Vaccine against tooth decay successful in animal tests

Posted on November 16, 2005 


Vaccine against tooth decay successful in animal tests

Portuguese scientists said they had developed an experimental vaccine against tooth decay which was successful in laboratory tests on rats and could pave the way for a version that works for humans.

“What we found is that the animals which were vaccinated with this protein developed much smaller lesions than the control group which had not been vaccinated,” said Paula Ferreira, one of three Oporto University researchers who worked on the vaccine.

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