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June 8th, 2005
Saliva to Provide Noninvasive Way to Diagnose Diseases
Saliva or "spit" cleanses the mouth, helps fight tooth decay and, for some scientists at UCLA's School of Dentistry, serves as a potential diagnostic tool to paint an insightful view of the body's health.
"We have developed highly specific, nanotechnology-based biosensors, which will permit the detection of disease-bearing biomarkers in saliva," said Dr. Wong.
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