The OMS Foundation has awarded a $75,000 grant to UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston for development of stem cell therapy for xerostomia (severe dry mouth) using minor salivary glands.
Professor Mary (Cindy) Farach-Carson, PhD, director of clinical and translational research, is the study’s principal investigator, with Simon Young, DDS, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, serving as the co-principal investigator.
According to the National Cancer Institute, about 50,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with head and neck cancer each year. Radiation treatment often damages the salivary glands, especially in older people… Continue reading.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Mary C. Farach-Carson, Ph.D., Professor of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences Director of Clinical/Translational Research, School of Dentistry, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Farach-Carson was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for building complex 3D systems simulating normal and cancerous microtissues, promoting inclusive, interdisciplinary research, and delivering discovery to the clinic.