saliva

Why Saliva Forms Beads on a String

Why Saliva Forms Beads on a String

A team made up of scientists from several institutions recently found the cause for the “beads-on-a-string” phenomenon, mostly known in saliva. When people stretch a glob of saliva between their thumb and forefinger, they see string of beads form, before ...

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Saliva Test to Catch Early Diabetes

Saliva Test to Catch Early Diabetes

Scientists from Oregon and Indiana are developing a simple saliva test that can diagnose and monitor treatment of type 2 diabetes. The new test may improve the doctors’ diagnostic abilities, bring forward diabetes treatment, and ultimately increase patients’ life expectancies. ...

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Saliva Analysis to Fight Number 1 Killer

Saliva Analysis to Fight Number 1 Killer

Early detection and diagnosis of heart attacks may now be possible using only a few drops of saliva. Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin have created a sensor device, called nano-bio-chip, which can detect specific essential biomarkers that ...

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