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The Streptococcus gordonii organism is a commensal member of the human oral flora. It initiates the formation of biofilms on tooth surfaces known as dental plaque, which is strongly associated with the development of dental cavities (caries) and gum disease. It is a frequent causative agent of bacterial endocarditis (inflammation of the membrane lining the heart) which often occurs as a result of oral trauma, allowing S. gordonii to invade the bloodstream and colonize the heart.
Using microrobotic platforms for endodontic therapy and diagnostics

Using microrobotic platforms for endodontic therapy and diagnostics

What role does human microbiota play in COVID-19 severity?

What role does human microbiota play in COVID-19 severity?

Microbiome 'profiling' may help identify people at risk of long COVID

Microbiome 'profiling' may help identify people at risk of long COVID

Study reveals potentially key molecular process that occurs in infective endocarditis

Study reveals potentially key molecular process that occurs in infective endocarditis

UofL researcher receives patent for novel biochemical discovery

UofL researcher receives patent for novel biochemical discovery

S. gordonii may trigger infective endocarditis

S. gordonii may trigger infective endocarditis

Discovery of two proteins may lead to more effective treatment of endocarditis and infections associated with implants

Discovery of two proteins may lead to more effective treatment of endocarditis and infections associated with implants

Bad teeth, bleeding gums and poor dental hygiene can lead to heart disease

Bad teeth, bleeding gums and poor dental hygiene can lead to heart disease

Bleeding gums increase risk of heart disease

Bleeding gums increase risk of heart disease