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How cancer virus deploys body's gene defenses

A family of genes that normally combat viral infections interact with the human papillomavirus to cause cancer, researchers reveal today.The virus is linked to cervical cancer and a range of other cancers. Young women are now offered a vaccine to protect them against the effects of the virus. Researchers at University College London (UCL) have…

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Germs on your Toothbrush

While your toothbrush is kept in the washroom, throughout the day, a myriad of germs and pathogens may accumulate on its fibres. Doctors recommend that the toothbrushes should be kept in a safe and hygienic manner, to avoid the accumulation of; Staphylococci, coliforms, pseudomonads, yeasts, intestinal bacteria and — yes — even fecal germs on…

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Bee glue (Propolis) can be used for treatment of periodontal disease

A Research on animal cell and tissue culture by Dr. Mahwash Maalik Baloch from Bolan Medical College, Quetta, Balochistan Periodontal disease is a worldwide problem that affects people of all classes. It is a chronic infection caused by bacterial infection of the periodontium and results in a degeneration of tissue. It’s characterized by an inflammatory…

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Role of mobiles in dentistry has not been explored

Think of mobiles in the hands of a dental surgeon and you start thinking of the distractions, the germs and the potential marketing implications of mobile phones. Right? Wrong. Unfortunately, mobile phones in dentistry are being considered just those above mentioned things. But where is the innovation lying in finding the true potential of mobile…


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