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Student finds unique opportunity studying salivary glands Mar 10, 2017 | News USA

Student finds unique opportunity studying salivary glands

Loss of salivary gland function is a devastating condition for those with the autoimmune disease Sjogrens syndrome, individuals who undergo radiation to the head and neck, or people who experience trauma. Lisa Sandell, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Oral Immunology and Infectious Diseases at University of Louisville, says there is a pressing medical need to regenerate or bioengineer replacement salivary glands for people who suffer from salivary gland dysfunction.

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Study shows stomach- and side-sleeping positions cause facial wrinkles over time Nov 23, 2016 | News USA

Study shows stomach- and side-sleeping positions cause facial wrinkles over time

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: A recent study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the peer-reviewed publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic ...

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Study shows patients operated on at night twice as likely to die Sep 1, 2016 | News USA

Study shows patients operated on at night twice as likely to die

New research presented at this year’s World Congress of Anaesthesiologists (WCA) shows that patients who have surgery during the night are twice ...

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UofL Human Subjects Protection Program earns reaccreditation Aug 18, 2016 | News USA

UofL Human Subjects Protection Program earns reaccreditation

LOUISVILLE, Ky., USA: Research involving human subjects at the University of Louisville continues to follow the most stringent ethical and professional ...

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Researchers find association between oral bacteria and esophageal cancer Apr 13, 2016 | News USA

Researchers find association between oral bacteria and esophageal cancer

LOUISVILLE, Ky., USA: University of Louisville School of Dentistry researchers have found a bacterial species responsible for gum disease, Porphyromonas gingivalis, is present in 61 percent of patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). The findings, published recently in “Infectious Agents and Cancer,” only detected P. gingivalis in 12 percent of tissues adjacent to the cancerous cells, while this organism was undetected in normal esophageal tissue.

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Research calls on dentists to increase role in treating sleep-related disorders Mar 23, 2016 | News USA

Research calls on dentists to increase role in treating sleep-related disorders

BUFFALO, N.Y., USA: The best time to identify signs of obstructive sleep apnea may not be at night while snoozing in bed but, instead, while sitting in the dentist’s chair. According to a new study led by University at Buffalo orthodontic researcher Thikriat Al-Jewair, dentists are in the unique position as health care professionals to pinpoint signs of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

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Neutrophil and cancer cell ‘crosstalk’ underlies oral cancer metastasis Feb 17, 2016 | News USA

Neutrophil and cancer cell ‘crosstalk’ underlies oral cancer metastasis

An abnormal immune response or “feedback loop” could very well be the underlying cause of metastases in oral cancers, according to Dr. Marco Magalhaes, assistant professor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry and lead researcher in a study published in the journal Cancer Immunology Research. Magalhaes has unearthed a significant connection between the inflammatory response of a very specific form of immune cells, neutrophils, and the spread of this deadly disease. ...

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Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta becomes first pediatric hospital to use exoskeleton Jan 12, 2016 | News USA

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta becomes first pediatric hospital to use exoskeleton

ATLANTA, Ga., USA: In an effort to remain a leading specialist in pediatric rehabilitation, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is the first pediatric hospital in the U.S. to offer patients enhanced neuro-rehabilitation services through the use of Ekso Bionics’ patented technology. Children’s Healthcare is incorporating Ekso — a wearable robot, or exoskeleton — into its Center for Advanced Technology and Robotic Rehabilitation to continue offering the latest technology ...

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Henry Schein Cares helps raise awareness about the need for bone marrow donors Oct 9, 2015 | News USA

Henry Schein Cares helps raise awareness about the need for bone marrow donors

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: Delete Blood Cancer DKMS, part of the world’s largest network of bone marrow donor centers, has announced a new collaboration with Henry Schein Cares, the global corporate social responsibility program of Henry Schein Inc. This collaboration follows a successful project in which multiple state dental associations partnered with Delete Blood Cancer to help grow the national bone marrow donor registry.

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Treating gum disease helps heart, may lower overall health care costs Jun 19, 2015 | News USA

Treating gum disease helps heart, may lower overall health care costs

BOSTON, Mass., USA: Gum disease has long been linked to heart disease. New research suggests that for people with both conditions, treating the gum disease may lower their health care costs and the number of times they end up in the hospital. A study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine reviewed the medical and dental records of people who had gum disease in addition to cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease (usually a stroke), or another chronic health problem.

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Johnson joins School of Public Health & Information Sciences at University of Louisville May 21, 2015 | News USA

Johnson joins School of Public Health & Information Sciences at University of Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky., USA: Christopher E. Johnson, PhD, is the new chair of the Department of Health Management and Systems Sciences in the University of Louisville ...

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Students receive certificates in LGBT health and wellness competency Apr 21, 2015 | News USA

Students receive certificates in LGBT health and wellness competency

LOUISVILLE, Ky., USA: Last year, the first year it was offered, the University of Louisville LGBT Center awarded 26 certificates in LGBT health and wellness ...

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