TITLE

Dental decay scientists offer a 'toothy' smile

AUTHOR(S)
Odriscoll, Cath
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
ICIS Chemical Business;6/5/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 22, p37
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
21297641

 

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