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Much-needed new antibiotic shows great promise for treating gum disease

from University of Virginia via Medical Xpress

From Oct. 31: A new antibiotic being developed at the University of Virginia School of Medicine appears ideal for battling periodontal disease, the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, according to dental researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University led by Richard T. Marconi. The drug, amixicile, was found to be effective against the harmful "Red Group" of anaerobic bacteria associated with advanced gum disease. more

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