UCLA Dentistry receives $5 million to study extracellular RNA in saliva

The UCLA School of Dentistry received $5 million in funding from the National Institutes for Health to study biological markers in saliva to attempt to develop a tool for detecting stomach cancer. The study has the potential to create a new paradigm in the field of salivary diagnostics, and it could supply concrete evidence that saliva can be used in the detection of life-threatening diseases, including diabetes and cancers of the pancreas, breasts, ovaries and stomach.

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Photo from Dreamstime.com The UCLA School of Dentistry has received $5 million from the National Institutes for Health (NIH) to study biological markers in saliva in order to develop a tool to detect stomach cancer. This study has great potential in the field of salivary diagnostics such that saliva could be used as evidence in the detection of life-threatening diseases, among them diabetes and cancers of the stomach, breasts, pancreas, and ovaries.Read more from the UCLA Newsroom. RELATED | Salivary Diagnostics: A Medical Model for Periodontal & Peri-Implant DiseasesRELATED | An oral-systemic dental practice
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