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MCP-1

NYU Dentistry Study Finds Evidence That a Protein, MCP-1, May Determine Bone Loss Responses to Parathyroid Hormone

12/06/17

Findings Could Have Implications for Systemic as Well as Bone Conditions

In a new study published in November in Scientific Reports, New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) researchers investigating the catabolic effect of parathyroid hormone (PTH) in hyperparathyroidism (HPT) showed, for the first time, that monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) is required for catabolic responses to PTH. HTP is a condition in which an abnormally high concentration of PTH in the blood accelerates bone loss.

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Increased Oral Pathogens

Increased Oral Pathogens and Decreased Bacterial Diversity Predict Precancerous Lesions of Stomach Cancer

11/27/17

NYU Dentistry Study Points to Controlling Periodontal Disease for Possible Cancer Prevention

Elevated pathogen colonization and a lack of bacterial diversity in the mouth were identified in people with precancerous lesions that could precede stomach cancer, finds a new study led by New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) and New York University School of Medicine.

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Ryan Ruff and Richard Niederman

NYU College of Dentistry Awarded $3.6 Million by NIH for Cavity Prevention Research in Rural New Hampshire

10/26/17

Study to Compare Cavity Prevention Techniques in School-based Dental Programs

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a research team at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) funding to study cavity prevention and cost effectiveness in school-based dental programs in New Hampshire.

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Amr M. Moursi

NYU Dentistry Receives $2.8 Million as Part of Multi-Center Study to Stop the Progression of Cavities in Children

10/10/17

NIH-Funded Study to Test Cavity-Fighting Liquid at Three Clinical Sites

The National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a grant that will provide funding to New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) and its collaborators to test the effectiveness of silver diamine fluoride in stopping the progression of cavities in young children.

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Yu Zhang

Yu Zhang Awarded Nearly $3.7 Million by NIH’s National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research

9/29/2017

Research Will Develop Strong Yet Natural-Looking Materials for Restorative Dentistry

New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) researchers have received two R01 grants from the National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, totaling nearly $3.7 million.

The grants will support research to develop improved materials for restorative dentistry that are both resilient and aesthetically pleasing. Yu Zhang, PhD, associate professor of biomaterials at NYU Dentistry, will lead the two projects.

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Study Pinpoints Role of Proteins

NYU Dentistry Study Pinpoints Role of Proteins That Produce Pearls

9/22/2017

Pearls' Tough Structures Hold Clues for Creating Hardy Materials, With Possibilities from Dentistry to Aerospace

Pearls are among nature's most beautiful creations, and have been treasured for countless centuries. Beneath one's iridescent surface lies a tough and resilient structure made of intricately arranged tiles of calcium carbonate organized by a crew of proteins that guide its formation and repair.

While it is known that pearls are made of calcium carbonate with an organic matrix core, the role of the proteins modulating the organization of these crystals has, until recently, been unclear.

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Richard Niederman

Drs. Niederman and Ruff Approved for $13 Million Research Funding Award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

9/20/2017

Study to Focus On Bronx School-Based Cavity Prevention Dental Programs 

A research team at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) has been approved for a $13.3 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study cavity prevention, quality of life, and school performance.

NYU Dentistry's Richard Niederman, DMD, and Ryan Richard Ruff, MPH, PhD, will lead the five-year study comparing the effectiveness of two cavity-prevention techniques — a "simple" treatment of topical silver and fluoride, and a "complex" treatment of traditional sealants and fluoride. The study will be conducted in elementary schools in the Bronx, an area with a scarcity of dental care providers and clinics.

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Lauren Feldman

NYU Dentistry’s Lauren Feldman Receives Nearly $1M HRSA Career Development Award

9/7/2017

Aim is to increase student and faculty engagement in interprofessional collaborative care 

Lauren Feldman, DMD, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry), has received a five-year, nearly $1 million Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry Clinician Educator Career Development Award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The award will enable Dr. Feldman to develop a formal curriculum that will refine pediatric interprofessional education at NYU Dentistry, the most comprehensive oral healthcare center in the U.S.

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Bluestone Research

NYU Bluestone Center Researchers Discover That Skin Color Affects Skin Sensitivity to Heat and Mechanical Stimuli

9/5/2017

Finding may have implications for clinical treatment of pain

Researchers at the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research at the New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) have identified a novel molecular mechanism which explains why dark-skinned and light-skinned people respond differently to heat and mechanical stimulation.

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Drs. Albertson and Schmidt

NYU Dental Researchers Awarded NIH Grant for Microbiome Research to Identify Biomarkers for Tongue Cancer

8/1/2017

Researchers at NYU Dentistry's Bluestone Center for Clinical Research have been awarded a two-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to develop biomarkers for tongue cancer, a subset of oral cancers that often are deadly.

"We are investigating the tongue microbiome, which is the bacterial community on the tongue," said Donna Albertson, PhD, grant co-principal investigator, a professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at NYU Dentistry, and an investigator at the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research.

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Dr. Nicole Scheff

Dr. Nicole Scheff Receives $120,000-Plus NIDCR F32 Grant to Investigate the Biology of Sex Differences in Oral Cancer Pain

7/7/2017

Dr. Nicole Scheff, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Brian L. Schmidt, has received a two-year, $120,000-plus F32 grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). The grant was awarded to Dr. Scheff to investigate whether immune cells in the oral cancer environment contribute to sex differences in oral cancer pain.

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Dr. Xin Li

Dr. Xin Li and Team Identify Promising Target to Protect Bone in Patients with Diabetes

7/7/2017

Researchers at the College have described a new target that may open the door to developing therapies for preventing bone fractures in people with type 2 diabetes. In a study published in Nature Communications, the investigators report that hyperglycemic mice (or mice with type 2 diabetes) have a 24-fold higher accumulation of succinate, an intermediate metabolite, in the metabolic pathways of their bone marrow stromal cells.

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Asgeir Sigurdsson

Dr. Asgeir Sigurdsson Named Inaugural Presley Elmer Ellsworth Professor of Endodontics

6/19/2017
Dr. Asgeir Sigurdsson, associate professor and chair of the Dr. I.N. and Sally Quartararo Department of Endodontics, has been named the inaugural Presley Elmer Ellsworth Professor of Endodontics.

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Pendola Jain

Researchers Study Sea Urchins for Clues to Better Dental Composite Structures  

6/7/2017
Researchers from NYU Dentistry are investigating a protein found inside the spicules of a sea urchin embryo to understand what makes these proteins such efficient ‘brick organizers’.

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Erin Brent

Erin Brent Promoted to Associate Dean for Financial & Academic Planning and Strategic Initiatives

6/7/2017
Ms. Erin Brent, formerly assistant dean for financial planning, budget, and strategic initiatives, has been promoted to associate dean for financial & academic planning and strategic initiatives, effective June 1, 2017.

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Olivier Nicolay

Dr. Olivier Nicolay Appointed Chair of the Department of Orthodontics

6/7/2017
Dr. Olivier Nicolay, clinical associate professor and acting chair of the Department of Orthodontics, has been appointed chair of the Department of Orthodontics, effective June 1, 2017.

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Kimberly MacGregor

Dr. Kimberly MacGregor Named 2017 Litvak Fellowship Recipient

5/23/2017
Dr. Kimberly MacGregor, a second-year postgraduate student in the Jonathan and Maxine Ferencz Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics, is the 2017 recipient of the Dr. Harold Litvak Junior Fellowship in Prosthodontics.

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Mitchell Lipp

NYU Dentistry/ADEA Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program Celebrates Exceptional First Year

5/9/2017
The NYU Dentistry/ADEA Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program (ADCFP) establishes mentoring relationships between dental students and faculty members. The program began as a selective national program and grew to become a much larger program coordinated by ADEA, and organized and administered within individual dental schools. 2016-2017 was NYU Dentistry's first year and what a year it was!

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Bringing Smiles

The Department of Pediatric Dentistry is "Bringing Smiles" to New York City Schoolchildren

4/28/2017
The Department of Pediatric Dentistry’s new Bringing Smiles outreach program, under the direction of Clinical Associate Professor Jill B. Fernandez, now provides comprehensive oral health care in New York City Public Schools, a first for the department, whose outreach initiatives previously have focused on health education and preventive services.

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Jessica Hilburg

Jessica Hilburg Appointed Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

4/7/2017
Dr. Jessica Hilburg has been appointed Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, effective April 1, 2017.

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Elena Cunningham

Dr. Elena P. Cunningham Earns NYU's Highest Teaching Honor

3/28/2017
Dr. Elena P. Cunningham, clinical associate professor of basic science and craniofacial biology, has been selected by an all-University committee as a recipient of the 2016-2017 NYU Distinguished Teaching Award. Dr. Cunningham is one of only six faculty members University-wide to receive the award this year.

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Opening of the Dentsply Sirona Endodontic Suite at NYU College of Dentistry

3/21/2017

Clinical suite features a fully integrated computer network with best–practice case management software; a fully equipped, state-of-the art surgical suite with 37 new treatment units; intraoral digital X-ray stations; state-of-the-art endodontic motors; ultrasonic units; intraoral sensors; and a Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT) scanner, utilizing state-of-the-art scanning technology to produce 3D images of teeth, soft tissue, nerve pathways, and bone in a single scan.

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Students in Public Health Dentistry

Second Annual Public Health Dentistry Conference at NYU Draws More than 100 Students and Faculty from Across the Globe

3/3/2017
More than 100 dental, dental hygiene, and pre-dental students and faculty participated in the Students in Public Health Dentistry Conference, "Advocacy: Every Dentist's Chance to Change the World," held at the NYU College of Dentistry on February 26, 2017.
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NYU

NYU Dentistry and NYU Stern School of Business Jointly Offer a New DDS/MBA Dual Degree Option

2/23/2017

In response to an increasing demand on dentists to manage both patient care and the business of dentistry, NYU Dentistry and the NYU Stern School of Business have created a dual degree DDS/Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. Students can complete both degrees within five years with a flexible format that balances coursework with clinical practice. READ MORE >>>
 


Dr. Despina Sitara

Dr. Despina Sitara Awarded $1.4 Million Grant to Determine How Fibroblast Growth Factor-23 Affects Severe Anemia

2/8/2017

The Department of Defense has awarded Dr. Despina Sitara, assistant professor of basic science and craniofacial biology at the NYU College of Dentistry, a three-year, $1.4 million grant to study how an excess of the bone secreted hormone Fibroblast Growth Factor-23 (FGF-23) causes severe anemia. The research aims to understand the role that FGF-23 plays in anemia associated with chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease and discover new therapy targets. READ MORE >>>

 


DDS/Online Advanced Certificate in Public Health

NYU Colleges of Dentistry & Global Public Health Jointly Offer DDS/Online Advanced Certificate in Public Health Option

2/3/2017

The program, one of very few in the U.S., gives dental students the opportunity to gain added expertise in core public health concepts, enhancing their ability to deliver effective public health solutions. READ MORE >>>

 


World Health Organization

NYU College of Dentistry’s Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion Designated a WHO Collaborating Center

1/9/2017

Designation provides the framework for novel approaches to oral health in the Americas and globally

The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated the Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion at NYU College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) as a WHO Collaborating Center for Quality –improvement, Evidence-based Dentistry (QED WHO CC). The WHO designation recognizes NYU Dentistry’s expertise and commitment to evidence-based dentistry, and makes it one of only 10 WHO Dentistry Collaborating Centers in the world. READ MORE >>>

 


Rodrigo S. Lacruz

Dr. Rodrigo S. Lacruz Awarded Five-Year, $1.9M NIH Grant to Study Calcium Control in Dental Enamel

12/14/16

Funded by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, the study’s goal is to develop improved strategies for the prevention and treatment of dental caries. READ MORE >>>

 


Ryan Ruff

NYU Dental Researcher Ryan Ruff Awarded $317,000 NIH Grant to Evaluate School-based Caries Prevention Programs

11/29/16

Funded by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, the study aims to identify key criteria for optimizing local school-based caries prevention programs scalable for nation-wide effective caries prevention programs. READ MORE >>>

 


Nicola Partridge Lab

Dr. Nicola Partridge Awarded $1.9 M to Further Osteoporosis Drug Research and Development

11/14/16

NYU Dentistry's Nicola Partridge, PhD, has been awarded a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to investigate potential new compounds for the treatment of osteoporosis. READ MORE >>>

 


Courtney Chinn

Dr. Courtney Chinn Awarded $1.3M HRSA Grant to Establish Growing Success, a Novel Faculty Development Program Designed to Expand Dental Access for Underserved Populations

10/28/16

Program seeks to grow a diverse and qualified cohort of pediatric dental and dental hygiene faculty who will expand dental access by engaging trainees in quality, community-based rotations. READ MORE >>>

 


Jean-Pierre Saint_Jeannet

Dr. Jean-Pierre Saint-Jeannet Receives $2M NIH Award to Study the Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Craniofacial Defects in Nager Syndrome

10/28/16

Research seeks to gain novel insights into the pathogenesis of Nager syndrome, a rare craniofacial disorder, and to identify novel candidate genes as potential causes of the disease, steps toward early detection, and reduction of craniofacial malformations at birth. READ MORE >>>

 


Dr. Ismael Khouly

Dr. Ismael Khouly Named First NYU Investigator to Receive Osteo Science Foundation Funding

9/30/16

The Osteo Science Foundation has awarded one of two inaugural Philip J. Boyne Junior Faculty Awards to Ismael Khouly, DDS, MS, PhD, associate director of periodontology and implant dentistry at the NYU Bluestone Center for Clinical Research and clinical assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery at the NYU College of Dentistry. The award marks the first time that an NYU investigator has been funded by the Osteo Science Foundation, whose mission is to advance hard and soft tissue regeneration, with a focus on oral, cranial, and maxillofacial surgery in the United States and Canada. Dr. Khouly's research has the potential to significantly reduce post-extraction resorption problems that may impair the success of prosthetic restoration and/or implant placement in the posterior maxilla. READ MORE >>>

 


NBDE

Extraordinary Performance for Class of 2018 on Part I of the National Boards

9/29/16

The Class of 2018 scored an amazing 99.7 percent first-time pass rate on Part I of the National Boards. This pass rate continues a remarkable trend that includes a 100 percent pass rate for the Class of 2017, a 99.6 percent pass rate for the Class of 2016, and a 100 percent pass rate for the Class of 2015. READ MORE >>>

 


Fall for Healthy Smiles Brush-a-Thon

Fall for Healthy Smiles! NYU Dentistry and Oral Health America Hold Back-to-School Brush-a-Thon

9/28/16

Twenty-six children from P.S. 142 joined the New York University College of Dentistry’s Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Oral Health America (OHA), and NY State Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh to learn an important lesson about keeping their smiles healthy and bright, Wednesday, September, 28, 2016, at NYU Dentistry. LEARN MORE >>>

 


Evgeny Pavlov

NYU Dental Researcher Awarded $1.8M by NIH to Study the Phenomenon Known as the "Mitochondrial Permeability Transition" to Prevent Strokes and Heart Attacks

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have awarded Dr. Evgeny Pavlov, assistant professor of basic science and craniofacial biology, a $1.8M, five-year grant to study the phenomenon known as the “Mitochondrial Permeability Transition” to prevent strokes and heart attacks. LEARN MORE >>>

 


Dental Van

NYU Dentistry's Mobile Dental Van Program Continues Rollout of its New Senior Care Initiative

8/16/2016

Hosted by NY State Senator Leroy Comrie at the Greater Springfield Community Church, 177-06 129th Avenue, Queens, NY, on Wednesday, August 17, 2016.
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NYU College of Dentistry and Univision

NYU College of Dentistry to Partner with Univision to Promote Improved Oral Health Among Hispanics

8/2/2016

Articles featuring dental care topics, health care tips, and informational videos will be available in both Spanish and English on Univision Salud beginning September 1, 2016. LEARN MORE >>>

 


Dentsply Sirona Endodontic Clinical Suite

Rendering of Operatory located in the new Dentsply Sirona Endodontic Clinical Suite.

NYU College of Dentistry Announces New State-of-the-Art Endodontic Clinical Suite

7/18/2016

New York University College of Dentistry, in collaboration with Dentsply Sirona, the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, is proud to announce a new, fully equipped endodontic clinical suite that will employ the most advanced educational and patient care technologies available. Dr. Charles N. Bertolami, Herman Robert Fox Dean of NYU Dentistry, announced this collaboration on June 15, at a gala in Manhattan celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Dr. Ignatius N. and Sally Quartararo Department of Endodontics, the oldest department of endodontics in the nation. READ MORE >>>

 


Dr. Simone Duarte and rising seventh grader Maya Karri

Dr. Simone Duarte Helps Middle School Student Send Science Experiment into Outer Space

7/6/2016

Dr. Simone Duarte, clinical assistant professor of basic science and craniofacial biology, welcomed rising seventh grader Maya Karri to her research laboratory in May 2016 as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) — a nationwide program in which students compete to have experiments they’ve developed flown into outer space for microgravity testing. READ MORE >>>

 


Smiling Faces, Going Places Dental Van

NYU Dentistry's Mobile Dental Van Program Launches Senior Care Initiative

6/30/2016

Understanding the importance of making access to oral health care convenient for everyone, particularly our older New Yorkers, NYU Dentistry is launching its pilot program, Dental Van Senior Citizen Initiative, on July 6, 2016, from 9:00am-3:00pm at the Shorefront YM-YWHA located at 3300 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, to provide quality dental care to New York’s underserved elderly residents. READ MORE >>>

 


Jean-Pierre Saint-Jeannet

NYU Dentistry Professor Awarded Five-Year, $2M NIH Grant to Study Cellular Processes Responsible for Generating Sensory Organs

6/24/2016

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology Jean-Pierre Saint-Jeannet, PhD, a five-year, $2M grant to study the cellular processes ultimately responsible for the generation of sensory organs, including the optic lens, the olfactory epithelium (tissue in the nasal cavity that is responsible for smell) and the inner ear. READ MORE >>>

 


Dr. Brian Schmidt and Dr. Seiichi Yamano

NYU's Bluestone Center Awarded $1.2M from NIH to Investigate Gene Delivery for the Treatment of Oral Cancer Pain

6/20/2016

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded Drs. Brian Schmidt and Seiichi Yamano a $1.2M (3-year) grant to test whether their non-viral gene delivery method can effectively and safely treat oral cancer pain. READ MORE >>>

 


USDA NIFA

NYU College of Dentistry Professors Awarded Three-Year, $1.8M Grant to Evaluate Models for Reviewing Maltreatment Cases among Army Personnel

6/9/2016

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), a branch of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), has awarded New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) Professors of Cariology and Comprehensive of Care, Richard Heyman, PhD, and Amy Slep, PhD, a three-year, $1.8M grant to evaluate models for reviewing maltreatment cases among army personnel.

Drs. Heyman and Slep’s study will test and evaluate three models for reviewing and determining maltreatment (domestic and child abuse) cases among Army personnel and their families through a multifaceted analysis drawing from multiple sources of data, feedback, and information.
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Drs. Deepak Saxena and Xin Li

NYU Dentistry Awarded $1.6M from NIH to Study the Biological and Physiological Effects of E-Cigs

5/9/2016

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded NYU College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) Professors Deepak Saxena, MS, PhD, and Xin Li, PhD, a four-year, $1.6M NIDCR grant to study the biological and physiological effects of Electronic cigarette aerosol mixtures on oral health. READ MORE >>>

 


Dr. Daniel Malamud

Rheonix, in Collaboration with NYU Dentistry, to Pursue Rapid Zika Virus Diagnostic with Additional Funding from NIDCR

4/25/2016

Rheonix, Inc., a developer of fully automated molecular testing solutions, in collaboration with New York University College of Dentistry, has received an administrative supplement of $656,414 to an existing Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I/II Fast-track grant from the National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to develop a rapid diagnostic for Zika virus infection. The grant will allow the Rheonix/NYU team to pursue the development of a fully automated screening and self-confirming assay that will simultaneously detect and confirm the Zika virus presence in a single, small sample of saliva or blood specimen. READ MORE >>>

 


Dr. Bradley Aouizerat

Study Coauthored by Dr. Bradley Aouizerat Reveals Gene Variant Associated with Reduced HIV Transmission

4/15/2016

The lead story (basic science category) on the NIDA (National Institute of Drug Abuse) Notes website for March 2016 features a collaborative study by 16 investigators including Dr. Bradley Aouizerat, professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery and deputy director of the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research. The study, "Novel Genetic Locus Implicated for HIV-1 Acquisition with Putative Regulatory Links to HIV Replication and Infectivity: A Genome-Wide Association Study," published March 18, 2015, in PLOS One, identified a gene variant that appears to partially shield people whose behaviors entail high risk for exposure to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from being infected. According to NIDA Notes, the finding could point a way to medications that prevent HIV that has entered the body from establishing infection. READ MORE >>>

 


Di Gregorio

Dr. Anna Di Gregorio and Team Uncover Molecular Switches that Turn On Gene Expression During Spine Development

1/28/2016

A new study by basic science researchers in the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology sought to understand how gene expression is initiated in the notochord, the evolutionary and developmental precursor of the backbone. The notochord is an axial structure that provides support and patterning signals essential for development in all chordate embryos, including humans.

"A main challenge of modern biology is to understand how specific constellations of genes are switched on in different cells to give rise to distinct tissues," says lead author Dr. Anna Di Gregorio, associate professor in the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology at NYU Dentistry. READ MORE >>>

 


Dr. Brian Schmidt

Bluestone Center for Clinical Research and UCLA Awarded $2.4M from NIH to Study Use of Non-Psychotropic Cannabinoids for Oral Cancer Pain

1/26/2016

Chronic pain affects more than 50 million adults in the U.S. Upwards of 9 out of 10 cancer patients suffer from pain, with oral cancer ranked consistently as one of the most painful cancers. This chronic pain management represents a major socioeconomic and clinical challenge because the side effects of existing treatments — mainly prescribing opioids — greatly limit their effectiveness, especially over time.

Dr. Brian Schmidt and Dr. Igor Spigelman will focus on the therapeutic utility of recently developed synthetic cannabinoids which work to relieve the chronic inflammation and neuropathic pain symptoms of oral cancer without "getting high." READ MORE >>>

 


Striae of Retzius may be seen to course across the horizontal field of view

NYU Study Links Life's Milestones to a Non-Circadian Biological Rhythm in Teeth

1/8/2016

The circadian rhythm, or "daily biological clock," controls much of an organism’s regular pace of development, and this growth paradigm has been the focus of intense molecular, cellular, pharmacological, and behavioral, research for decades. But then, why do rats mature faster than humans?

"It is impossible to explain enormous variations in age at maturity and other developmental milestones just by looking at differences in this daily rhythm," said Dr. Timothy Bromage, professor of Biomaterials and of Basic Science & Craniofacial Biology at NYU College of Dentistry. "This suggests that another biological timing mechanism is at work."  READ MORE >>>


lacruz

NYU Dentistry Researchers Advance Understanding of Morphological Processes that Distinguish Faces of Neanderthals from those of Modern Humans

12/8/2015

An international research team, led by Rodrigo Lacruz, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, has just published a study describing for the first time the developmental processes that differentiate Neanderthal facial skeletons from those of modern humans. READ MORE >>>

 


bromage

Dr. Timothy Bromage Named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

11/23/2015

Four New York University professors have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon the association’s members by their peers. READ MORE >>>

 


lacruz

NYU Dentistry-led Team Publishes First Paper to Describe and Demonstrate the Cellular Mechanism for Transporting Calcium in the Formation of Dental Enamel Cells

11/6/2015

Dr. Lacruz and team advance understanding of the causes and potential solutions to genetic illness affecting enamel development. READ MORE >>>

 


    


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