Pufferfish and humans share the same genes for teeth

Human teeth evolved from the same genes that make the bizarre beaked teeth of the pufferfish, according to new research by an international team of scientists. The study, led by … Continue reading Pufferfish and humans share the same genes for teeth

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Newfound primate teeth take a big bite out of the evolutionary tree of life: The new species of primate from India is distantly related to the lemurs of Madagascar

The new species Ramadapis sahnii existed 11 to 14 million years ago and is a member of the ancient Sivaladapidae primate family. It consumed leaves and was about the size … Continue reading Newfound primate teeth take a big bite out of the evolutionary tree of life: The new species of primate from India is distantly related to the lemurs of Madagascar

Scientists have found a drug that regenerates teeth, and it could reduce the need for fillings

Researchers have identified a drug that can regenerate teeth from the inside out, possibly reducing the need for artificial fillings. The drug was previously used in Alzheimer’s clinical trials, and … Continue reading Scientists have found a drug that regenerates teeth, and it could reduce the need for fillings