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Dental hygienists prepare to take increased responsibilities for oral health care

Dental hygienists prepare to take increased responsibilities for oral health care

With opportunities to take increased responsibility for oral health care and to deliver care in a more comprehensive way, it's an exciting time in the profession of dental hygiene. [More]
New study finds genetic links between schizophrenia risk and cannabis use

New study finds genetic links between schizophrenia risk and cannabis use

Genes that increase the risk of developing schizophrenia may also increase the likelihood of using cannabis, according to a new study led by King's College London, published today in Molecular Psychiatry. [More]
Study measures radiation exposure for children with heart disease

Study measures radiation exposure for children with heart disease

Complex heart imaging can increase cancer risks for children throughout their lifetime, according to a new study co-authored by Le Bonheur Cardiologist Jason Johnson, MD, MHS. The study, which appears in the June 9, 2014 issue of the American Heart Association's journal Circulation, is the first in which researchers quantified cumulative radiation doses in pediatric heart patients and predicted lifetime cancer risks based on the types of exposures. [More]
Parents who have child with ASD are 1/3 third less likely to have more children

Parents who have child with ASD are 1/3 third less likely to have more children

Parents who have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are about one third less likely to have more children than families without an affected child, according to a study led by a UC San Francisco researcher. [More]
Innovative device boosts tooth's natural repair process

Innovative device boosts tooth's natural repair process

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. [More]
New study aims to improve quality of life of people wearing dental implants

New study aims to improve quality of life of people wearing dental implants

Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC) is managing a trialĀ¹ into the quality of life of people wearing dental implants. The trial is funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Research for Patient Benefit Programme. [More]
Researchers identify tremendous genetic diversity

Researchers identify tremendous genetic diversity

In the most comprehensive genetic study of the Mexican population to date, researchers from UC San Francisco and Stanford University, along with Mexico's National Institute of Genomic Medicine (INMEGEN), have identified tremendous genetic diversity, reflecting thousands of years of separation among local populations and shedding light on a range of confounding aspects of Latino health. [More]
Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center offers immuno-therapy clinical trial for lung cancer

Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center offers immuno-therapy clinical trial for lung cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the second most common cancer among men and women and the leading cause of death in the United States. In 2014, it is estimated that 224,210 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer. [More]

Henry Schein Business of Dentistry Conference to be held in Las Vegas on August 7, 2014

Henry Schein, Inc., the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, announced today that its third annual Henry Schein Business of Dentistry Conference will kick off at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on August 7, 2014. [More]
New framework for monitoring oral cancer development, progression, recurrence

New framework for monitoring oral cancer development, progression, recurrence

Each year, approximately 22,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer. The five-year survival rate of 40% in the U.S. is one of the lowest of the major cancers, and it has not improved in the past 40 years. [More]

Tough driving laws reduce speeding-related fatalities among young men, shows study

A new study out of Western University (London, Canada) has found a significant decline in speeding-related fatalities and injuries among young men in Ontario since the province's tough extreme speeding and aggressive driving laws were introduced in 2007. [More]
Infants exposed to bacterial species in house dust are less likely to develop asthma

Infants exposed to bacterial species in house dust are less likely to develop asthma

Infants exposed to a diverse range of bacterial species in house dust during the first year of life appear to be less likely to develop asthma in early childhood, according to a new study published online on June 6, 2014, in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. [More]
Gene variants that lead to longer telomeres boost brain cancer risk

Gene variants that lead to longer telomeres boost brain cancer risk

New genomic research led by UC San Francisco scientists reveals that two common gene variants that lead to longer telomeres, the caps on chromosome ends thought by many scientists to confer health by protecting cells from aging, also significantly increase the risk of developing the deadly brain cancers known as gliomas. [More]
Study sheds light on new potential treatment for heat stroke

Study sheds light on new potential treatment for heat stroke

Scientists in Taiwan have found that intravenous injections of stem cells derived from human exfoliated deciduous tooth pulp (SHED) have a protective effect against brain damage from heat stroke in mice. Their finding was safe and effective and so may be a candidate for successfully treating human patients by preventing the neurological damage caused by heat stroke. [More]
Researchers find that protein serves as on-off switch for "beigeing" of fat

Researchers find that protein serves as on-off switch for "beigeing" of fat

Scientists this week reported that a molecular pathway called mTORC1 controls the conversion of unhealthy white fat into beige fat, an appealing target for increasing energy expenditure and reducing obesity. [More]

Preventive oral health services by nDPCPs may reduce tooth decay related treatment

The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published a paper titled "Preventive Services by Medical and Dental Providers and Treatment Outcomes." [More]
Researchers reveal potential new drug target for dementia

Researchers reveal potential new drug target for dementia

Researchers at King's College London have discovered how a molecular 'scaffold' which allows key parts of cells to interact, comes apart in dementia and motor neuron disease, revealing a potential new target for drug discovery. [More]
Noninvasive laser therapy triggers stem cells to repair enamel of teeth

Noninvasive laser therapy triggers stem cells to repair enamel of teeth

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. [More]
Merck Serono launches web-based software system for MS patients receiving Rebif treatment

Merck Serono launches web-based software system for MS patients receiving Rebif treatment

A new web and app-based software solution, launched in the UK today on World MS Day, will allow physicians and nurses to monitor treatment of patients taking MS disease-modifying treatment Rebif by collecting injection history through the new RebiSmart 2.0 electronic autoinjector. [More]
New research program to understand and treat debilitating psychiatric disorders

New research program to understand and treat debilitating psychiatric disorders

Scientists and physicians at UC San Francisco (UCSF) are leading a $26 million, multi-institutional research program in which they will employ advanced technology to characterize human brain networks and better understand and treat a range of common, debilitating psychiatric disorders, focusing first on anxiety disorders and major depression. [More]