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March 30, 2005

Scientists Identify New Bacteria Responsible for Bad Breath

SUNY Buffalo professor of periodontology and oral biology, Joseph J. Zambon, has been working on identifying the oral bacteria that produce chronic bad breath (halitosis). His research on the bacteria contained in tongue scrapings from halitosis sufferers has led to the discovery of at least four bacteria not known to be associated with bad breath. The discovery was made possible by employing a recently developed, DNA sequencing technology called Universal Polymerase Chain Reaction. (Hat Tip: Science Blog.)


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