"Analyzing microRNA profiles in saliva... is a non-invasive way to test for concussion that can't be influenced by a patient's feelings or motives."
Nov. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
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Our cooked, meaty diets and lack of fur appear to have made human saliva quite different from that of close relatives like gorillas.
Oct. 17, 2019 • ~6 min
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Mammals with starchy diets—us, dogs, and rats, as opposed to, say, hedgehogs and mountain lions—appear to have adapted, genetically, to stomach more carbs.
May 15, 2019 • ~8 min
evolution mammals food enzymes featured science-and-technology saliva
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