Science Day Keynote Highlights Biomaterials in Clinical Trials, Five Winners Announced

April 8, 2014 in Archives, Research

Biomaterials can be used in clinical trials to serve as cell carriers or attractors of host cell populations, and to then program the cells in vivo—that is the premise Dr. David J. Mooney presented at Science Day Thursday, March 13, 2014. Dr. Mooney is Robert P. Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering and Core Faculty Member, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. Dr. Mooney discussed the potential of biomaterials to regulate cell biology in processes as diverse as… More

Friedman Addresses Elder Oral Health in Rhode Island

March 11, 2014 in Archives, People, Research

In about 15 years, there will be more than 72 million older adults in the US, and most won’t have access to dental care, according to Oral Health America. The Rhode Island Oral Health Commission invited Dr. Paula K. Friedman and others to discuss older adult oral health at its Annual Summit Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Friedman, who is the Primary Investigator of the Dental Component of the Geriatric  Fellowship and a Professor in the Department of General Dentistry at… More

GSDM Contributes Valuable Research at “Healthy Aging” Conference

March 4, 2014 in Archives, Research

On Friday, January 14, 2014, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) participated in the “Healthy Aging in the Commonwealth: Charting a Path Forward” conference at the Boston Newton Marriott. The conference was produced by Tufts Health Plan Foundation in partnership with the Massachusetts Health Policy Forum. Research Associate Professor in the Department of General Dentistry Dr. Sok-Ja Janket and Geriatric Dental Fellow Dr. Steven Karpas presented posters at the conference.  Professor in the Department of General… More

Nathan Ng DMD 14 Published in Top Research Journal

February 11, 2014 in Archives, People, Research

Nathan Ng DMD 14 is the lead author of a manuscript accepted in November 2013 by the Journal of Periodontology, one of the top peer-reviewed journals of its field. Ng began research for the paper “Coffee Consumption and Periodontal Disease in Men” during his APEX first-year research rotation with mentors Dr. Elizabeth Krall Kaye, Professor in the Department of Health Policy & Health Services Research, and Dr. Raul Garcia, Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy & Health… More

Dr. Eva Helmerhorst Delivers Keynote Address at AADR Boston Meeting

February 4, 2014 in Archives, Research

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology Dr. Eva Helmerhorst delivered the keynote lecture at the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) Boston Section Semiannual meeting on December 11, 2013, at Boston University Medical School. More than 30 people attended the meeting. Boston Section President and Associate Professor in the Department of Periodontology Dr. Robert Gyurko opened the meeting by welcoming everyone and summarizing the Boston Section’s… More

Mohammed Badri ORAL BIO 14 Presents New Understanding of Rare Disorder at 2013 GSI Research Symposium

January 28, 2014 in Archives, Research

Mohammed Badri ORAL BIO 14 was selected by the Boston University Medical Center (BUMC) Genome Science Institute from a large pool of applicants as one of six oral platform presenters at the 2013 annual research symposium. The Doctor of Science candidate presented part of his doctoral research, “Role of Ellis van-Creveld syndrome 2 in Craniofacial Development” at the symposium, which took place on November 5 in Hiebert Lounge. At the end of the program, Badri received a certificate and a… More

Harriman Represents GSDM in New Orleans

January 21, 2014 in Archives, People, Research

Erik Harriman DMD 14 gave a keynote speech at the 2013 American Dental Association (ADA) Annual Session October 31–November 3 in New Orleans as the winner of the ADA/DENTSPLY Student Clinician Research Program. He presented, “Characterization of Wdr72 Knockout Rats, Causative Gene for Amelogenesis Imperfecta,” completed for GSDM Science Day 2013 under the guidance of mentors Yoshio Ohyama and Yoshiyuki Mochida in the Department of Periodontology. Ameliogenesis imperfecta—the hypomaturation of enamel—is triggered by a mutation in the Wdr72 gene. The… More

GSDM Hosts First Ever Research Industry Workshop

January 14, 2014 in Archives, Research

On Tuesday, December 3, 2013, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Research held its first ever Industry Workshop in the Wilkins Board Room, E-120. The workshop began with presenter Dr. Joel Berger, Director, New Frontier Science at Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. He discussed, “Takeda’s new frontier program and working with big pharma.” Dr. John Magill, Principal Research Engineer at Physical Sciences Inc. followed Dr. Berger with the presentation “PSI collaboration around the osteomark project and their… More

Strong Connection Found Between Number of Teeth and CVD Mortality

December 24, 2013 in Archives, Research

Research Associate Professor Dr. Sok-Ja Janket and her team further strengthened the oral health/cardiovascular disease link in the November 12, 2013, Journal of Clinical Periodontology.  The paper, “Number of teeth, C-reactive protein, fibrinogen and CVD mortality,” is the first study to mathematically quantify the relationship between tooth count and oral inflammation. Researchers looked at the association between number of teeth (in groups of 10 teeth) and cardiovascular and all-cause mortality to determine if having more teeth is linked to better… More

High-Profile Paper Solves Decades-Old Mystery about Stress Signals

December 24, 2013 in Archives, Research

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Professor and Chair of the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology Dr. David Levin’s laboratory published a paper the first week of December in the high-profile journal, Genes & Development. The paper, “MAPK Hog1 closes the S. cerevisiae glycerol channel Fps1 by phosphorylating and displacing its positive regulators,” resulted from a collaboration between Dr. Levin, first author, and GSDM Post-doctoral Associate Dr. Jongmin Lee, and researchers at two laboratories at… More

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