Originally posted 2017-05-30 20:31:33.
The development of advanced noninvasive techniques is a critical next step toward the continued progress of precision medicine initiatives. While saliva collection has already been in use as a medium for the collection DNA in forensic and genetic testing, could your spit provide clues to the future of brain health? Well, investigators at the Beaumont Research Institute, part of Beaumont Health in Michigan, believe that their recent findings identifying small molecules in saliva will help identify those at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The results of this new study were published recently in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease in an article entitled “Diagnostic Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s Disease as Identified in Saliva using 1H NMR-Based Metabolomics.”