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2010-06-10 09:08:14

Researchers have discovered precisely why strands of some fluids containing long molecules called polymers form beads when stretched, findings that could be used to improve industrial processes and for administering drugs in "personalized medicine."

2010-03-24 06:00:00

LENEXA, Kan., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinical Reference Laboratory (CRL) today announced that it has completed validation testing of DNA Genotek's Oragene-DNA saliva collection kits and will adopt Oragene-DNA for use with its molecular diagnostic services.

2010-02-16 16:36:50

Physicians and scientists agree: If we cannot entirely prevent cancer, the next best thing is to find it earlier to augment the chances of a successful fight.

2010-02-08 17:24:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- From hit movies about car racing to Wrestlemania to nationwide television broadcasts of college basketball, one particular band has been tapped to provide aggressive, kick-ass rock 'n' roll to jack up the pulse of the masses - Saliva.

2009-11-19 19:12:17

A protein found in the saliva of ticks helps protect mice from developing Lyme disease, Yale researchers have discovered.

2009-11-18 14:34:49

In a step toward using human saliva to tell whether those stiff joints, memory lapses, and other telltale signs of aging are normal or red flags for disease, scientists are describing how the protein content of women's saliva change with advancing age.

2009-10-29 15:56:36

A harmless digestive enzyme evolved twice into a dangerous toxin in 2 unrelated species.

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2009-08-29 11:10:00

Though usually considered a parasitic nuisance and a vector for numerous diseases, the tick may actually hold the key for curing skin, liver, and pancreatic cancers.

2009-08-26 07:46:53

Biopsies could soon be a thing of the past for detecting one of the deadliest types of cancers. Researchers have successfully identified markers of oral cancer in patients' saliva.


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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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Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.