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More about Saliva as Diagnostic Tool!

Continuing from my previous post regrading saliva, scientist have discovered markers for breast cancer in the saliva. Also recently saliva from four cancer patients has shown 1000 of human proteins many of which are associated with cancer. Proteins were separated out from the human cells and 30 different unidentified bacterial cells many of which could have possible cancer links. This could open up interesting paths in search of diagnostic markers for oral cancer.This new finding makes the saliva analysis all the more interesting and important.
Read more:
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. "Understanding Our Saliva." ScienceDaily 10 March 2008. 27 March 2008

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