NEW YORK, U.S.: Facial transplantation is one of the most extensive facial reconstructive surgeries available. The procedure involves the partial or total replacement of nerves, muscles and skeletal structures of the face, head and neck using donor tissue. A new case study by New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development has found that facial transplant surgery in a patient who had experienced severe facial trauma improved speech production.
SOLNA, Sweden: In a recent study, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have found a link between the presence of oral bacteria in cystic pancreatic tumours and the severity of the tumour. The findings could help improve the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer and avoid unnecessary surgery.
ALEXANDRIA, Va., U.S.: 2019 marks the centennial of the Journal of Dental Research (JDR). Over the last century, the journal has been dedicated to the dissemination of new knowledge and information on all sciences relevant to dentistry, the oral cavity and associated structures in health and disease. To celebrate, the journal will be featuring a year-long commemorative article and podcast series that highlights topics that have transformed dental, oral and craniofacial research over the past 100 years.