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Imagine if we could talk to bacteria and tell them what they should do, or perhaps even better: what they should not do! This scenario is not so distant from what a research group at the University of Oslo (UiO) is working towards
Children born without the ability to get several permanent teeth, known as severe hypodontia, must expect to be "eternal patients". A new doctoral thesis from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Oslo has examined how it is possible to better help these children.
There appears to be no end to the health benefits of the much-lauded antioxidants. Now it seems that they can also play a role in whether implants inserted into the body end up being a success or the cause of complications.
Today, a minor surgical operation involving extracting a few salivary glands from the lower lip, is one of the steps required to determine whether or not a dry mouth is due to the chronic disorder Sjögren's syndrome. Researchers at the University of Oslo (UiO) are working to simplify the diagnostic process so that a single saliva test may be sufficient.
Some tissue from the mouth, a laboratory, a touch of medical gardening - and the blind suffering from stem cell deficiency in the cornea may be able to see again.
An artificial molecule can impair the E.coli-bacteria’s aptitude to cause illness. This may have wider impact than solely for the illnesses this bacteria causes. The discovery may also prove a valuable contribution in the struggle against the increasing threat from antibiotics resistance.
Imagine that your mouth is so dry that you are reluctant to kiss the person you love. You find that your tongue sticks to your palate and food is difficult to swallow. Mouth ulcers and dental cavities are a constantly recurring problem. You are tired all the time, even though you have slept the whole night, you suffer from muscular and joint pain, and you cannot understand why it feels as though you permanently have a grain of sand in your eye.