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UF Dental Student Wins Caulk/Dentsply Award

UF Dental Student Wins Caulk/Dentsply Award

Published: Sep 6th, 2006

Dental sophomore Robert V. Weaver is the second place recipient of the 2006 AADR Caulk/Dentsply Student Research Group Award Competition in the basic science category. Weaver received this distinguished recognition […]

Grant received to study ethnic differences in pain

Published: Jul 14th, 2006

Barbara Hastie, Ph.D., a research assistant professor of community dentistry and behavioral science, received a five-year, $805,194 National Institutes of Health grant to study ethnic differences and genetic factors in […]

Tooth decay-causing bacteria can live without molecules once considered essential

Published: Dec 15th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Leave it to the bacteria that cause tooth decay to be able to live without something all cells were thought to require. Scientists have long believed a […]

Tiny cellular structure plays big role in mammalian gene regulation

Tiny cellular structure plays big role in mammalian gene regulation

Published: Dec 5th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida researchers have discovered a new ingredient in our cellular soup, tiny structures that may lay the groundwork for how new cells form and then […]

UF researchers test drug that could cut orthodontic treatment time in half

UF researchers test drug that could cut orthodontic treatment time in half

Published: Jul 5th, 2005

GAINESVILLE , Fla. β€” In the first study of its kind, UniversityofFlorida researchers are testing the power of a natural human hormone to biochemically move teeth faster and less painfully […]

Practice-based dental research networks receive $75 million

Practice-based dental research networks receive $75 million

Published: Jun 6th, 2005

Gainesville, Fla β€”The National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIH/NIDCR) made an April announcement that $75 million in federal funding will be used to establish […]

Some rural residents with oral pain wait too long before seeking help

Published: May 12th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Rural residents are nearly twice as likely as their urban counterparts to postpone timely trips to the dentist, seeking help only after they develop a problem and […]

Live oral bacteria found in arterial plaque

Published: Mar 22nd, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. β€” Gum disease has been linked to hardening of the arteries for nearly a decade, and scientists have long fingered a gang of oral bacteria as the obvious […]

UF researchers map bacterial proteins that cause tooth loss

Published: Feb 3rd, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. β€” The human mouth teems with millions of enamel-eroding, gum-inflaming microbes. One of these, Porphyromonas gingivalis, is a bacterial homesteader that stakes a claim deep within the spaces […]