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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.

AADR Perspective on Phase 1 of “Advancing Dental Education: Gies in The 21st Century”

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Alexandria, Va., USA – In 1926, William Gies published the seminal report “Dental Education in the United States and Canada,” which has had a profound impact on dental education over the last 90 years providing a scientific basis for the profession. However, dental education is now challenged by a new set of issues. A national project, “Advancing Dental Education: Gies in the 21st Century” was created to address these complex modern issues and develop a broad strategic plan for the future of dental education. The project aims to critically assess the current state of oral health education and practice, identify trends that will shape future dental education, develop strategies for restructuring dental education to address long-range challenges and prepare a long-term strategic plan to implement the changes needed. This project is divided into three phases. 

Marcelo Freire - August 2017

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Marcelo Freire, D.D.S., Ph.D., D.M.Sc., is a faculty member at the Forsyth Institute and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He is passionate about human health and the importance of integrating science proven innovations with clinical practices. He has published many papers and book chapters in the field of immunology, periodontology, inflammation and tissue regeneration. Freire is influential scientist in the area of biological innovations with specific focus in leveraging the understanding of endogenous immune response to enhance human healing potential.

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