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Wednesday June 2nd, 2021 morning edition

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Trials begin on lozenge that rebuilds tooth enamel.

Before too long, you may be able to buy a breath mint that rebuilds your tooth enamel while it whitens your teeth, thanks to a team of University of Washington researchers.

The team is preparing to launch clinical trials of a lozenge that contains a genetically engineered peptide, or chain of amino acids, along with phosphorus and calcium ions, which are building blocks of tooth enamel.

The peptide is derived from amelogenin, the key protein in the formation of tooth enamel, the tooth’s crown.

Each lozenge deposits several micrometers of new enamel on the teeth via the peptide, which is engineered to bind to the damaged enamel to repair it while not affecting the mouth’s soft tissue.

It has another distinct advantage: Conventional whitening treatments rely on hydrogen peroxide, a bleaching agent that can weaken tooth enamel after prolonged use.

Since tooth enamel can’t regrow spontaneously, the underlying dentin can be exposed, with results ranging from hypersensitivity to cavities or even gum disease. »

We’re not the good guys: Osaka shows up problems of press conferences

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Naturally it was to FQM that my thoughts turned when the world No 2 Naomi Osaka announced that she would be boycotting press conferences at the French Open in order to preserve her mental health.

And yet, the resounding chorus of condemnation and blind outrage suggests that there are some surprisingly strong feelings out there.

And one of the world’s best athletes would literally rather quit a grand slam tournament than have to talk to the press. »

Trump is telling people he thinks he'll be 'reinstated' as president in August, according to a report

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Trump is said to have echoed a far-right conspiracy theory that he'll be "reinstated.".

Former President Donald Trump has been telling people he thinks he'll return to the White House as the sitting president by August, the New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman tweeted on Tuesday.

The anticipation of a Trump reinstatement on a certain date could spread further among the most dedicated Trump supporters. »

Link between Paracetamol Use during Pregnancy, Autism and ADHD Symptoms Supported by New Study

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The newly reported study, which included more than 70,000 children in six European cohorts, found that children exposed to paracetamol before birth were 19% more likely to develop ASC symptoms and 21% more likely to develop ADHD symptoms than those who were not exposed.

However, mounting evidence has linked prenatal paracetamol exposure to poorer cognitive performance, more behavioral problems, and ASC and ADHD symptoms, the authors noted.

The study also analyzed postnatal exposure to paracetamol and found no association between paracetamol use during childhood and ASC symptoms. »

The US military is starting to get really interested in Starship

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The 462-page book contains a lot of information about how the Air Force spends its approximately $200 billion budget.

The Air Force plans to invest $47.9 million into this project in the coming fiscal year, which begins October 1.

However, it proposes to fund science and technology needed to interface with the Starship vehicle so that the Air Force might leverage its capabilities. »