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Beehives to curb caries

...their colony where it is combined with beeswax and salivary secretions. Propolis also has antibacterial and antifungal effects that protect the colony against disease. It has been shown to kill Bacillus larvae, a bacterial disease that attacks bees. Results of the studies showed that overall, propolis inhi...

Beehives to curb dental caries

...their colony where it is combined with beeswax and salivary secretions. Propolis also has antibacterial and antifungal effects that protect the colony against disease. It has been shown to kill Bacillus larvae, a bacterial disease that attacks bees. Results of the studies showed that overall, propolis inhi...

Cure For Persistent Oral Fungal Problem May Be Possible

...d MUC7 12-mer, which occurs naturally in the human salivary mucin molecule is quite effective for treating oral fungal infections. Even active in very low concentrations, when used with inhibitors, the peptide killed the fungal agents that cause very common infections like candidiasis and cryptococcosis. Thes...

Genes from saliva may predict oral and breast cancer

...st cancer in people. These biomarkers are called salivary transcriptomes can be used to detect cell carcinoma. The researchers have been able to successfully predict the oral cancer growths in nine out of ten people. The UCLA team has developed ways to isolate the messenger RNA (mRNA) from saliva and blood ...

Botox for children with neurological impairments

...gnition and hence do not have the control over the salivary reflex. This condition often leads to sores, and o...re guided with the help of the ultrasound into the salivary glands, to control the drooling. The results of the trials showed that 70% of the procedures have b...

Researchers Discover New Clues To Identify Tooth Decay

...al caries (tooth decay) prevalence in children and salivary concentrations of three types of antimicrobial peptides. Antimicrobial peptides, or AMPs, are one of the body's natural defenses against bacteria, targeting and killing invading microbes. Results found that children with no tooth decay had higher...

Early Diagnosis Of Oral Cancer And Sjogren's Syndrome Possible By Saliva-Based Tests

...re easily, to observe what actually happens to the salivary gland of patients with Sjogren's syndrome, to develop therapies to halt disease progression, to follow their progress during clinical trials, and to develop more effective saliva substitutes," Atkinson said....

Salivary Test Could Predict Future Oral Bone Loss

...a 100 patients and related them with the levels of salivary proteins. It was found that IL-1-beta levels were higher in patients with considerable bone loss. Another protein osteonectin was found to have an inverse relation to bone loss. "These results show that above-average levels of IL-1 beta in saliva may...

Mumps Outbreak Hits US As CDC Monitors Air Travelers

...r cases)." Mumps is a viral infection that affects salivary glands. Common symptoms include fever, headache, and swelling of the glands around the jaw. However, untreated cases can develop complications like meningitis, encephalitis, inflammation of the testicles or ovaries, inflammation of the pancreas and p...

Mumps Outbreak In The US

... and loss of appetite, followed by swelling of the salivary glands. Dr Gerberding said that the best protection against mumps is the vaccine. Explaining that there is confusion going around right now as to whether or not this outbreak is related to some problem with the vaccine, she emphasized that as of now ...

Indicator of your state of mind is your saliva

... level of alpha amylase, an enzyme secreted by the salivary glands that has been linked in previous studies in adults to the sympathetic nervous system’s ‘fight or flight’ response to stress. Douglas A Granger of Pennsylvania State University, the lead author of the four team studies, said, ‘‘The unique pa...

Troubling Dry Eyes and Mouth links with Sj?gren’s Syndrom

...nlarged parotid glands. The parotids are a pair of salivary glands behind your jaw and in front of your ears. Other signs and symptoms may include dry skin or vaginal dryness in women, joint pain and stiffness and fatigue. Sj?gren’s syndrome, an immune system disorder, is diagnosed most often in people over...

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

...ntrations of progesterone and estradiol (blood and salivary tests), a body mass index (BMI)> 24, a low basal body temperature ( The group was subdivided into menopausal (n=30) and perimenopausal (n=20) women. During the baseline clinic visit, weight and basal temperature were recorded, and PMPW subjectiv...

Using Multiphoton Microscopy to See Chromosomes in Action

... used multiphoton microscopy (MPM) to image living salivary gland tissue of Drosophila (fruit flies). Unlike o...es, even in thicker tissue samples like Drosophila salivary glands. The research was ultimately possible thanks to the unique composition of the fruit flies' ...

Radioprotective effect of Heat Shock Proteins

...r often results in radiation-induced damage of the salivary glands. According to researchers//, targeted over-...n therapy as part of their treatment. However, the salivary glands, which frequently reside within the irradiation field, can become damaged at the same time. T...

Fears That Connect Cell Phone With Cancer Risk Baseless: Reports Study

...he possibility of leukemias, and cancers affecting salivary gland and brain tumors due to regular use of cell phones. MST...

Reversal of Roles – Humans to Infect Mosquitoes to Mitigate Malari

...tes are destroyed even before they could reach the salivary glands of the mosquitoes. Therefore the parasite is not transmitted through bites. Dr. Owen M. Rennert of the NIH's National Institute of Child Health & Human Development said, "This is a very reasonable approach. I think it has a shot at being an ...

Salivary Analysis for Early Detection of Breast Cancer

...defense for women,' she says. 'For example, if the salivary screening did show a positive result, a mammogram ...ch breast the cancer was located.' Advantages of salivary testing: * Salivary testing is safe (no needle punctures) and can be collected without causing...

Scientists Use Saliva's 'diagnostic Alphabets' to Diagnose Disease

...uages and thus diagnostic alphabets in saliva. The salivary proteome and the salivary transcriptome are two diagnostic alphabets that are ready for translational and clinical application...

Saliva Testing for Cancer Now Possible

...t, and follow-up care of breast cancer. Besides salivary testing has some advantages over blood testing. Sa...g envisaged as the first line of defence. If the salivary screening shows a positive result, the next step would be to go for a mammogram or other imaging tes...

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