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Saliva Test Could Tell Us Important Information About Disease

mouthCould your saliva contain early warning signs for diseases like cancer and diabetes?

A new study from UCLA suggests that a simple saliva test is capable of diagnosing diabetes, cancer, and other diseases at an early stage.

The study showed that saliva contains many of the same disease-revealing molecules that are contained in our blood. So instead of undergoing costly, time-consuming blood tests to get tested for disease, patients could simply take a simple saliva test.

In addition to cancer, your saliva could show early warning signs for autoimmune diseases and neurological disorders.

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New Technology Allows Scientists to Grow Teeth from Stem Cells

microscopeStem cells have led to some amazing medical benefits.

Now, stem cells have allowed scientists to grow new teeth. At this year’s Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition, researchers announced a new technology that allows stem cells to grow into new teeth.

The technology is expected to be an effective way to replace missing teeth without the high costs of implants and other surgeries.

Today, dentists struggle with implants for a number of different reasons. First, the cost of implants is prohibitively expensive for some patients, and second, the implants must be designed to last for long periods of time.

Unfortunately for those who need new teeth today, the technology isn’t particularly close to being completed. The researchers claim that they should be able to implement stem cells in mice within five years. If those tests are successful, then human tests could be a few years further down the road.

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