NIDCR News 2015

Many of the estimated 280,000 Americ ans who have survived oral cancer treatments contend with disabling dry mouth as a result of radiation therapy aimed at their mouth and throat.
In 1933, a radiologist named William A. Jones coined the term cherubism to describe a rare inflammatory bone condition of the jaw after he observed three members of a family with swollen cheeks and upturned eyes.
An NIDCR-supported scientist’s long-term research focus on a rare genetic condition has led to discoveries that apply to more common diseases.

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