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World first on-the-spot test for synthetic drug ‘spice’ developed

November 4, 2019

A simple saliva test to detect if someone has recently taken the street drug “spice” has been developed…
A secret in our saliva: Food and germs helped humans evolve into unique member of great apes

October 18, 2019

Two million years of eating meat and cooked food may have helped humans shift further from other great…
With bitter foods, what you eat determines what you like to eat

July 25, 2019

Introducing plant-based foods to a diet is a common-sense approach to healthy eating, but many people don’t like…
Protection from Zika virus may lie in a protein derived from mosquitoes

March 14, 2019

By targeting a protein found in the saliva of mosquitoes that transmit Zika virus, Yale investigators reduced Zika…
Discovery brings saliva test for Alzheimer’s disease one step closer

December 10, 2018

The discovery of three biomarkers that detect mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s has the potential to lead to…
Zika infections unlikely to be passed by kissing, casual contact

August 2, 2017

Saliva is no way to pass a Zika virus infection. According to researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison…
Science in Focus: Rebuilding the Salivary Gland After Radiation

January 13, 2017

Patients who undergo radiation therapy for head and neck cancers often lose the ability to produce saliva because…
Looking to saliva to gain insight on evolution

August 26, 2016

There’s no need to reinvent the genetic wheel. That’s one lesson of a new study that looks to…
Spit personality

July 13, 2016

In the name of spit science, Douglas Granger and his colleagues have collected saliva samples from a restless…
Chewed Plants Help Detect Viruses in Wild Mountain Gorillas and Monkeys

July 8, 2016

Chewed bark, leaves and fruit discarded by mountain gorillas provide a simple way to test the endangered apes…
Simple saliva swab can reveal cancer

July 8, 2016

Researchers from Aarhus University have developed a method that makes it possible to find significantly more cancer cases…
Study: The Science behind Bodily Secretions

April 8, 2016

The salivary gland secretes saliva that helps us chew and swallow the food we eat. The pancreas secretes…
Sneezing produces complex fluid cascade, not a simple spray

February 10, 2016

Here’s some incentive to cover your mouth the next time you sneeze: New high-speed videos captured by MIT…
Mucus — the first line of defense

November 6, 2015

By licking a wound it heals faster — this is not simply popular belief, but scientifically proven. Our…
Scientists’ silk structure is secret to process of regenerating salivary cells

July 31, 2015

Tissue engineering could help millions in the US with dry mouth due to Sjögren’s syndrome, and radiation for…
Saliva test may predict Alzheimer’s before symptoms appear

July 23, 2015

New research from the University of Alberta shows that body fluids such as saliva may hold the keys…
Nanoparticles provide novel way to apply drugs to dental plaque

April 2, 2015

Therapeutic agents intended to reduce dental plaque and prevent tooth decay are often removed by saliva and the…
Salivary mucins play active role to fight cavities

November 12, 2014

Salivary mucins, key components of mucus, actively protect the teeth from the cariogenic bacterium, Streptococcus mutans, according to…
Cell Phones Could Increase Cancer Risk

July 30, 2013

Saliva from heavy cell phone users shows increased risk factors for cancer, says a TAU researcher Scientists have…
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