Special Issue "New Era of Testing: Salivary Diagnostics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2019
Assoc. Prof. Chamindie K. Punyadeera
The School of Biomedical Sciences, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, QLD, Australia
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Interests: biomarkers; salivary diagnostics; heart diseases; head and neck cancer; proteomics; mass spectrometry; lung cancer, glioblastoma; human papilloma virus
Dr. Arutha Kulasinghe
Ageing and the growing population are placing increased pressure on the healthcare system. We require better methods to diagnose diseases at an earlier stage than is currently possible. There is also evidence linking oral health conditions to systemic events. As such, human saliva is gaining attention as the diagnostic fluid for the future. Human saliva collection is non-invasive, easy and multiple samples can be collected from an individual with minimal discomfort to the person. Saliva contains about 30% of the proteins contained in blood. Biomolecules continuously move beween saliva and blood and as such biomarkers in the circulation can be detected in saliva. Saliva is currently used to detect hormones and drugs of abuse and will be used in the future for other systemic diseases.
Dr. Chamindie K. Punyadeera
Dr. Kai Dun Tang
Dr. Arutha Kulasinghe
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- liquid biopsy
- saliva diagnostics