Bulletin of Dental Education

Dentistry Dean Leaving UW to Head NIDCR

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National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis S. Collins has announced that Dr. Martha J. Somerman, Dean of the University of Washington (UW) School of Dentistry, has been named Director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR).

Researchers Inject Nanofiber Spheres Carrying Cells Into Wounds to Grow Tissue

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For the first time, scientists have made star-shaped, biodegradable polymers that can self-assemble into hollow nanofiber spheres. When the spheres are injected with cells into wounds, these spheres biodegrade, but the cells live on to form new tissue.

Tufts University Study Supports New Classification of CUS

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In the first study investigating the origins of a little-known condition called chronic ulcerative stomatitis (CUS), researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) provide evidence that an autoimmune response contributes to the painful oral sores that characterize the disease.

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