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Mouth Sets Healing Standard

Certain proteins that coordinate the healing response are present at higher levels in oral tissue—meaning wounds in the mouth fix faster. Christopher Intagliata reports.

July 29, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Ancient Tooth Tartar Traps Clues to Iron Age Diet

By analyzing the proteins in ancient dental plaque, archaeologists determined that British menus almost three millennia ago featured milk, oats and peas. Christopher Intagliata reports.

July 24, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

AI, Robotics and Your Health

At the second Science on the Hill event, AI, Robotics and Your Health, experts from academia and the private sector talked with Scientific American Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina about the future of AI and robotics in medicine.  

June 18, 2018 — Mariette DiChristina and Steve Mirsky

The Little-known History and Global Future of Quality Medicines

For 200 years, the USP, founded as United States Pharmacopeia, has been working behind the scenes to help ensure that medicines are what they claim. What’s next for one of the most important standards-setting organizations that you’ve never heard of?

May 31, 2018 — Michael Eisenstein