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Interleukin receives conditional approval to offer results of PerioPredict genetic risk test

Interleukin receives conditional approval to offer results of PerioPredict genetic risk test

Interleukin Genetics, Inc. today announced it has received conditional approval from the New York State Department of Health to offer, process and report the results of the PerioPredictâ„¢ Genetic Risk Test for periodontal disease. [More]
TG2 protein is a key mediator in Porphyromonas gingivalis infection, study finds

TG2 protein is a key mediator in Porphyromonas gingivalis infection, study finds

Scientists at Forsyth, along with a colleague from Northwestern University, have discovered that the protein, Transgultaminase 2 (TG2), is a key component in the process of gum disease. TG2 is widely distributed inside and outside of human cells. The scientists found that blocking some associations of TG2 prevents the bacteria Porphyromonas gingivalis (PG) from adhering to cells. This insight may one day help lead to novel therapies to prevent gum disease caused by PG. [More]
Research report on the global dental diagnostic and surgical equipment market

Research report on the global dental diagnostic and surgical equipment market

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Dental Diagnostic and Surgical Equipment Market" report to their offering. [More]
CUMC researchers devise new system for classifying periodontal disease

CUMC researchers devise new system for classifying periodontal disease

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have devised a new system for classifying periodontal disease based on the genetic signature of affected tissue, rather than on clinical signs and symptoms. The new classification system, the first of its kind, may allow for earlier detection and more individualized treatment of severe periodontitis, before loss of teeth and supportive bone occurs. [More]
Tooth loss associated with depression and anxiety, study finds

Tooth loss associated with depression and anxiety, study finds

Today, at the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, R. Constance Wiener, from West Virginia University, Morgantown, will present a research study titled "Association of Tooth Loss and Depression and Anxiety." [More]
Twin brains reveal similar progressions of neuropathological changes

Twin brains reveal similar progressions of neuropathological changes

Despite widespread use of a single term, Alzheimer's disease is actually a diverse collection of diseases, symptoms and pathological changes. [More]
Researchers discover how byproducts from bacteria prevalent in gum disease incite growth of deadly tumors

Researchers discover how byproducts from bacteria prevalent in gum disease incite growth of deadly tumors

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University have discovered how byproducts in the form of small fatty acids from two bacteria prevalent in gum disease incite the growth of deadly Kaposi's sarcoma-related (KS) lesions and tumors in the mouth. [More]
Researchers discover 'microbial Pompeii' preserved on teeth of skeletons around 1,000 years old

Researchers discover 'microbial Pompeii' preserved on teeth of skeletons around 1,000 years old

An international team of researchers have discovered a 'microbial Pompeii' preserved on the teeth of skeletons around 1,000 years old. The key to the discovery is the dental calculus (plaque) which preserves bacteria and microscopic particles of food on the surfaces of teeth, effectively creating a mineral tomb for microbiomes. [More]

Nonsurgical treatment of periodontal disease does not improve glycemic control in patients with diabetes

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that nonsurgical treatment of periodontal disease does not improve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes. [More]

Poor oral hygiene and excess sugar consumption elevates risk of CVD

The association between poor oral health and increased risk of cardiovascular disease should make the reduction of sugars such as those contained in junk food, particularly fizzy drinks, an important health policy target, say experts writing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. [More]

Poor oral hygiene, excess sugar consumption linked to heart disease

The association between poor oral health and increased risk of cardiovascular disease should make the reduction of sugars such as those contained in junk food, particularly fizzy drinks, an important health policy target, say experts writing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. [More]
ACOEM urges employers to respond to the impact of diabetes on worker health and productivity

ACOEM urges employers to respond to the impact of diabetes on worker health and productivity

In recognition of November as National Diabetes Month, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is urging employers to identify and respond to the impact of diabetes on worker health and productivity. [More]

Research findings offer new therapeutic paradigm for periodontal disease

The red, swollen and painful gums and bone destruction of periodontal disease could be effectively treated by beckoning the right kind of immune system cells to the inflamed tissues, according to a new animal study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh. [More]
Taking care of your gums by brushing could help hold heart disease at bay

Taking care of your gums by brushing could help hold heart disease at bay

Taking care of your gums by brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits could help hold heart disease at bay. Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health have shown for the first time that as gum health improves, progression of atherosclerosis slows to a clinically significant degree. Findings appear online in the Journal of the American Heart Association. [More]
LSUHSC receives $2.76M grant to study how HIV affect oral bacterial communities

LSUHSC receives $2.76M grant to study how HIV affect oral bacterial communities

Dr. Paul Fidel, the Carl Baldridge Professor and Associate Dean for Research at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans' School of Dentistry, is the lead principal investigator of a $2.76 million grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research over five years to study how HIV and antiretroviral therapy may change communities of bacteria in the mouth and what effects those changes may have on oral infections in HIV disease. [More]

PeriodonticsLosAngeles.com helps to learn and prevent gum disease

PeriodonticsLosAngeles.com is a website created by a Los Angeles periodontist. The website is dedicated to helping you learn about periodontal disease so you can prevent it, or identify and treat the condition early, before it causes tooth loss or other major health problems. [More]
High-dose statins could have added benefit of reducing gum inflammation

High-dose statins could have added benefit of reducing gum inflammation

The use of high-dose statins to lower cholesterol in heart disease patients appears to have the added benefit of reducing gum inflammation, according to research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. [More]
Olympic athletes lose to poor dental health

Olympic athletes lose to poor dental health

Olympic athletes appear to be at an increased risk of poor dental health, an outcome that may negatively impact on their well being and also on their ability to train and perform, research shows. [More]

Scientists uncover how bacterium responsible for periodontal disease worsens RA

Does gum disease indicate future joint problems? Although researchers and clinicians have long known about an association between two prevalent chronic inflammatory diseases - periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis - the microbiological mechanisms have remained unclear. [More]

New clinical recommendations urge women to maintain periodontal health during pregnancy

When a woman becomes pregnant, she knows it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to ensure both the health of herself and the health of her baby. New clinical recommendations from the American Academy of Periodontology and the Eurpean Federation of Periodontology urge pregnant women to maintain periodontal health as well. [More]