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Dear Guest,

Welcome to the Winter 2018 NDPL Newsletter. This edition contains recaps of Yankee Dental 2018 and the NDPL Twitter SciParty, as well as a piece on how stem cells could reduce the need for opiods to address back pain. Happy 2018 to you, and thanks for reading! 


NDPL's Recap of Yankee Dental 2018

The first day for us at Yankee Dental was a busy one not only at the booth, but also in the classroom. NDPL Cell Biologist Matthew Wilgo’s presentation, Dental Pulp Stem Cells: From Basic Biology to Regenerative Medicine, was well received by a full classroom Thursday afternoon. Those who attended the course learned about the exciting field of cell biology and regenerative medicine, with a focus on dental pulp stem cells, and how they may one day influence dental practices. If you hoped to attend the presentation but couldn’t, please...


NDPL Twitter SciParty

SciParty is a weekly scientific twitter chat every Friday (1-2 PM EST) where scientists from varying fields are invited to chat with the SciParty followers about his/her research.On January 19th, NDPL Cell Biologist Matthew Wilgo had a great time hosting the NDPL SciParty! Much ground was covered, including a discussion of the different types of stem cells, the discovery of dental pulp stem cells, and how they are processed in the NDPL laboratory. If you weren't able to make the NDPL SciParty but would like to see the discussion, please click below to view a recap of the event.


Stem cells could reduce the need for opioids

Chronic lower back pain is one of the most common reasons people seek medical attention. Studies indicate that 8 out of 10 Americans will experience low back pain during their lives. Annually, the costs associated with chronic low back pain tops $100M. including lost wages and productivity. Opioid painkillers are a standard treatment for chronic pain conditions, but they carry the significant risk of addiction. One promising new stem cell treatment may reduce the need for opioids by eliminating pain at the source, using stem cells....

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