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 ...

Dentistry

Biting and chewing gets you teeth

Biting and chewing force our buried teeth to emerge, not an innate 'eruptive' force from within the bone of the jaw as previously thought, according to biomechanical modelling done by Babak Sarrafpour and an interdisciplinary ...

Medical research

Dentistry research ID's novel marker for left-handedness

Individuals with a slender lower face are about 25 percent more likely to be left-handed. This unexpected finding was identified in 13,536 individuals who participated in three national surveys conducted in the United States.

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