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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.

6/11/13
How often you have your teeth cleaned depends on your risk factors
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
A report on major stories in the news media during the month of December 2002 involving the University at Buffalo, its faculty, staff and students. If you are interested in receiving a copy of a story in this log, please contact Connie Rieck in the Office of News Services at 645-5000, ext. 1420 and she will gladly fill your request.

School of Dental Medicine News

7/19/19

The UB Center for Dental Studies performs scientific and clinical studies for new products by companies around the world, from Colgate-Palmolive to Western New York startups. 

7/9/19

A worldwide coalition of researchers and clinicians has agreed that light therapy is among the most effective interventions for the prevention of oral mucositis, painful ulcers in the mouth resulting from cancer therapy.

7/8/19

Initiative between UB School of Dental Medicine and Seneca Nation Health System introduces Native American students to careers in dentistry.

6/20/19

Frank A. Scannapieco, chair and professor of the Department of Oral Biology at the UB School of Dental Medicine, has received the 2019 Research in Oral Biology Award from the International Association for Dental Research.

6/10/19

Sebastian Ciancio, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor in the UB School of Dental Medicine, was named the first recipient of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) Presidential Citation.

5/29/19

The program screened more than 800 elementary students from six schools.

5/24/19

To treat Candida albicans, a common yeast that can cause illness in those with weakened immune systems, University at Buffalo researchers limited the fungus’ access to iron, an element crucial to the organism’s survival.

5/14/19

A study of 46 mammal species explores the evolutionary history of amylase, a compound that breaks down carbs.

5/13/19

There are now six startups partnering with the institute, which is advancing Buffalo Niagara as a hub for personalized medicine and bioinformatics.

4/30/19

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and UB's Clinical Research Institute on Addictions are among more than 100 organizations that have joined the national effort.

4/30/19

Some 5,799 students are candidates to receive 6,392 degrees and certificates during UB’s 2019 commencement ceremonies being held May 3-22.

3/11/19

University at Buffalo researchers have received a new $438,000 grant to develop the first online intervention based on motivational interviewing to help dental patients improve oral health behaviors, including frequent brushing and flossing.

3/8/19

University at Buffalo professor Othman Shibly established a new dental clinic in Khanke Internally Displaced Population Camp in Duhok, Iraq, to provide the area’s nearly 16,000 women and children with their first oral health care in five years.

2/11/19

University at Buffalo researchers have received part of a $1.5 million grant to investigate light therapy as a replacement for prescription opioids in treating oral mucositis, painful ulcers and swelling in the mouth that result from chemotherapy and radiation treatment for cancer.

2/4/19

The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will host its 18th annual Give Kids A Smile Day, a national program dedicated to raising awareness about the prevalence of untreated dental disease and teaching children good dental health habits.