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Gene Therapy for Periodontal Disease

January 30th, 2009 · No Comments

gum disease thereapyBy placing genes into cells and tissues, gene transfer research can be an effective treatment for some lethal medical conditions. University of Michigan scientists want to take this innovative concept further to improve quality of life and health for people with chronic diseases. Here’s how it works for periodontitis patients…

An inactive virus is introduced to soak up excess TNF (tumor necrosis factor) receptor, which contributes to inflammatory bone destruction. Researchers found that in 60-80% of cases, periodontal tissues were not destroyed when gene therapy was used. Read the article at

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