Friday December 11, 2009A WORLD-FIRST cure for gum disease that affects almost one in three Australian adults is a step closer, after a Melbourne research team signed a development deal with drug companies CSL and Sanofi Pasteur.
Saturday July 15, 1995RESEARCHERS at Melbourne University plan to test a vaccine that promises to prevent people's teeth from falling out. Six years of investigations by the university's school of dental science have identified Porphyromonas gingivalis, the bacterium that causes the gum disease, adult periodontitis.
Sunday March 31, 1991PERIODONTITIS, the chronic disease which destroys the teeth's supporting structures, affects tens of thousands of Australians, according to the Australian Dental Association. In the United States, it is estimated a high 10 per cent of Americans suffer from this serious gum disease that can lead