dental plaque

What can dental plaque tell us about our ancestors?

As small children, we learn the importance of brushing and flossing our teeth. But as it turns out, a little tartar may be a good thing, at least for anthropologists studying early modern humans. Plaque contains genetic information that offers clues about how early humans lived millions of years ago. Professor Christina Warriner, a pioneer […]

SciTech Now Episode 237

In this episode of SciTech Now, the importance of clear medical communication; what can dental plaque tell us about our ancestors?; a new sketching technology for the 21st century; the best ways to reduce, reuse and recycle; and making health professions more diverse and equal.