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Could ingestion of saliva have harmful effects on our health?

Salival bacteria

On average, we humans ingest 1.5 liters of saliva containing bacteria every day. Could this possibly have harmful effects on our health? According to Professor Masahira Hattori of Waseda University, the answer is yes. “We noticed that oral microbes are relatively enriched in gut microbiomes of patients with several diseases such …

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Shortcut for determining the bioavailability of a pharmaceutical drug

In the latest issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a research group at Uppsala University presents a new, small-scale method that may become a smart shortcut for determining the bioavailability of a pharmaceutical drug within cells.   “Finding out how a therapeutic drug affects the body …

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