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Advances in Biosensor Technology Could Limit the Spread of HIV
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Advances in Biosensor Technology Could Limit the Spread of HIV

1.8 million people acquire HIV each year, with the World Health Organization estimating that, 1 in 5 people living with HIV do not realize they are infected. Therefore, strategies for faster and earlier diagnosis are as important as ever to limit the spread of HIV. Currently, the most common test for HIV looks for an immune…

Botox: The New Dental Treatment for Teeth Grinding?
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Botox: The New Dental Treatment for Teeth Grinding?

New research suggests that this popular cosmetic procedure could tackle another problem besides keeping signs of aging at bay: teeth grinding. Is it worth a try? Grinding and clenching of teeth during sleep is a common condition known as bruxism. Individuals with bruxism are frequently recommended by dentists to wear a mouth-guard at night. This…

Adhesives Developed To Prevent Bracket Stains on Teeth
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Adhesives Developed To Prevent Bracket Stains on Teeth

Researchers from Valencia (Spain), London (England) and Sul (Brazil) have performed research to develop adhesive materials that will prevent white stains from appearing on the teeth of people who use brackets. The white stains that orthodontic brackets often leave on teeth is a result of enamel demineralization caused by bacterial proliferation in the adhesive area,…

How Your Meds Could Make Your Teeth Fall Out
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How Your Meds Could Make Your Teeth Fall Out

You may already know that your prescription medications could be doing wonders for issues like allergies and high blood pressure, but is it possible that they may be putting your teeth at risk at the same time? A recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society suggests there may be a connection…

Uni Research Project Becomes Dental Care Breakthrough
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Uni Research Project Becomes Dental Care Breakthrough

Creighton’s Stephen Gross (right) and Mark Latta teamed up seven years ago to embark on a research mission that, with the help of student contributions, has resulted in a new dental technology that employs microcapsules – “water balloons” of calcium, phosphate and fluoride ions. When applied to a tooth, the sealant can re-mineralize teeth, creating…

Dentistry Professor Studies Medical Benefits Of Nanodiamonds
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Dentistry Professor Studies Medical Benefits Of Nanodiamonds

By Emi Nakahara Dean Ho, a professor in the UCLA School of Dentistry, who has researched the various medical applications of nanodiamonds, published a paper last week on using nanodiamonds to prevent tooth infection and breakage in root canals. UCLA researchers are using microscopic carbon molecules for medical procedures and experiments ranging from cancer drug…

Mutant First-Line Drug Resistant HIV Strains on the Rise
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Mutant First-Line Drug Resistant HIV Strains on the Rise

The fight to halt the pandemic spread of HIV has been “an extraordinary achievement in global health,” doctors wrote in the New England Journal of Medicine this week.But progress made to treat those with HIV and to stem the virus’ spread could stall, doctors said. And they point to a worrisome culprit: Mutating strains of HIV that…

Triclosan in Toothpastes Absorbed by Brush Heads
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Triclosan in Toothpastes Absorbed by Brush Heads

Triclosan in toothpastes can be absorbed and later released by toothbrush heads, a new study has found. But triclosan exposure can be limited, such as by using toothbrushes that are the least likely to accumulate the chemical and by changing used toothbrushes. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the use of triclosan in…

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