NIOM to present at ESB2017 in Athens -

NIOMs Senior Engineers Else Morisbak and Torbjørn Knarvang are participating at the 28th annual conference of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB) in Athens, Greece.

The dental monomer hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) counteracts lipopolysaccharide-induced IL-1β release-Possible role of glutathione. -

HEMA reduced GSH levels and decreased IL-1β release from LPS-stimulated macrophages. The role of GSH in the regulation of IL-1β release was explored. GSH depletion alone could not explain the attenuation of LPS-induced IL-1β release. Electrophile reactivity toward other cellular molecules is a new working hypothesis

Effect of Components in Resin-Based Dental Restoratives on Protein-S-Glutathionylation -

Protein S-glutathionylation (PSSG) is the reversible formation of mixed disulfides between glutathione and protein cysteinyl residues.

Base-metal restorations seem safe -

Does the shift in high cost of noble alloys and new methods for fabrication have an implication on patient safety?

The effect of polymer-based dental composites on living cells -

Polymer-based composites are often the material of choice in restorative dentistry. Composites consist of two main phases; the filler, usually silica particles of various sizes, and the matrix that in general is a mixture of methacrylate monomers.