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Groundbreaking research uses stem cells to relieve mouth, face pain
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Research from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine shows for the first time that a particular type of stem cell, bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells, can suppress orofacial pain rapidly — within one day of treatment — by either IV injection of cells or direct injection of cells to the injured site. More

Collaboration reveals gene mutation link to head and neck cancer
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Experts in the United States have collaborated to uncover a link between head and neck cancer and mutations in a family of genes. Professor Jennifer R Grandis, of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Dr Levi A Garraway, a senior associate member of the Broad Institute, sequenced whole 'exomes' in order to study tumor samples collected by the facility. Exomes are a small part of a cell's genetic code that provide the blueprint to create proteins, some of which are involved in cancer growth. More

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Morning smokers may be at higher cancer risk
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Smokers who light up right after they wake up in the morning may be at greater risk for lung, head and neck cancers than those who wait longer before having their first cigarette of the day, a new study finds. The study was released online Aug. 8 in advance of publication in an upcoming print issue of the journal Cancer. More

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Diet and genetics influence shape of human jawbones
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Scientists at Johns Hopkins have found that functions and not just genetics influence the structure of jawbones in human populations. The researchers say these findings may be used to predict the diet of an ancient population, even if little evidence exists in the fossil record. It can also make it easier for scientists to pinpoint the genetic relationship between fossils. More

Sleep loss affects testosterone
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Data from a small study of healthy young men showed testosterone levels were lower after sleep loss than after more appropriate rest intervals, with the effect of restricted sleep especially apparent between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. The majority of the daily testosterone release in men occurs during sleep, the researchers noted, and sleep fragmentation and obstructive sleep apnea are associated with reduced levels of the hormone. More

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