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2011-06-24 08:05:33

Patented test could offer new tool for crime-scene investigation, personalized medicine Self-conscious about your age? Careful where you spit. UCLA geneticists now can use saliva to reveal how old you are. The June 22 advance online edition of the Public Library of Science (PLoS) ONE publishes the findings, which offer a myriad of potential applications. A newly patented test based on the research, for example, could offer crime-scene investigators a new forensic tool for pinpointing a...

2011-06-02 23:54:07

The research could lead to advanced therapies for patients with dry mouth University of Louisville researchers are one step closer to helping millions of people whose salivary glands no longer work because of disease or damage from treatment of diseases. The scientific finding of Douglas Darling, PhD, professor, Department of Oral Health and Rehabilitation, UofL School of Dentistry, and his team identified a protein sorting mechanism used by the salivary gland. The National Institutes of...

2011-06-02 13:16:42

Swabbing a newborn's mouth for saliva can be used to quickly and effectively screen for cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, a leading cause of hearing loss in children, says research in the June 2 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) found saliva correctly identified every baby born with the infection when liquid samples were used, and 97.4 percent of babies when the samples were dried. The research was funded by the National...

2011-06-01 00:06:49

Orawell Oral HIV Rapid Test Proves to be Product of Choice for Those Seeking Confidential Results (PRWEB) May 31, 2011 Since Orawell hit the market, many customers have declared the product more than satisfactory and are pleased with the results. Sales increased by 22% in the month of May. OrawellUSA believes that the change of season is responsible for the increase due to the phenomenon of people being more socially engaged during the warmer months. Secondly, we have had a rise in...

2011-05-05 00:00:29

Invado Pharmaceuticals announced the completion of a pilot study for NeutraSal® (supersaturated calcium phosphate rinse) in patients experiencing medication-induced xerostomia or dry mouth. NeutraSal® relieved the symptoms of xerostomia in all subjects while also normalizing the pH of the mouth. (PRWEB) May 04, 2011 Invado Pharmaceuticals announced the completion of a pilot study for NeutraSal® (supersaturated calcium phosphate rinse) in patients experiencing medication-induced...

2011-05-04 21:26:25

For patients suffering from cancer in the mouth or throat, a recent study shows that a treatment called submandibular gland transfer will assist in preventing a radiation-induced condition called xerostomia. Also known as dry mouth, xerostomia occurs when salivary glands stop working. University of Alberta researcher Jana Rieger likens the feeling of xerostomia to the experience of the after-effects of having surgery and anesthetic"”but the feeling is permanent. While the importance of...

2011-03-18 15:02:45

Saturday, March 19, during the 89th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 40th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 35th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, lead researcher A.N.M. Nazmul-Hossaini will hold an oral presentation on a study titled "Validation of Salivary-Biomarkers for Sjögren's Syndrome Detection in US Population." Recently, a panel of...

2011-03-11 08:00:00

ORANGE, Calif., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For years, dentists have told patients to avoid foods that can harm their oral health. However, researchers are also looking at how including beneficial foods and beverages can improve your teeth and gums. Experts from Western Dental Services, Inc., suggest including the following foods in your diet to help maintain your smile's health and beauty. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100804/LA45125LOGO) 1. Sugar-Free Gum: Though most...

2011-02-15 00:02:50

Saliva-Based RNA Collection Product Facilitates Investigation into Human Stress Experienced in Ground Based Facilities Mimicking Spaceflight Conditions Ottawa, ON (Vocus/PRWEB) February 14, 2011 DNA Genotek, a leading provider of products for biological sample collection, stabilization and preparation, today announced that VITO (Flemish Institute for Technological Research), has selected Oragene"¢RNA for a series of biomonitoring research projects. Human biomonitoring campaigns study...

2011-01-18 14:47:00

Be careful who you kiss! CHICAGO, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Is kissing harmful to your health? With just one kiss couples can share more than 500 different types of disease-causing germs and viruses, warns the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), a professional association of more than 35,000 general dentists. "Not knowing who you are kissing could be as dangerous to your health as having multiple sexual partners," says AGD spokesperson Connie White, DDS, FAGD. Before you...


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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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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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