highlighted by the awarding of the university's first-ever research-focused doctoral degree, a PhD, or doctor of philosophy.In all, nearly 250 students from the schools of Audiology, Dental Hygiene Studies, Graduate Psychology, Healthcare Administration and Leadership, Occupational Therapy and Physician Assistant Studies participated in the ceremony and celebrated with their families and friends.

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Small Molecule Inhibitor Prevents or Impedes Tooth Cavities in a Preclinical Model

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Researchers have created a small molecule that prevents or impedes tooth cavities in a preclinical model. The inhibitor blocks the function of a key virulence enzyme in an oral bacterium, a molecular sabotage that is akin to throwing a monkey wrench into machinery to jam the gears.

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Reversing a Genetic Mutation to Restore Your Smile

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Rena D’Souza, D.D.S., Ph.D., Professor of Dentistry at the University of Utah Health received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to build on her past research to characterize the genetics that prevent tooth formation and develop therapies to reverse this process.

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Pros and Cons: Free Dental Care in Exchange for Community Service

The majority of low-income Michigan residents and dentists who participated in a program that provided free dental care in exchange for volunteer work said they liked it, and most patients felt their oral health had improved.

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Study: History of Gum Disease Increases Cancer Risk in Older Women

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Postmenopausal women who have a history of gum disease also have a higher risk of cancer, according to a new study of more than 65,000 women.

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$1.5M Grant Awarded to Expand Training in Pediatric Dental Care at Temple’s Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry

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The five-year grant awarded to Temple’s Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry by the Health Resources and Services Administration will create new and enhanced pediatric and dental public health curricula and in-school and community-based clinical rotations.

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What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

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An ice cream cone on a hot July day can be a tasty way to beat the heat, but if you’re one of the millions of people who have sensitive teeth, then that cold treat can be a real pain. So, what causes your teeth to fear the sweet embrace of cold, delicious treats?







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