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Columbia study suggests brushing your teeth may reduce risk of stroke and heart attack
...s the most direct evidence to date that preventing gum
disease could significantly improve your chances o...'s publication Circulation, shows that people with gum
disease are more likely to suffer from atherosclerosis a narrowing of blood vessels that can lead t...
Study finds direct association between cardiovascular disease and periodontal bacteria
...per. The idea that oral bacteria shed from chronic gum
infections, enter the circulatory system, and possibly contribute to diseases of the heart and other body organs once was widely accepted in medicine. The concept, known as the "focal infection theory," fell out of fashion by the 1940s, then resurfa...
Spit, and call me in the morning
.... Saliva and other oral fluids (from the cheek and gum
surfaces) contain many of the same proteins and other molecules that blood and urine do. Some of these molecules can reveal the presence of diseases such as cancer. Others can be used to predict the number of cavities in a person's teeth and perhaps ...
Dental researchers answer key enamel question
...l in the mammalian body, emerge from soft, organic gum
tissue? An important part of the answer appears in...ters on amelogenin, a protein secreted by cells in gum
tissue called ameloblasts. Amelogenin's closest analogue in the human body is collagen, the protein ...
Forsyth scientists find blue light fights gum disease culprits
...tain bacteria commonly associated with destructive gum
disease. The research, published in the April Jou...ign or even helpful, others may invade and destroy gum
tissue and bone -- leading to loss of teeth, and, possibly, to infection elsewhere in the body. Amo...
Cranberry juice modulates atherosclerotic vascular dysfunction
...inary tract infections and playing a positive role gum
disease, ulcers and even cancer. Recent work shows that cranberries contain naturally derived compounds (antioxidants, flavonoids, and polyphenols) that may help protect against heart disease. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School...
Raisins as a functional food for oral health
...ight bacteria in the mouth that cause cavities and gum
disease, according to research presented today at ...pecies of oral bacteria associated with caries and gum
disease," said Christine D. Wu, Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Illin...
Alzheimer's disease linked to inflammation
...icator ofperiodontal disease. "We're talking about gum
disease, but it was measured by teeth lostor loose...ory burden early in life, as represented bychronic gum
disease, may have severe consequences later. Gatz was inspired to focus on inflammation by the work ...
UF researchers test drug that could cut orthodontic treatment time in half
...axin under the premise that it will further soften gum
tissue fibers, preventing them from pulling teeth back into their original position. The study will be the first of many to test the hormone as an orthodontic therapy, and it is hoped the drug could cut treatment time in half and eliminate the need f...
Bacteria feed on smelly breath (and feet)
...tongue, tooth plaques (supra-gingival plaques) and gum
edge (sub-gingival plaques) of volunteers. They in...hy volunteers and those suffering from progressive gum
disease (periodontitis), a condition which is often associated with smelly breath. However, no asses...
New study shows Emezine demonstrates more efficient absorption
...ne, a dissolving tablet placed between the lip and gum
(also known as the buccal area), may avoid the need for a patient to swallow a product during a period of nausea, which Accentia believes, offers a more patient-friendly alternative to injections and rectal suppositories. As previously announced Acce...
Searchers key in on ivory-billed woodpecker habitat
...ds -- tupelo, oak, sycamore, sweet pecan and sweet gum
trees -- attract the giant insect grubs that the bird eats. Few other mature, old-growth forests remain in the Southeast due to logging and the growth of agriculture in the 20th century. The habitat also has plenty of cypress trees (a conifer) that ...
Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...ication of an ulcer drug to teeth may help prevent gum
disease. Their findings appear in the April 2006 issue of the journal Infection and Immunity. Periodontitis (gum disease) occurs when the bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis accumulates on the tooth's surface causing inflammatory disease which leads ...
Cysteine containing chewing gum for the prevention of upper digestive tract cancers?
...ggest that cysteine containing tablets and chewing gum
can be a new way for the prevention of upper diges...s patented method is l-cysteine containing chewing gum
that was launched on the market in the 11th International Congress of Oral Cancer on May 14-17, in I...
Genes discovered that allow gum disease bacterium to invade arteries
...ble explanation for a perceived connection between gum
disease and heart disease. Scientists from the Un...mas gingivalis, an important bacterium that causes gum
disease, is also linked to cardiovascular disease. In this study we have identified and studied fou...
Report focuses on the role good microbes play in future medicine
... in humans and animals from diarrhea and eczema to gum
disease and autoimmune disorders, according to a r...ent the growth of bacteria that cause cavities and gum
disease. Probiotics also help prevent disease by interacting with and strengthening the immune syst...
USGS Science at Ecological Society of America
...while mortality was only 14% in baldcypress-tupelo gum
plots. These results are similar to those measured in forests following Hurricane Andrew in 1992, and caused a shift in migratory bird use from Pearl River bottomlands to adjacent upland forests. Hurricane Rita significantly damaged the chenier fores...
Friendly bacteria in chewing gum that bites back
A chewing gum
containing good bacteria that can destroy the bad ...n the shops soon reports Marina Murphy in C&I. The gum
is one of several products being developed by German chemical company BASF using the bacteria Lactob...
First human study confirms that immune cells can be a primary cause of bone loss in gum disease
...eria is protective or pathogenic in the context of gum
disease. Periodontal disease is an infection of th...es our hypothesis that immune cells are harmful in gum
disease," said Dr. Kawai. "It's a groundbreaking discovery because it truly gives a new understandin...
A plastic pill for periodontal problems
...new treatment for killing the bacteria that attack gum
tissue during periodontal disease, while also prom... be implanted in pockets between the teeth and the gum
developed at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, was presented at the 232nd National Meeti...