A retrospective study and two case studies provide new information regarding the safety of a popular dental product.
Only one in ten diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity (oral cancer) is younger than 45 years. Many young adults lack the traditional risk factors for oral cancer, namely, long term tobacco and/or alcohol use. As a result, investigation of other factors which may contribute to the development of cancer in these patients is difficult because of the relative rarity of the cases and the wide array of potential carcinogens. Past research has revealed that heavy alcohol and tobacco use was prevalent in some young oral cancer patients, but not at a higher rate than in a control population without cancer.
This has led clinical epidemiologists to wonder what, if any, potentially avoidable environmental exposures may predispose some young patients to develop oral cancer. One answer may be from an otolaryngology—head and neck cancer department at a major academic medical center. Two young patients were diagnosed with oral cancer and both reported the use of tooth whiteners in the years before their diagnosis. Physician specialists and researchers joined to create a clinical history of these two patients and performed a retrospective survey of oral cancer patients to determine the prevalence of tooth whitener use in the entire population and in patients less than 45 years old.
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The operational speed of semiconductors in various electronic and optoelectronic devices is limited to several gigahertz (a billion oscillations per second). This constrains the upper limit of the operational speed of computing. Now researchers from the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter in Hamburg, Germany, and the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay have explained how these processes can be sped up through the use of light waves and defected solid materials.
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Most natural and artificial surfaces are rough: metals and even glasses that appear smooth to the naked eye can look like jagged mountain ranges under the microscope. There is currently no uniform theory about the origin of this roughness despite it being observed on all scales, from the atomic to the tectonic. Scientists suspect that the rough surface is formed by irreversible plastic deformation that occurs in many processes of mechanical machining of components such as milling.
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Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, recently completed a 5-year research project looking at how to make fibre optic communications systems more energy efficient. Among their proposals are smart, error-correcting data chip circuits, which they refined to be 10 times less energy consumptive. The project has yielded several scientific articles, in publications including Nature Communications.
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After helping develop a new approach for organic synthesis -- carbon-hydrogen functionalization -- scientists at Emory University are now showing how this approach may apply to drug discovery. Nature Catalysis published their most recent work -- a streamlined process for making a three-dimensional scaffold of keen interest to the pharmaceutical industry.
"Our tools open up whole new chemical space for potential drug targets," says Huw Davies, Emory professor of organic chemistry and senior author of the paper.
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