ATP-driven bioluminescence predicts children at high risk for tooth decay: OHSU study The study.

Thirty-three selected OHSU pediatric patients randomly, ages 7 to 12, were examined, and plaque specimens, in addition to saliva, were collected in one tooth in each of the four quadrants of the mouth area. The oral specimens were then assessed to count total bacterias and streptococci and put through ATP-driven bioluminescence. The OHSU group found statistical correlations, linking ATP to the numbers of total bacterias and oral streptococci. Their data indicated that ATP measurements have a strong statistical association with bacterial quantities in saliva and plaque specimens, including numbers for oral streptococci, and could be utilized as a potential evaluation tool for oral caries and hygiene risk in kids.According to a declaration published on COPE’s website in January 2015, these initiatives to hijack the scholarly review system were apparently orchestrated by companies that 1st helped authors write or enhance their scientific articles and sold them favorable peer testimonials.4 BioMed Central conducted a thorough investigation of most their recently published content articles and identified 43 which were published on the basis of evaluations from fabricated reviewers. Each one of these articles had been retracted in March 2015. The type of peer-review fraud committed by Moon, Chen, and third-party agencies could work when journals encourage or allow authors to suggest reviewers for their own submissions.