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UofL scientist discovers mechanism to reduce inflammation, subsequent bone loss

A University of Louisville scientist has found a way to prevent inflammation and bone loss surrounding the teeth by blocking a natural signaling pathway of the enzyme GSK3b, which plays an important role in directing the immune response. The discovery of UofL School of Dentistry researcher David Scott, PhD, and his team recently published on-line

Dental, dental hygiene students volunteer to help residents of Somerset, surrounding areas

For the second consecutive year, University of Louisville dental and dental hygiene students and faculty will provide free dental care in southeastern Kentucky through Remote Area Medical (RAM), a non-profit organization that serves people in remote areas of the United States and around the world. This weekend, September 8-9, hundreds of people will line up

Funnel cakes, roller coasters and cancer screenings

Kentucky Cancer Program at UofL provides services at Kentucky State Fair, Aug. 16-26 Munching a funnel cake or careening down a roller coaster track may not seem to have anything in common with getting screened for cancer – but they do. All are featured again this year at the Kentucky State Fair, Aug. 16-26, at

Women’s health kiosk unveiled at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry

Bilingual touch-screen kiosk offers new oral health module Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Audrey Tayse Haynes, Kentucky Commission on Women Executive Director Eleanor Jordan and top administrators from the University of Louisville today unveiled a new interactive women’s wellness kiosk at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. The kiosk features a new

UofL research holds promise of therapeutic approach for gum disease

University of Louisville researchers are a step closer to eliminating periodontal disease through their work to develop synthetic molecules that prevent a bacteria responsible for the disease from spreading throughout the mouth. The discovery could lead to the formulation of a mouth rinse, toothpaste or tooth varnish to prevent the pathogen from establishing itself orally.