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Penn study: Blocking yeast-bacteria interaction may prevent severe biofilms that cause childhood tooth decay

20:00 EDT 19 Jun 2017 | AAAS

(University of Pennsylvania) In early childhood caries, a severe form of tooth decay that affects more than a third of toddlers in the US, yeast often partners with bacteria to form an intractable biofilm. New research led by Hyun (Michel) Koo and Geelsu Hwang of the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania reveals the mechanisms and suggests a way to block the interaction and reduce plaque.

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