• Disarming a blood-clotting protein prevents gum disease in mice

    Blocking the function of a blood-clotting protein prevented bone loss from periodontal (gum) disease in mice, according to research led by scientists at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) in the USA.

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  • Obesity raises the risk of gum disease by inflating growth of bone-destroying cells

    Chronic inflammation caused by obesity may trigger the development of cells that break down bone tissue, including the bone that holds teeth in place, according to new University at Buffalo (UB) research that sought to improve understanding of the connection between obesity and gum disease.

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  • A chewing gum that could reduce Covid-19 transmission

    A chewing gum laced with a plant-grown protein serves as a “trap” for the SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) virus, reducing viral load in saliva and potentially tamping down transmission, according to a new study.

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