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$2 million for research into oral disease

20 March 2012

A collaborative research project that could significantly improve our understanding of the role of Candida albicans in gum and jaw disease has been awarded $2 million by the US National Institutes for Health (NIH).

Howard Jenkinson, Professor of Oral Microbiology and Head of Research at the University of Bristol’s School of Oral and Dental Sciences, has been funded by the NIH since 2006 for research into Candida albicans — the species of Candidathat causes most fungal infections. This five-year programme renewal is to develop further research into yeast infections and better ways to control them.

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