HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Work on microbes earns honors for two dental researchers

Two University of Rochester Medical Center scientists who study ways to stop the microbes that cause cavities have been awarded international prizes for their research.

Oral biologist Hyun (Michel) Koo, D.D.S., Ph.D., and microbiologist Robert Marquis, Ph.D., both researchers in the Center for Oral Biology, will receive Distinguished Scientist Awards at a meeting in Australia in June of the International Association of Dental Research, the largest organization of dental researchers in the world. The awards recognize outstanding and innovative achievement in dental research worldwide.

Koo, who is on the faculty of the Eastman Department of Dentistry, has already established a track record of success and will receive the Young Investigator Award. Marquis, professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, will receive the Senior Investigator award for a lifetime of achievement.

Koo is a dentist who became interested in food science and has used his knowledge of both fields to try to stop bacteria like Streptococcus mutans that cause cavities. Such bacteria munch on the sugars that we eat and then secrete acids that dig holes in our teeth. Koo, who has been honored four times previously by IADR and has been with the University since 1999, seeks to identify specific compounds in foods and other natural products that help prevent cavities. He has identified compounds in propolis, a sticky substance made by honeybees to protect their hives, that inhibit the activity of a key enzyme that forms dental plaque. Currently he is studying whether certain components found in cranberry juice protect against cavities.

"Dr. Koo's work in this area helps us understand the pivotal role of nutrition in the development and prevention of dental decay," said Cyril Meyerowitz, D.D.S., M.S., chair of the Eastman Department of Dentistry and director of Eastman Dental Center.

Marquis is a microbial physiologist who studies how bacteria get the
'"/>

Contact: Tom Rickey
tom_rickey@urmc.rochester.edu
585-275-7954
University of Rochester Medical Center
17-Jan-2006


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Bigelow Laboratory Scientists develop new approach to study marine microbes
2. Study finds fecal microbes high in New Orleans sediments following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
3. Genomics throws species definition in question for microbes
4. Darwins famous finches and Venters marine microbes
5. Vitamin D3 provides the skin with protection from harmful microbes
6. Hidden-hero microbes in soil, water may help naturally clean toxic sites
7. Relative abundance of common microbes living in the gut may contribute to obesity
8. New text focuses on microbes in the mouth
9. Diversity promotes cooperation among microbes
10. Using microbes to fuel the US hydrogen economy
11. Tight-knit family: Even microbes favor their own kin

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/14/2018)... ... August 13, 2018 , ... Castle Dental® has partnered ... office on South Lamar Blvd. to provide free dental services for underinsured, low-income ... include x-rays and exams, fillings , extractions , cleanings ...
(Date:8/9/2018)... ... August 08, 2018 , ... ... and marketing companies, who helps physicians bring the latest regenerative therapies and treatment ... and Saturday, October 5-6, 2018 in White Plains, NY. , The ...
(Date:8/7/2018)... (PRWEB) , ... August 06, 2018 , ... ... in front of The NCERC at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s University Park. SIUE ... also grain sorghum and sweet sorghum. These three feedstocks represent conventional biofuels production, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:8/1/2018)... , ... August 01, 2018 ... ... today announces research results on the significant impact of a proprietary biofield ... , The preclinical research assessed biomarkers for systemic and organ-specific inflammation, ...
(Date:7/31/2018)... (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2018 , ... ... 2 additional CE/IVD marked molecular quality controls to its expanding CE/IVD product inventory. ... controls to our expanding CE/IVD QC offerings. ZeptoMetrix remains entirely committed to fully ...
(Date:7/27/2018)... ... July 27, 2018 , ... ... Advocacy Group (BRAG®) and representatives of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) met ... recently-issued white paper, “Proposal for a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory ...
(Date:7/25/2018)... ... July 25, 2018 , ... Eileen Meagher, an evidence-based ... biofield energy treated nutraceutical to improve skin health parameters including anti-wrinkling, skin hydration, ... and reported the following results:,     More than 500% increase ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: