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OHSU studying drug for bone-deforming disorder
...o bone fragility, loose joints, eye discoloration, dental
problems and premature hearing loss. Although exact incidence isn't known, OI is believed to affect 1 of every 5,000 to 10,000 individuals of all racial and ethnic origins, with between 20,000 and 50,000 Americans living with the disorder. Parents w...
Manchester plays host to international genetics network
... in syndromic deafness, in inherited blindness, in dental
and skin disease, in birth defect syndromes and in cancer predisposing syndromes. The Centre leads the national breast cancer trials and is by far the largest contributor to breast, ovary and bowel cancer studies and trials in the UK, entering more t...
Penn researchers discover gene that creates second skeleton
...uises, childhood immunizations, and injections for dental
work can cause the muscles to turn to bone. For now, there is no effective prevention or treatment for the molecular sabotage of FOP. The discovery of the FOP gene and the unique mutation that causes FOP provides a highly specific target for future ...
Hopkins genetics experts aid efforts to identify hurricane Katrina victims
...ed or destroyed by the flooding. Many medical and dental
records normally used to match dead bodies with names of the missing were destroyed, leaving few clues behind as to whose remains were found. All of these make identification difficult - without the aid of DNA testing. Making matters worse, family ...
Genetics experts join together to support efforts to identify remaining hurricane Katrina victims
...l of Public Health in Baltimore. Many medical and dental
records normally used to match bodies with names of the missing were destroyed, leaving few clues behind as to whose remains were found. Even DNA-facilitated identification has proved to be a challenge. Personal items, such as toothbrushes and hairbr...
National Academies Advisory: March 22 news conference on fluoride in drinking water
... benefits of adding fluoride to drinking water for dental
health purposes. It will be released at a one-hour news conference. DETAILS: 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22, in Room 150 of the National Academies building, 2100 C St., N.W., Washington, D.C. Reporters who cannot attend may listen to a live audio web...
Magdalenian Girl is a woman and therefore has oldest recorded case of impacted wisdom teeth
...on between the young age suggested by the state of dental
development and the much older age suggested by a number of developmental and degenerative changes in the rest of the skeleton," Pestle said. Other tests currently underway include an analysis of tooth structures to confirm the age-at-death; compute...
Secrets of the sea yield stronger artificial bone
...ich strength and lightness are imperative, such as dental
implants, airplane manufacturing and computer hardware. As reported in the January 27, 2006 edition of the journal Science, the Berkeley Lab scientists developed a composite that mirrors the intricate structure of nacre, which is a finely layered sub...
Typhoid fever led to the fall of Athens
...amplification techniques, Papagigorakis et al used dental
pulp to identify DNA sequences similar to those of the modern day Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi, the organism that causes typhoid fever. The results of this study point to typhoid fever as the probable cause of the Plague of Athens. Typhoid feve...
Work on microbes earns honors for two dental researchers
...on 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 e...
Marine biology mystery solved: Function of 'unicorn' whale's 8-foot tooth discovered
...r leadersfrom the fields of marine mammal science, dental
medicine, engineering,mathematics, evolutionary bi...provide insight into ways of improving restorative dental
materials. (An8-foot-long tooth can yield one foot in any direction without breaking).Nweeia also le...
Bone quality regulator identified, suggests drug target
...epair following bone fracture, joint implantation, dental
implants or bone grafting. Aging baby boomers This strategy could prove particularly useful for aging baby boomers, as joint-replacement therapy often fails over the course of years, says Alliston. Hip replacements, for example, often fail within 1...
Tufts professor chews on the nutrition-oral health connection
...ours a day increases a child's risk of developing dental
decay? Manywould probably have finished that sente...s about possible relationships between obesity and dental
decayin children. "When children watch a lot of TV, they tend to snack more frequently,particularly ...
New biomimetic process used to grow artificial bone for better implants and prosthetics
...hance if rejection. For implants in orthopedics or dental
applications, such as hip and maxillae facial prostheses, which are typically made of titanium or cobalt alloys the apatite layer deposited on the surface of the implant will increase the rate at which bone bonds to them. Similar behavior is common f...
Give thanks for the cranberry, say dental researchers
...e bacteria-busting ability of cranberry juice, say dental
researchers who have discovered that the beverage ... eating sugars and then excreting acids that cause dental
decay. "Scientists believe that one of the main ways that cranberries prevent urinary tract infectio...
Researchers devise dinosaur classification method
... based upon measurements of their copious Mesozoic dental
droppings. His method could help paleobiologists identify and reconstruct the lives of the creatures that roamed our terra firma many millions of years ago. Smith, who claims he's "not very good at math," and his coauthors, David R. Vann and Peter D...
Cheek cells used to identify lung cancer
... could be administered in primary care settings or dental
offices. The procedure is simple enough that specimen collection could be done by patients themselves." Researchers stress that additional clinical testing of the AQC method is needed, using a sufficient number and appropriate sample of patients in o...
Radical approach to cardiac resynchronization shows promise
... Mickelsen was one of 38 medical students and five dental
students who were HHMI-NIH research scholars during 2004-2005. They lived and worked on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Now back at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque to complete his third year of medical school, Mic...
New tooth enamel dating technique could help identify disaster victims
...within about 1.6 years. "Unlike most other tissue, dental
enamel doesn't turn over," said Bruce Buchholz of LLNL's Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry, where the enamel samples were analyzed. "Whatever carbon gets laid down in enamel during tooth formation stays there, so tooth enamel is a very good c...
Dye imaging ID's oral lesions likely to become cancer
...pplied to lesions in the mouths of patients during dental
visits to determine the value of the stain for ima...del to screen and identify high risk lesions among dental
patients. Ninety percent of the Province's residents see a dentist at least once every two years. Ap...
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