Bioscience

Working to reverse tissue damage in cancer patients

July 16, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: Inside Tucson Business] – Although people can be mortified at the sight of spit, saliva is extremely important and Kirsten Limesand, an assistant professor at the University of Arizona, wants you to be thankful for it.

“We’re a little biased, but we believe everything starts with saliva,” Limesand said. “Talking, chewing, swallowing – it protects your oral mucosa around your check around your gumline to help prevent and get rid of canker sores. Could you imagine not having it?”

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