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Dental News November 10, 2013

| November 10, 2013
  • Bio patch regenerates missing or damaged bone
    Research led by the University of Iowa has tested a “bio patch” that regenerates missing or damaged bone by inserting DNA into nano-sized particles to deliver bone-making genetic instructions directly into cells. The method succeeded in regrowing enough bone to fully cover skull wounds in live rats…
  • Prescription opioid availability and associated abuse
    Researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis say one way to gauge the extent of prescription opioid pain reliever abuse in any Indiana county is to count the number of health care providers, particularly dentists and pharmacists…
  • Debunking the ‘myths’ of global medical tourism
    A team of British researchers is warning governments and health care organizations around the world not to fall for the myths and hype surrounding medical tourism. With the promise of a lucrative market and huge global market opportunities, the appeal of medical tourism is hard to miss…
  • Atherosclerosis progression and changes in periodontal health
    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…
  • Bringing needed immune cells to inflamed tissue to treat gum 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…
  • Improving gum health may reduce heart risk
    Researchers at Columbia University in New York suggest that if you look after your gums, you could also be reducing your risk of heart disease. They claim that improving dental care slows the speed with which plaque builds up in the arteries…

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