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Irish Famine and dental decay

Great Irish Famine victims were heavy smokers which caused badly rotten teeth, researchers from the University of Otago, New Zealand and Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) have discovered. The research was carried out on the teeth of 363 adult victims of the Great Irish Famine, who died in the Kilkenny Union Workhouse between 1847 and 1851. […]

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Disease bacteria and Alzheimer’s

Long-term exposure to periodontal disease bacteria causes inflammation and degeneration of brain neurons in mice that is similar to the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in humans.

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Is regrowing our teeth a reality?

One of the biggest worries we have when it comes to our oral health is the possibility of losing our teeth, either naturally or because of an accident. But what if we could grow them back?

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Researchers sequence rare bacterium

Up until now, little was known about the bacterium Streptococcus sobrinus, which can accelerate dental decay. A research team from the University of Illinois has now sequenced the genomes of three strains of S. sobrinus. sobrinus is difficult to work with in the laboratory and is not present in all people, so researchers instead focused […]

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