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Does fluoride really fight cavities by ‘the skin of the teeth’?

In a study that the authors describe as lending credence to the idiom, "by the skin of your teeth," scientists are reporting that the protective shield fluoride forms on teeth is up to 100 times thinner than previously believed. It raises questions ...

A nano-solution to global water problem: Nanomembranes could filter bacteria

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- New nanomaterials research from the University at Buffalo could lead to new solutions for an age-old public health problem: how to separate bacteria from drinking water. To the naked eye, both water molecules and germs are invisi...

Calorie labeling has no effect on teenagers’ or parents’ food purchases

(New York, NY) February 15, 2011 -- A new study led by an NYU School of Medicine investigator and published in the February 15, 2011, Advance Online Publication, International Journal of Obesity, challenges the idea that calorie labeling has an e...

Population-wide reduction in salt consumption recommended

The American Heart Association today issued a call to action for the public, health professionals, the food industry and the government to intensify efforts to reduce the amount of sodium (salt) Americans consume daily. In an advisory, published i...

Scientists discover that a specific enzyme inhibitor may help control lung...

All of us may be able to breathe a little easier now that scientists from Pennsylvania have found a new therapeutic target for controlling dangerous inflammation in the lungs. A new research report in the January 2011 issue of the Journal of Leukoc...

Does fluoride really fight cavities by ‘the skin of the teeth?’

In a study that the authors describe as lending credence to the idiom, "by the skin of your teeth," scientists are reporting that the protective shield fluoride forms on teeth is up to 100 times thinner than previously believed. It raises questions ...

Trauma surgeon leads call to action for pediatric applied trauma research...

LOS ANGELES (December 8, 2010) -- Jeffrey S. Upperman, MD, director of the Trauma Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has co-authored a call to action for filling a significant gap in pediatric public health care and seeks federal over...

Age-related hearing loss and folate in the elderly

Alexandria, VA -- Age-related hearing loss (ARHL), one of the four most prevalent chronic conditions in the elderly, is associated with low serum levels of folic acid, according to new research published in the December 2010 issue of Otolaryngolog...

Case Western Reserve researcher discovers new ‘anti-pathogenic’ drugs to treat MRSA

CLEVELAND -- September 16, 2010 -- Menachem Shoham, PhD, associate professor and researcher in the department of biochemistry at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has identified new anti-pathogenic drugs that, without killing...

New dual recognition mechanism discovered in tuberculosis

One third of the world's population is infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), which leads to tuberculosis (TB), a leading cause of death world-wide. A new discovery, led by a team of researchers from Case Western Reserve University School o...

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