Teaching Teeth to Heal Themselves
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 479 , Segment 2
Episode: Obamacare, Obesity and Video Games, Trump's Travel Ban
- Feb 1, 2017
- 15:30 mins
Guest: Paul Sharpe, PhD, Professor of Craniofacial Biology, Dental Institute King’s College, London All through childhood and adolescence, cavities were a pretty regular part of our lives, and getting them filled is no fun. The needles and drills and the sitting there with your mouth cranked wide open trying not to freak out about what’s going on. So here’s some exciting news - researchers at King’s College London have figured out how to make teeth in mice regenerate themselves. Here’s hoping they can figure out how to make it work in humans.