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2013-10-19 23:03:29

Dr. David Baker now offers patients in Austin, TX a gum disease treatment option that removes periodontal disease with laser technology. Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 19, 2013 The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP), a noninvasive gum disease treatment alternative, is now available at Dr. David Baker’s Austin, TX dental practice. Prior to LANAP, removing advanced periodontitis required invasive traditional surgery where dentists cut into the gum tissue to remove the infection....

2011-05-02 16:27:21

Determining the molecular configuration of proteins is important in nanotechology, drug design, disease research and many other fields The structures of many protein molecules remain unsolved even after experts apply an extensive array of approaches. An international collaboration has led to a new, high-performance method that rapidly determined the structure of protein molecules in several cases where previous methods had failed. The usefulness of the new method is reported May 1 in Nature...

2010-08-05 14:55:12

Biochemists and computer scientists at the University of Washington two years ago launched an ambitious project harnessing the brainpower of computer gamers to solve medical problems. The game, Foldit, turns one of the hardest problems in molecular biology into a game a bit reminiscent of Tetris. Thousands of people have now played a game that asks them to fold a protein rather than stack colored blocks or rescue a princess. Results published Thursday (Aug. 5) in the journal Nature show that...

2009-06-24 17:19:12

The City Council of a small South Dakota town resolved a tied 126-126 election as dictated by state law -- with a game of chance. David Baker won the Spearfish City Council seat formerly occupied by Councilwoman Shawn Davis during a special meeting Tuesday night by rolling the highest number with a die -- winning him the right to choose whether to be the first to pull a marble from a hat -- and pulling the white marble, CNN reported Wednesday. I opted that I would grab the marble, Baker...

2009-03-23 14:47:23

A U.S. sociologist says increased schooling across sub-Saharan Africa might be lowering the number of new HIV infections among younger adults. If that is true, Penn State University Professor David Baker says it would suggest a shift in a decades-long trend in which a formal education was considered an AIDS risk factor. Before the 1990s, in the impoverished regions of sub-Saharan Africa, even modest amounts of education afforded males higher income, more leisure time and, for some males,...

2009-03-22 12:45:20

Increased schooling across sub-Saharan Africa may be lowering new HIV infections among younger adults, according to sociologists, suggesting a shift in a decades-long trend where formal education is considered an AIDS risk factor. While education in general has a positive impact on global public health, when it comes to HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, education has had a completely opposite effect. During the early stages of the HIV pandemic in the region, the disease passed unnoticed...

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2008-03-19 17:15:00

Chemists from UCLA and the University of Washington have succeeded in creating "designer enzymes," a major milestone in computational chemistry and protein engineering. The research, by a UCLA chemistry group led by professor Kendall Houk and a Washington group headed by biochemist David Baker, is reported March 19 in the advance online publication of the journal Nature. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) supported the study. Designer enzymes will have applications for...