Medical research

Rebuilding the salivary gland after radiation

Patients who undergo radiation therapy for head and neck cancers often lose the ability to produce saliva because radiation destroys salivary glands that lie in the way of the tumor.

Oncology & Cancer

CDC: 2009 to 2017 saw increase in oral cavity, pharynx cancers

(HealthDay)—From 2007 to 2016, the incidence of cancers of the oral cavity and pharynx combined increased, according to research published in the April 17 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity ...

Medical research

Researchers create a functional salivary gland organoid

A research group led by scientists from Showa University and the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research in Japan have, for the first time, succeeded in growing three-dimensional salivary gland tissue that, when implanted ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dengue virus turns on mosquito genes that make them hungrier

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have, for the first time, shown that infection with dengue virus turns on mosquito genes that makes them hungrier and better feeders, and therefore possibly ...

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers confirm new cancer-causing virus

An important new study from the Laboratory for Developmental Genetics at USC has confirmed cytomegalovirus (CMV) as a cause of the most common salivary gland cancers. CMV joins a group of fewer than 10 identified oncoviruses ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Salivary gland ultrasonography improves Sjogren's diagnosis

(HealthDay)—The addition of salivary-gland ultrasonography (SGUS) to American-European Consensus Group (AECG) classification criteria improves the accuracy of diagnosis of primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS), according to ...

Oncology & Cancer

Prognostic factors identified in mucoepidermoid carcinoma

(HealthDay) -- Diagnosis of low- or intermediate-grade tumors is associated with significantly better overall survival and disease-free survival in patients with mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) of the salivary glands, while ...

Other

Researchers uncover mechanism in saliva production

University of Louisville researchers are one step closer to helping millions of people whose salivary glands no longer work because of disease or damage from treatment of diseases.

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