Bulletin of Dental Education

Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry Researcher Studies Green Tea’s Protective Role in Autoimmune Disease

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Green tea seems to help protect the body from autoimmune disorders, according to a Medical College of Georgia oral biologist. Dr. Stephen Hsu, a researcher in the MCG School of Dentistry, has amassed a large bank of research helping document green tea’s health benefits in everything from oral cancer to wrinkles. The benefits spring from compounds in green tea called polyphenols, which help eliminate DNA-damaging free radicals. As an added benefit, a green tea-induced protein called p57 protects healthy cells as polyphenols target cancer cells for destruction.

U.S.-Brazil Team Bioengineers Tooth Crowns in Second Mammal Species

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Always eager to encourage students to consider careers in dentistry, the American Dental Education Association has become a member of the Ventures Scholars Program, a national membership program designed to promote equity in and access to higher education. The Ventures Scholars Program (VSP) identifies high-achieving historically underrepresented and first-generation college-going students interested in pursuing math- and science-based careers and provides academic recognition, information, and resources needed for them to successfully reach their career goals.

FDA Approves First Oral Fluid-Based Rapid HIV Test Kit

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The FDA has approved the use of oral fluid samples with a rapid HIV diagnostic test kit that provides screening results with over 99 percent accuracy in as little as 20 minutes. Until now, all rapid HIV tests required the use of blood in order to get such rapid results.

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