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Putting teeth into forensic science

In a large natural disaster, such as the Haitian earthquake earlier this year, or in an unsolved homicide case, knowing the birth date of an individual can guide forensic investigators to the correct identity ...

dateMay 19, 2010 in Analytical Chemistry
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Like parent, like child: Good oral health starts at home

Parents are a child's first teacher in life and play a significant role in maintaining his or her overall health. Providing oral health education to mothers and families is essential to teaching children healthy habits and ...

dateMay 17, 2010 in Health
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Drinking tap water may help you avoid dentist's drill

Tooth decay affects children in the United States more than any other chronic infectious disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC states that tooth decay, if left untreated, can ...

dateApr 13, 2010 in Health
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The formula for making teeth will soon be found

Each cusp of our teeth is regulated by genes which carefully control the development. A similar genetic puzzle also regulates the differentiation of our other organs and of all living organisms. A team of researchers at the ...

dateMar 15, 2010 in Other
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Genes associated with early tooth development identified

Several genes affect tooth development in the first year of life, according to the findings of a study conducted at Imperial College London, the University of Bristol in the UK and the University of Oulu in Finland. The research, ...

dateFeb 26, 2010 in Genetics
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