Dentistry

The toll of shrinking jaws on human health

For many of us, orthodontic work—getting fitted with braces, wearing retainers—was just a late-childhood rite of passage. The same went for the pulling of wisdom teeth in early adulthood. Other common conditions, including ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Video: Is it safe to go swimming?

Coronavirus might be scary, but it's not Jaws—it's still safe to go in the water.

Surgery

Another vaping danger: E-cigarette explodes in teen's face

(HealthDay)—A vape pen exploded in the face of 17-year-old Nevada boy, breaking his jaw and requiring multiple surgeries to repair the damage, according to a case report in the latest New England Journal of Medicine.

Neuroscience

Glia and axons: A match made in evolution

The evolutionary prerequisites of myelin—the fatty substance that insulates axons and enables rapid communication between cells of the nervous system in jawed vertebrates—are described in new research in fish published ...

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