Dental decay scientists offer a 'toothy' smile

Odriscoll, Cath
June 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;6/5/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 22, p37
Trade Publication
The article discusses research being done at the Forsyth Institute in Boston, Massachusetts, on the development of a vaccine against dental cavities. Researchers claim to have discovered key molecules that stimulate the production of antibodies against the enzymes which allow bacteria to build up. In principle, future vaccination of young children with such compounds could offer a way of preventing cavities by stopping the bacteria from colonizing teeth.


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