Here’s how a ‘little saliva’ could detect Stage 1 cancer

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Researchers believe that analyzing the sugar in people’s saliva could — in the future — help them detect Stage 1 cancers. Scientists at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden have developed a method for detecting the changes in sugar molecules using artificial intelligence (AI) that could indicate cancer. The molecules are called glycans, and they are linked to the protein in human cells, a summary of a small-scale study published on Wednesday in Cell Report Methods reads. These molecules can be collected through a simple saliva swab. Read more…

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