If you’re afraid of or hate going to the dentist, then this is surely great news for you. A new treatment was created that may potentially help in bringing back to life rotten teeth. The results of the recent trials proved to be pretty good. The process is actually simple, too. Instead of using cement filling, a sponge soaked in the new drug, tideglusib, which is supposed to target the tooth decay.
The biodegradable sponge soaked in the medicine will be left for a while in the tooth. From there, the decaying tooth will start rebuilding itself. With the emergence of tideglusib, this could mean we could say goodbye dental fillings for good.
There have been reports that using dental fillings can actually cause your teeth to weaken, leading to possible infection and even larger cavities.
Say goodbye to brushing your teeth forever!
Professor Paul Sharpe of King’s College London led the study that developed the new drug. In an interview with The Guardian,
“Almost everyone on the planet has tooth decay at some time – it’s a massive volume of people being treated. We’ve deliberately tried to make something simple, really quick and really cheap.”
While tooth fillings do the job, the dentist is pretty much just replacing the ‘living tissue with passive cement’.
So how does the new treatment work?
The drug that will help your rotten teeth grow back is called tideglusib. It is also the same drug used by Alzheimer patients.
Tideglusib should stimulate the stem cells found in the center of the tooth. The stem cells then develop into what you call odontoblasts that boosts the production of dentine. This reverses the decay naturally. Awesome isn’t it? The same drug is used for patients with Alzheimers.
The dentist's drill stays though.
The only downside is that you still can’t escape the dentist’s drill. Oh well.
Lost City of the Monkey God Found, Explorers Cursed with Life-Threatening Illness
Maybe it was best to have left the fabled city alone.
It used to be an urban legend but after decades of searching and searching, the ‘Lost City of the Monkey God’ has been found. Nevermind that the fabled city is said to be cursed, the scientists did not take it seriously. The end goal was to find the lost city hidden in the rainforests of Honduras and Nicaragua.
Somewhere in the dense Mosquitia is the 'Lost City of the Monkey God.'
The group of scientists and archaeologists, together with author Douglas Preston, crawled through the dense forest and had to fight off venom-spitting snakes to find the lost city. The story dates back to the 16th century and is said that the inhabitants of the lost city fled because they believed their home to be cursed. The lost city is also called ‘The White City’.
Badly Burned Woman Receives Pioneering Treatment with Tilapia Fish Scales
Doctors in Brazil are using tilapia fish scales to treat burn lesions in groundbreaking new therapy.
Medicine just got more radical with this pioneering treatment for burn injury.
Meet 36-year-old Maria Ines Candido de Silva from Russas, Brazil. She used to work as a waitress at a restaurant where, unfortunately, a blast occurred due to a defect in the gas cooker. Ines, along with other employees and customers, was caught in the explosion. Maria Ines was almost unconscious when the rescuers found her.
De Silva was left with severe burns to her arms, neck and face when a gas cooker exploded in an accident.
Do You Have Any Idea What This Organ Is Called?
So, this is what it looks like!
Thanks to French sociomedical researcher Odile Fillod, French students may be the first to access a new sex education teaching material - the first ever anatomically-correct 3D-printed model of a clitoris. Fillod developed the model with the aim to familiarize both girls and boys with said the organ.
In an interview with Vice, Fillod said,
"The quality of sex education in France has never been properly evaluated, but the few surveys that do exist suggest it's very poor."
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