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Researchers at the Monell Chemical Senses Center have found that newly discovered chemical-sensing cells found in gum tissue can help defend the body against infections. The cells, found in an animal study, protect the mouth against microbes that can damage the soft tissues of the mouth and destroy the bone…

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The long-held belief that bacteria work together within the body to ensure survival may be a myth, according to researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Researchers at GIT have found that there instead of working together, many bacteria are, in fact, fairly selfish when it comes to their survival.…