Tag: "salivary" at medical news
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...-6 can persist lifelong in some white blood cells, salivary
glands, and in the central nervous system. Two HHV-6 variants are known, HHV-6A and HHV-6B. Active infection or reactivation of HHV-6 in the brain has been previously shown to be associated with neurological disorders, including epilepsy and encephal...
Connecticut's Hand to receive IADR Salivary Research Award
...garded as one of the worlds pre-eminent experts on salivary
gland ultrastructure, a subject on which he has pu...nderstanding of the ultrastructure and function of salivary
glands, their various components and subcellular structures. Moreover, he and his collaborators have...
Baum to receive IADR Oral Medicine & Pathology Award
...arch focused on the pathogenesis and management of salivary
gland and related oral medical disorders. Specific...irst drug approved by the FDA for the treatment of salivary
hypofunction, pilocarpine). His studies from 1980 to 1990, on gustatory and oral motor function acr...
Texas researchers aim to use saliva to diagnose health and disease
...nity lacks the technologies to perform large-scale salivary
diagnostics. With collaborators at three medical schools, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry John McDevitt aims to develop lab-on-a-chip sensor systems for measuring important biomarkers in saliva samples. The lab-on-a-chip technology was pr...
Cyclic vomiting syndrome: Recurring and unexplained episodes destroy teeth
... erosion, caries, periodontal disease, xerostomia, salivary
gland enlargement, and trauma to the oral tissue. So what can parents do? Dr. Stoopler advises parents to watch for anything unusual and to make sure both the child's pediatrician and dentist are informed. "If an otherwise healthy child develops chr...
Cell phone use not linked to cancer risk
...ong or short-term cell phone use and brain tumors, salivary
gland tumors, eye tumors, or leukemias. In cell phone users who had subscribed over 10 years, they found no link between cell phone use and brain tumor risk. They suggest that cell phone use is not linked to cancer risk. "The methods used suggest th...
EMEA and FDA extend drug-label based on results of the EORTC 24971 trial
.... The term encompasses cancers of the oral cavity, salivary
glands, paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity, pharynx, larynx and lymph nodes in the upper part of the neck....
Three-dimensional, miniature endoscope opens new diagnostic possibilities
...navigation through such delicate structures as the salivary
ducts, the fallopian tubes and the pancreatic duct. Fetal and pediatric procedures may also benefit from this tool. Eventually, SEE could give rise to new procedures that permit diagnosis and microsurgery in previously inaccessible areas of the body...
Oral lesions are commonly associated with the disease
...andidiasis, or "thrush," a fungal yeast infection; salivary
gland enlargement; herpes simplex virus; inflammation of the gingiva; and canker sores. "Orofacial manifestations of HIV are common in pediatric HIV infection," Shetty adds. "It is important to be aware of these signs, as they may serve as both a m...
NIDCR's Turner to receive IADR Salivary Research Award
...hat have contributed to the basic understanding of salivary
gland structure, secretion, and function, or salivary
composition and function. Since 1985, Dr. Turner has focused his research on salivary
Finnish scientist to receive IADR Award in Geriatric Oral Research
... clinical parameters, quantitative and qualitative salivary
collections, radiological scans, and skeletal measurements. Dr. Ainamo was able to create and cultivate multidisciplinary teams of investigators, which helped bridge the basic and clinical sciences, as well as integrate dental and medical specialists...
Compulsion to smoke after just one cigarette can lie dormant for more than three years
...e schools across South London, and measurements of salivary
cotinine, a biochemical indicator of nicotine intake. Full information for each of the five years was available for just over a third of the entire sample. By the age of 14, pupils who had given smoking a go just once at the age of 11 were twice as ...
New tool taps drool for clues to childhood stress
... monitors alpha amylase, an enzyme secreted by the salivary
glands, that has been linked in adults to the symp...e says, "Being able to monitor alpha amylase via a salivary
test may open new opportunities to characterize individual differences in response to stress that we...
Saliva component may predict future oral bone loss
...earchers found that higher-than-normal levels of a salivary
protein called IL-1-beta were associated with increased bone loss. The level of another protein, osteonectin, was inversely proportional to bone loss, suggesting this marker may serve as a measure of periodontal health. Results of the research, a c...
The first clinical test for saliva-based oral cancer detection: Ready now!
...drome to find out whether the amounts and types of salivary
proteins differed. They found that saliva from the...ion and a decreased amount of proteins produced by salivary
glands. Future studies are planned to determine whether these protein levels could be useful in diag...
Saliva test offers new window on caffeine/stress response
...amount of alpha amylase, an enzyme secreted by the salivary
glands, in the healthy young men who participated in the study. The results verified, based on performance, that a moderate dose of caffeine 200 mg or about the amount in two cups of coffee increased task performance and that doubling the amount o...
Researchers discover how malaria parasite disperses from red blood cells
...P. falciparum spends part of its life cycle in the salivary
glands of mosquitoes and is transmitted to human beings through the bite of infected mosquitoes. The parasite infects red blood cells. Called a merozoite at the stage of its life when it infects red blood cells, the parasite multiplies inside the c...
Childhood predictors of smoking in adolescence
...ictors of teenage cigarette smoking and found that salivary
cotinine, a measure of uptake of environmental tobacco smoke, was a significant predictor. It is possible that efficient absorption in childhood of nicotine from second-hand tobacco smoke renders adolescents susceptible to nicotine-seeking behaviour....
Special scalpel reduces blood loss, facial nerve trauma in salivary surgery
... paralysis in patients who need a portion of their salivary
gland removed, surgeons say. Infection of the sponge-like parotid gland is uncomfortable but temporary, says Dr. Christine G. Gourin, otolaryngologist at the Medical College of Georgia. But when the gland develops cancerous or benign tumors or stone...
New report indicates acupuncture provides relief for sufferers of dry mouth
...decrease in the amount of saliva in the mouth when salivary
glands do not work properly. Saliva is a natural defense for teeth and plays a major role in preventing tooth decay by rinsing away food particles and neutralizing harmful acids. A decrease in saliva puts patients at risk for cavities, gum disease a...