Written by Dentistry Today Tuesday, 28 February 2012 08:45
There may a benefit to bad breath.
Japanese scientists have determined that the odorous compound that produces halitosis is a great place to develop stems cells from human dental pulp.
The study was published Monday in IOP Publishing’s Journal of Breath Research. The researchers demonstrated that hydrogen sulphide, which smells like rotten eggs, raised the ability of adult stem cells to separate into liver cells. This enhanced their reputation as a reliable source for liver-cell therapy in the future.