Latest Porphyromonas gingivalis Stories

2014-07-11 10:14:05

Chronic oral infection with the periodontal disease pathogen, Porphyromonas gingivalis, not only causes local inflammation of the gums leading to tooth loss but also is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis.

gum disease and heart disease
2014-05-19 09:50:42

A new study presented on Sunday at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology has found that the same bacteria responsible for gum disease can also advance heart disease.

2013-01-03 13:36:00

A new research report published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology shows how the bacteria known for causing gum disease--Porphyromonas gingivalis--manipulates the body's immune system to disable normal processes that would otherwise destroy it.

Bacteria May Signal Risk For Pancreatic Cancer
2012-09-18 11:16:37

Pancreatic cancer is highly lethal and difficult to detect early.

2011-10-27 22:03:50

Normal bacteria which live in our mouths provide the catalyst for the development of gum disease, a debilitating condition which leads to painful gums and the loosening of teeth.

2011-01-04 13:51:07

Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of death in the developed world.

2010-11-10 02:00:00

STOCKHOLM, November 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The study shows that L.

2010-07-14 15:18:51

Today during the 88th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, in Barcelona, Spain, presenting author J. Meyle, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany, will present an abstract titled "P. gingivalis Infection and Immune Evasion of Oral Carcinomas."

2010-05-26 11:54:40

A defective, mutant strain of the bacterium that causes gum disease could provide a clue to potential treatments for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and a number of other diseases.

2009-11-13 07:00:00

A new study indicates that there may be a link between good oral care and aging adults retaining their mental sharpness.

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  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
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