NEW YORK, U.S.: Held from Nov. 29 to Dec. 4 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, the 2019 Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) demonstrated once again why it is the country’s largest and most anticipated dental congress by offering an inviting mix of educational sessions, hands-on workshops, product launches and more.
BASEL, Switzerland/HELSINKI, Finland: Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation is used to treat cancers and severe blood and autoimmune diseases. Owing to slow immune system recovery after the transplantation, patients have a heightened risk of infection. However, a recent study has reported that the presence of acute or chronic oral foci of infection before the transplantation does not affect the patient’s survival rate within six months of the procedure.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Though its popularity and constituent ingredients have changed over time, chewing gum has been used by humans for thousands of years. A new study out of Denmark that analysed a 5,700-year-old piece of chewing gum made from birch bark pitch has succeeded in extracting a complete human genome from the pitch, demonstrating its potential as a new source of ancient DNA.