Archive for November, 2011

Premature Children Have Smaller Teeth, Research Suggests

Premature Children Have Smaller Teeth, Research Suggests The size of teeth in premature children is smaller than that of children who were full-term according to a study by the Faculty of Odontology at Malmö University in Sweden. Our knowledge about premature children, and their physical and mental development as they grow up, is constantly growing. […]

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DNA Vaccines Show Promise in Preventing Dental Caries

DNA Vaccines Show Promise in Preventing Dental Caries In a report on a preclinical investigation titled “Flagellin Enhances Saliva Ig A Response and Protection of Anti-caries DNA Vaccine,” lead author Wei Shi, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and his team of researchers demonstrate that anti-caries DNA vaccines, including pGJA-P/VAX, are promising for […]

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Scientists Accurately Predict Age With Saliva Sample

Scientists Accurately Predict Age With Saliva Sample New research in Public Library of Science (PLoS) ONE reveals that geneticists can use saliva to determine a person’s age. Researchers looked at a process called methylation, a chemical modification of 1 of the 4 building blocks that make up our DNA. “While genes partly shape how our […]

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Dentist Students Learn With Virtual Drill

Dentist Students Learn With Virtual Drill Dental students at King’s College London are using technology work stations to learn how much pressure they should use when drilling. The device, known as HapTEL, is based on tactile feedback technology through which the user can sense touch and force in a virtual-reality environment. The work station lets […]

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