Author Topic: Scientists' silk structure is secret to process of regenerating salivary cells  (Read 2340 times)

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"Until now, retention of salivary gland cell properties has not been possible using other tissue culture techniques. This unique culture system has great potential for future salivary gland research and for the development of new cell-based therapeutics." Dr. Yeh explained.

http://m.medicalxpress.com/news/2015-07-scientists-silk-secret-regenerating-salivary.html
Male, born in 1977. sicca symptoms started in June 2012 (I was 35). White coated tongue. Macroglossia. Salivary glands disorded confirmed. Lip biopsy results match the Grade 2 of the Chisholm & Mason criteria.
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Looking further into the future, Prof. Yeh believes that within the next 10 years, we will be repairing damaged salivary glands in patients by transfusing stem cells, or engineering artificial salivary gland tissue to replace damaged glands.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/297497.php
Male, born in 1977. sicca symptoms started in June 2012 (I was 35). White coated tongue. Macroglossia. Salivary glands disorded confirmed. Lip biopsy results match the Grade 2 of the Chisholm & Mason criteria.
Tongue photos http://www.medhelp.org/user_photos/list/2076759