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Oral Biology News

1/16/18

NBC News interviewed Praveen Arany from the School of Dental Medicine about next generation dentistry. Arany discussed his work regarding tooth regeneration.

8/5/15

UB's Praveen Arany talks about how dental techniques have changed -- and stayed the same -- over the years.

3/25/11
In 2010, 20 patents were awarded to UB faculty covering a broad range of research, including calcium sulfate nanoparticles for bone regeneration; fast, efficient ways to produce novel pharmaceutical compounds; molecules that boost the potency of vaccines, novel anti-fouling coatings for ships and other marine vessels and a method of detecting bacterial-induced rhinosinusitis.
11/22/10
An article on Dentistry iQ reports Robert Genco, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Oral Biology, is co-editor "Periodontal Disease and Overall Health: A Clinician's Guide," a new textbook that features 18 chapters of information regarding the relationship between oral and systemic diseases.
5/20/10
An article distributed by Reuters about the human gene catalog and how little is known about the many hundreds of different types of bacteria, viruses and yeast that inhabit people's skin, mouth, scalp and gut reports that in 2006, Steven Gill, associate professor of oral biology, estimated that 90 percent of the cells on the human body are actually bacteria.
3/5/09
UB Inventors Named on Patents in 2008
5/22/07
Results of a UB study that showed a link between gum disease and increased risk for tongue cancer received considerable attention among the national media.
3/22/07
An article distributed by Health Day News on advances in the development of simple, cheap diagnostic tests based on the analysis of saliva quotes Robert Genco, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Oral Biology, who said, "The field is very exciting."
11/7/06
An article in the San Jose Mercury News on research into the immense but little-known world of the microscopic organisms and the roles they play in the life of this planet quotes Steven Gill, associate professor of oral biology.
7/12/06
An article in the Sunday edition of the New York Times describes how UB's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences is helping to create a new biotech industry in Buffalo.
6/22/06
An article in The London Telegraph reports on research by Steven Gill, associate professor of oral biology, and others that shows that microbes provide an essential support system for the human body.
6/2/06
An article distributed around the world by Reuters news service reports on research conducted by Steven Gill, associate professor of oral biology, who studied the DNA of hundreds of different kinds of bacteria in the human gut.
6/2/06
An article in Nature reports scientists have logged a year in the life of 14 babies' intestines, and found that our early gut microbes bear a legacy from our very first exposure to bugs, and this early bacterial colony could have a lasting impact on our guts. The article quotes Steven Gill, associate professor of oral biology, who led the research.
4/18/03
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School of Dental Medicine News

5/11/20

Suramin, a 100-year old drug used to treat sleeping sickness, has been repurposed to fight oral mucositis and diabetic foot ulcers.

5/5/20

Prototype submitted for emergency FDA approval; could help ease shortage of life-saving PPE.

4/24/20

Ultraviolet (UV) light has the ability to improve immune responses and promote health, but prolonged exposure is linked to an increased risk of skin cancer.

3/31/20

Two faculty members in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine were honored for their outstanding efforts in the areas of research, training and mentorship.

3/2/20

Ruhl is an internationally renowned expert on saliva, oral bacteria and the oral microbiome.

2/10/20

The award recognizes UB’s progress in bringing the benefits of clinical and translational science to patients, including the tripling of clinical trials since 2015.

1/16/20

The UB School of Dental Medicine will welcome hundreds of Western New York children who lack access to dental care to receive free oral health care, hearing and vision exams, and other health services. 

12/23/19

UB professor Othman Shibly will travel to Lebanon to provide dental care to nearly 2,000 child refugees. The weeklong humanitarian mission is his fifth this year.

12/17/19

Robert J. Genco, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Oral Biology, Periodontics and Microbiology, has been posthumously named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

12/11/19

The $500,000 investment will support efforts to  fight respiratory failure, improve batteries, the development of ‘cobots’ and more.

12/6/19

Russell, whose specialty is mucosal immunology and vaccine development, was recognized for his novel approaches to mucosal immunization and the induction and function of secretory and serum IgA antibodies.

11/27/19

UB professor Mary Bush published her first novel, “A Simple Lie,” the beginning of her new crime series. The Buffalo-based narrative is loosely based on her career as a forensic dentist and expert witness.

10/18/19

The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will host the fifth Dentistry Smiles on Veterans, an annual program that welcomes local veterans to receive a day of free dental screenings, cleanings, extractions, restorations and denture repairs.

10/16/19

University at Buffalo researchers discovered that the human diet — a result of increased meat consumption, cooking and agriculture — has led to stark differences in the saliva of humans compared to that of other primates.

 

8/30/19

The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will return to the Southern Tier to provide one week of free dental care to veterans and their spouses in the area through the Dentistry Smiles on Veterans program.