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Saliva Could Hold Clues To Parkinson's Detection
2013-01-11 10:58:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The search for a diagnostic test for Parkinson´s disease may soon be over, as new research suggests that testing part of a patient´s saliva gland could detect the degenerative disorder. As part of a study released Thursday, Charles Adler of the Mayo Clinic in Arizona and colleagues recruited 15 Parkinson´s patients with an average age of 68. The study participants had dealt with the disease for an average of 12...

2012-05-10 09:27:31

Researchers believe they may have found a way to avoid damaging salivary glands during radiotherapy treatment for head and neck cancer — a discovery that could improve the quality of life of 500,000 patients a year worldwide with the disease. Presenting their findings to the 31st conference of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO31) [1], the researchers said that they had discovered that the stem cells essential for regenerating the parotid gland (the largest...

2012-04-18 09:13:06

A Michigan State University surgeon is teaming up with a Lansing-area dental benefits firm on a clinical trial to create a simple, cost-effective saliva test to detect oral cancer, a breakthrough that would drastically improve screening and result in fewer people dying of the world's sixth most common cancer. Barry Wenig, a professor in the College of Human Medicine's Department of Surgery and lead investigator on the project, is working with Delta Dental of Michigan's Research and Data...

2012-03-21 14:49:20

On March 22, during the 41st Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), held in conjunction with the 36th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, a symposium titled "Challenges in Salivary Diagnostics" will take place to discuss the issues with saliva collection and storage, proteomic analyses, and the growing interest and availability of commercial tests for salivary biomarkers. Recently there has been a striking...

2012-02-23 08:00:00

Salimetrics has announced completion of a research friendly redesign of their website. A prominent feature of the new website is an expanded section devoted to the Saliva Testing Services offered by The Salimetrics Laboratory. State College, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) February 23, 2012 Salimetrics has completed a research friendly redesign of their company website http://www.salimetrics.com, which will improve access to information on Salimetrics´ immunoassay kits, saliva collection...

2011-12-31 08:00:00

Salimetrics will present a Spit Camp Workshop as part of the 8th Cultural Psychology SPSP Preconference, on January 26th, 2012. Researchers who are interested in learning more about the basics of incorporating salivary analytes into their research are invited to attend. State College, PA (PRWEB) December 31, 2011 Researchers in the southern California area who are interested in learning about the integration of salivary analytes into their scientific studies are invited to attend the...

2011-12-01 08:00:00

Psychobiological studies investigating the nature of the stress response and its relations to human health and development have routinely measured salivary cortisol to assess the response of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Current theory suggests, however, that measurement across multiple stress systems will provide a more complete picture of the stress response, and Salimetrics now recommends that stress-related studies should include measures of both salivary cortisol and...

2011-11-06 08:00:00

The School of Business at the Portland State University and Salimetrics, LLC are collaborating to present a lecture-based âœSpit Camp Workshop,â which will be held at the Portland State University on November 16th, 2011. Faculty and students who are interested in learning more about the basics of incorporating salivary analytes into their research are invited to attend this free presentation. State College, PA (PRWEB) November 06, 2011 Researchers in...


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Salivary glands
2013-03-04 15:44:29

Salivary glands are glands that produce both saliva and the enzyme that turns starch into maltose, called amylase. Formation and Orientation There are five separate glands that make up the salivary gland system. First, the parotid gland is the largest of the salivary glands, secreting saliva through Stensen’s ducts to help with the breakdown of food in the mouth (mastication). The submandibular glands are situated beneath the lower jaws over the digastric muscles. This gland secretes...

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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.