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Oral microbiota transplant to combat cavities?

Could an oral microbiota transplant cure dental cavities and periodontitis, just as a fecal transplant cures some gastrointestinal diseases?   Cavities are the most widespread dental disease worldwide, ahead of severe periodontitis (degradation of the supporting tissue of the teeth), whic...

Oral microbiota: a barrier against cancer?

Smoking and poor oral hygiene are two major risk factors of mouth or throat cancer associated to a decrease in the diversity of the oral microbiota. What differences are there between the latter and the oral microbiota of a non-smoker and hygiene-conscious individual?   To answer this que...

The severity of bronchiolitis depends on babies’ nasal flora

The risk and severity of bronchiolitis may be associated with the bacterial composition of the respiratory microbiota that lines babies’ noses, according to an American study.   In the United States, bronchiolitis is the second leading cause of emergency room visits and the primary cause ...
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