The drill noise may eventually become a vague memory in the memory of dental patients. Scientists have discovered that a new peptide contained in a gel has regenerative powers over the teeth. When placed next to a caries, the gel stimulates the cells of the teeth to regenerate within approximately one month, according to a study published on May 27 in the journal ACS Nano. The technology is supposed to be the first of its kind.
The gel could eliminate the need to fill cavities or penetrate the root canal of an infected tooth. "It's not like a toothpaste," says Nadia Benkirane-Jessel, Ph.D., scientist at the National Institute of Surgical Research and co-author of the study. "With this we are really trying to control cavities." The finding could make the trip to the dentist more enjoyable, says Dr. Berkirane-Jessel, Ph.D. Instead of a drill, patients could get a little gel or a thin film over the infected tooth, healing the tooth from the inside out. Continue reading on Colgate's website
On Monday (26), the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) banned the distribution, sale and use of 13 lots of Gynera contraceptive, manufactured by The measure, published in the Federal Official Gazette (DOU), was taken after the company submitted a voluntary recall notice due to unsatisfactory results under study for the drug.
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