• Mouse study suggests manipulation of certain nerve cells can help regenerate lost heart muscle

    1 month ago - By ScienceDaily

    Human heart muscle cells cease to multiply after birth, making any heart injury later in life a permanent one, reducing function and leading to heart failure. Now, however, researchers say they have new evidence from mouse experiments that manipulating certain nerve cells or the genes that control them might trigger the formation of new heart muscle cells and restore heart function after heart attacks and other cardiac disorders.
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  • Gingivitis treatment may reduce premature birth, low birth weight risks

    Gingivitis treatment may reduce premature birth, low birth weight risks

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Pregnant women treated for gingivitis saw a reduced risk for preterm birth and increased birth weight compared with women who did not have such treatment, according to a study published in Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry.
    “Due to the hormonal changes during pregnancy, pregnant women are susceptible to gingivitis, with 60% to 75% affected, so it's very common,” author Joerg Eberhard, med.dent, MME, dental-scientist translational researcher and chair of Lifespan Oral Health at the University of Sydney School of Dentistry and Charles Perkins Centre, said in a press
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