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AADR Elections Results: AADR Members Elect Mark Herzberg and Kimon Divaris

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Members of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) have elected Mark Herzberg, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis to serve as the next vice president of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR). His term will commence at the conclusion of the 47th AADR Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., USA, March 21-24, 2018. After serving as vice president, he will remain on the AADR Board of Directors for three consecutive terms as president-elect, president and immediate past president.

Jakubovics Named Associate Editor for the Journal of Dental Research

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Alexandria, Va., USA – The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) are pleased to announce that Dr. Nicholas Jakubovics has been selected as a new Associate Editor of the IADR/AADR publication Journal of Dental Research (JDR) starting October 1, 2017. He succeeds Prof. Nicola Innes who completed a four-year term with the Journal last month.

IADR/AADR Publish JDR Special Issue on Orofacial Clefting and Dental and Craniofacial Anomalies

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Alexandria, Va., USA – The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published a special issue in the Journal of Dental Research (JDR) on orofacial clefting and dental and craniofacial anomalies. Dr. Brian Schutte, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA, served as the guest editor of this special issue along with JDR Associate Editor, Dr. Joy Richman, University of British Columbia, Canada.

Exploring Periodontitis in Patients With Chédiak-Higashi Syndrome

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Alexandria, Va., USA – The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published an article titled “Periodontitis in Chédiak-Higashi Syndrome: An Altered Immunoinflammatory Response” in the JDR Clinical & Translational Research (JDR CTR). In this study, Vivek Thumbigere Math, from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and authors from other institutes of NIH as well as the State University of Campinas, Piracicaba Dental School, Piracicaba, SP, Brazil sought to determine the periodontal status of patients with severe and mild forms of Chédiak-Higashi syndrome (CHS), a rare genetic disorder caused by mutations in the lysosomal trafficking regulator gene (LYST) — a gene that codes for a protein that helps with protein packaging and transport within cells.

Researchers Use Saliva to Diagnose and Find Clues About Zika Virus

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Alexandria, Va., USA – For the first time, researchers are using proteomics to examine proteins and peptides in saliva in order to accurately detect exposure to Zika virus. With 70 countries and territories reporting evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission, there is an increased need for a rapid and effective test for the virus. This study, published online today in the Journal of Dental Research (JDR), offers a new, quicker and more cost-effect way to test for the virus.

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