Saliva protein discovery could lead to diagnostic tests

03/25/2008 | MSNBC

U.S. researchers hope to boost the development of saliva-based diagnostic tests that could spot conditions including cancer and diabetes, after they mapped the 1,116 proteins in human salivary glands. They found that some saliva proteins matched proteins linked to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and some cancers, while most were part of signaling pathways, which are critical to the body's response to systemwide disorders.

View Full Article in:

MSNBC

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Clinical Trials Agreements Specialist (209955)
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Inc.
Rockville, MD
SAFETY, HEALTH, and ENVIRONMENTAL (SHE) REGIONAL SPECIALIST
Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc.
Newark, CA
Catheter Engineer
ASAHI INTECC, Orange County CA R&D Center
Santa Ana, CA
MANAGER MEDICAL GAS COMPLIANCE AND SAFETY
Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc.
Houston, TX
Neurovascular Intervention Product Sales Rep, North East
ASAHI INTECC
Multiple Locations, SL_Multiple Locations