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Bioactive glass may help prolong life of composite tooth fillings

Bioactive glass may help prolong life of composite tooth fillings

A few years from now millions of people around the world might be walking around with an unusual kind of glass in their mouth, and using it every time they eat. [More]
ALPHAEON announces acquisition of Rocol SA

ALPHAEON announces acquisition of Rocol SA

ALPHAEON Corporation, a social commerce company and subsidiary to Strathspey Crown Holdings LLC, today announced its acquisition of Rocol SA, a leader in the commercialization of medical equipment across Latin America. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. [More]
Anti-aging Glycopeptide can improve efficacy of cell transplant treatments for diabetes patients

Anti-aging Glycopeptide can improve efficacy of cell transplant treatments for diabetes patients

An antifreeze glycopeptide that mimics a naturally occurring glycoprotein found in Arctic fish is helping to significantly improve the efficacy of cell transplant treatments for diabetes patients--a procedure that transplants insulin producing islets to render them insulin independent for periods of time. [More]
New discovery could open door to potential treatment for West Nile virus and Dengue virus infections

New discovery could open door to potential treatment for West Nile virus and Dengue virus infections

A new discovery from the University of Alberta's Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry could open the door to one day treat or prevent diseases caused by West Nile virus and Dengue virus infections. [More]
Louisville researchers move closer to potential treatment for gum disease

Louisville researchers move closer to potential treatment for gum disease

University of Louisville researchers recently received a patent on a synthetic biochemical compound and its variants, moving science closer to a treatment for gum disease. This discovery could lead to the formulation of a mouth rinse or tooth varnish to prevent the pathogen, P. gingivalis from colonizing in the mouth and establishing itself orally. [More]
ALPHAEON agrees to bring Zelegent's office-based Elevoplasty technology to sleep specialists

ALPHAEON agrees to bring Zelegent's office-based Elevoplasty technology to sleep specialists

ALPHAEON Corporation, a subsidiary of Strathspey Crown Holdings LLC, and Zelegent, Inc. jointly announced today that the two companies have entered into an exclusive worldwide agreement to bring Zelegent's office-based Elevoplasty technology to board certified sleep specialists. [More]

Only 47% of dentists use dental dam during root canal treatment, study finds

A large national study of dentists conducted by the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network has found that only 47 percent of dentists always use a dental dam during root canal treatment, with an additional 17 percent using it 90-99 percent of the time, according to a recent scientific publication in BMJ Open. [More]

Devoted Family Dental officially launches new Give A Smile program

At Devoted Family Dental we remember how fortunate we are to work, contribute and participate in the wonderful communities where our offices are strategically located. Our hope in delivering quality dental care is that we will impact our surrounding community through assistance and service. [More]
Anastrozole drug effective in treating early form of breast cancer

Anastrozole drug effective in treating early form of breast cancer

The drug anastrozole is effective in treating an early form of breast cancer, according to a clinical trial led by Queen Mary University of London. The results of the IBIS-II DCIS trial show that anastrozole is as effective as tamoxifen for this type of breast cancer and could offer a new treatment option for post-menopausal women. [More]
Virologists demonstrate how poxviruses defeat the body's host immune defenses

Virologists demonstrate how poxviruses defeat the body's host immune defenses

Smallpox virus, which killed millions of humans through the ages, ranks among the world's most feared bioterrorism agents. Human monkeypox continues to occur sporadically in remote African villages. [More]
Tooth decay can be prevented without the need for traditional 'fill and drill' approach

Tooth decay can be prevented without the need for traditional 'fill and drill' approach

A University of Sydney study has revealed that tooth decay (dental caries) can be stopped, reversed, and prevented without the need for the traditional 'fill and drill' approach that has dominated dental care for decades. [More]
Researchers partner to help personalize cancer care

Researchers partner to help personalize cancer care

Researchers at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry are partnering with a private company to develop computer simulations that can help personalize cancer care by predicting how a patient will respond to a drug treatment. [More]
Potential for chemotherapy-free standard of care in advanced mantle cell lymphoma

Potential for chemotherapy-free standard of care in advanced mantle cell lymphoma

The combination of ibrutinib and rituximab shows activity in patients with relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma, suggests research published in The Lancet Oncology. [More]
Cognitive behavioural therapy benefits people with dental phobia

Cognitive behavioural therapy benefits people with dental phobia

Cognitive behavioural therapy could help many people with a dental phobia overcome their fear of visiting the dentist and enable them to receive dental treatment without the need to be sedated, according to a new study by King's College London. [More]
U of A researcher's work on prostate cancer metastasis earns top award

U of A researcher's work on prostate cancer metastasis earns top award

A University of Alberta researcher's work to identify patients at greatest risk of prostate cancer cells spreading to another part of the body has earned a top award at a showcase of the world's best up-and-coming research talent. [More]
Study suggests new approaches to fighting diseases using the power of illusion

Study suggests new approaches to fighting diseases using the power of illusion

Magic tricks work because they take advantage of the brain's sensory assumptions, tricking audiences into seeing phantoms or overlooking sleights of hand. Now a team of UC San Francisco researchers has discovered that even brainless single-celled yeast have sensory biases that can be hacked by a carefully engineered illusion, a finding that could be used to develop new approaches to fighting diseases such as cancer. [More]
Survivors of gunshot violence in high-crime urban area at risk of early death

Survivors of gunshot violence in high-crime urban area at risk of early death

One in 20 survivors of gunshot violence in an urban area with high crime died within five years, mainly by homicide, according to the results of a study that tracked patients after they had been discharged from the hospital that treated them. [More]
Exercise, healthy lifestyle habits may cut prostate cancer risk by up to 68%

Exercise, healthy lifestyle habits may cut prostate cancer risk by up to 68%

A study that tracked tens of thousands of midlife and older men for more than 20 years has found that vigorous exercise and other healthy lifestyle habits may cut their chances of developing a lethal type of prostate cancer by up to 68 percent. [More]
Matthew Teeter recognized with 2015 John Charles Polanyi Prize for research in joint replacement

Matthew Teeter recognized with 2015 John Charles Polanyi Prize for research in joint replacement

Matthew Teeter, PhD, an assistant professor at Western University's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and researcher at Lawson Health Research Institute, is a winner of the 2015 John Charles Polanyi Prize. The $20,000 award recognizes the excellence of Teeter's research in joint replacement. [More]
USC discoveries propose promising method to eliminate pain associated with tooth decay

USC discoveries propose promising method to eliminate pain associated with tooth decay

Dual discoveries at USC propose a promising method to regrow nonliving hard tissue, lessening or even eliminating pain associated with tooth decay, which the National Institutes of Health calls the most prevalent chronic disease. [More]
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