Machines may not be able to smile, but they’re definitely improving how we do. As technology continues to progress at blazing speeds, the oral health community is receiving some of the fruits of their advancements. The most groundbreaking works have featured 3-D printing, cavity-fighting lasers…

A new study conducted by researchers at Stanford University used brain imaging to find distinct differences between healthy humans and those with chronic fatigue syndrome. The findings, published in Radiology, suggest that brain imaging may be a pivotal tool in diagnosing and treating the…

Two new studies published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute Monographs and Cancer suggest that the practices of meditation, yoga and relaxation with imagery are beneficial for breast cancer patients. Most noteworthy is perhaps that scientists found physical health benefits…

In the industry of pharmacy technology, the Food and Drug Administration have recently approved two new drug therapies for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. While the cause of the disease is unknown, research has found that the drugs Ofev (nintedanib) and Esbriet (pirfenidone) can significantly…

Two new large studies have identified the genetic basis of autism, pinpointing dozens of different genes involved in the mental condition.1 The research demonstrates that rare mutations in these genes affect communication networks in the brain and compromise fundamental biological mechanisms…

In a surprise discovery that topples decades of thinking on how the body fixes proteins, scientists have opened up new doors for protein-folding treatments, moving one step closer to preventing Alzheimer’s and other protein-linked brain diseases.1
“This finding provides a whole other outlook on…

Those in medical assisting programs may be interested in a recent gene therapy trial that potentially could benefit those with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency, (usually shortened to SCID-X1), an inherited disorder of the immune system. The trial, published in the New England Journal…