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Soon, saliva to detect glucose levels

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 13:57

How about checking glucose levels without drawing blood? In a ray of hope for diabetics the world over, researchers have developed a new biochip sensor that can selectively measure glucose concentrations in a complex fluid like saliva.

Saliva may protect you from chemicals in tea, coffee

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 13:32

Believe it or not! Your saliva can rescue you from powerful toxins present in tea, coffee and liquid smoke flavouring.

Now, bacteria in saliva can help doctors identify pancreatic cancer

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 18:42

Researchers at San Diego State University have identified that saliva can help doctors identify pancreatic cancer in a patient.

Stress may double woman`s risk of infertility

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 13:01

Stress can delay pregnancy and double the risk of infertility in women, scientists have warned.

Saliva on chewing gum, strand of hair, can reveal your secrets

Last Updated: Thursday, June 27, 2013, 15:53

If someone finds a piece of chewing gum you pitched today, he or she could use the saliva to sequence your DNA and read your book of life - including genetic secrets like your susceptibility to diseases.

Saliva proteins may protect older people from bird flu

Last Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2013, 10:50

A study on human saliva provides new insights into why older people were better able to fight off the new strains of "bird" flu and "swine" flu than younger people.

Now, device to simplify human DNA extraction

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 07, 2013, 14:28

Scientists have developed a new hand-held device that can extract human DNA from a swab of saliva and make it ready for analysis and genome sequencing within minutes.

Saliva test could help predict aggression in boys

Last Updated: Sunday, March 31, 2013, 18:39

A simple saliva test could be an effective tool in predicting violent behavior among boys, a new study has claimed.

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