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Fluoride reduces dental risk from minimal and extended breastfeeding

May 13, 2019

Cavity-conscious mothers can rest assured their children will not be at increased risk of tooth decay if they…
An illustration of a battery. In order for batteries to generate electricity, charged atoms, called ions (pink and green), travel between a negative node (anode) and a positive node (cathode) with the help of a liquid electrolyte solution. Image credit: Brett Savoie/Purdue University
Focusing on the Negative is Good When it Comes to Batteries

December 11, 2018

Imagine not having to charge your phone or laptop for weeks. That is the dream of researchers looking…
The same fluoride that helps prevent tooth cavities will soon challenge its electrical counterpart on the periodic table, lithium, for better batteries, thanks to improvements that advance the technology. (Purdue University image/Brett Savoie)
Yin and yang: Fluoride competes with lithium for higher energy batteries

December 7, 2018

The chemical element that makes up most of today’s batteries, lithium, may soon be challenged by its polar…
Single Atoms Break Carbon’s Strongest Bond

October 8, 2018

Scientists discovered that single atoms of platinum can break the bond between carbon and fluorine, one of the…
Painless Dental Lasers Can Render Teeth Cavity-Resistant

November 22, 2017

Almost as soon as lasers were invented in the 1960s, curious dentists wondered if these powerful forms of…
Simple water test could prevent crippling bone disease

November 15, 2017

Whilst low amounts of fluoride are beneficial for healthy teeth, high levels of fluoride can weaken bones, leading…
Study shows benefits of fluoride to children

March 5, 2015

A study showing that tooth decay in Logan-Beaudesert children has dropped 19 per cent since the introduction of…
Fluoridating water does not lower IQ, new research says

May 23, 2014

New University of Otago research out of the world-renowned Dunedin Multidisciplinary Study does not support claims that fluoridating…
The superpower behind iron oxyfluoride battery electrodes

April 5, 2013

Innovative materials chemistries continue to drive advances in lithium-ion batteries-the state-of-the-art in rechargeable energy storage. While many different…
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