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.
Publ.Date : Wed, 06 Nov 2013 00:00:00 PDT
Poor oral health affects Olympic athletes' performance
The training regimen for any Olympic athlete is intense, but getting oral health into shape is usually not part of the routine. However, new research examining the impact of 2012 Olympic athletes' oral health may now make the toothbrush as important as athletic shoes.
Publ.Date : Sat, 05 Oct 2013 00:00:00 PDT
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.
Publ.Date : Fri, 08 Nov 2013 03:00:00 PDT
Newly revised guidelines from the American Association of Endodontists may help to save traumatized teeth
Teeth affected by a traumatic injury can often be saved, and newly revised guidelines from the American Association of Endodontists can help dental professionals quickly determine the best course of action to treat traumatic dental injuries.
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Nov 2013 02:00:00 PDT
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.
Publ.Date : Wed, 06 Nov 2013 08:00:00 PDT