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Image of the Day: Mouth Parts
Staff | Sep 22, 2017
A high-resolution microscope reveals the intricate inner structure of the blood-sucking tsetse fly’s saliva tube.
Biosensing Chewing Gum for Oral Disease Detection: Study
Aggie Mika | Aug 16, 2017
The sensor is meant to trigger a bitter taste in the presence of inflammation-related enzymes.
Chameleons Catch Prey with Sticky Spit
Alison F. Takemura | Jun 22, 2016
The lizard’s saliva is thick enough to drag a cricket to its alimentary demise, scientists show.
Tools for Drools
Kelly Rae Chi | Jul 1, 2015
A general guide to collecting and processing saliva
Spit test predicts age
Megan Scudellari | Jun 23, 2011
Scientists accurately determine age based on DNA methylation patterns from saliva samples.