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September 22, 2022

A preclinical step toward treating chronic dry mouth

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic researchers replicated chronic dry mouth from radiation damage in preclinical models, laying the foundation for stem cell research to regenerate salivary tissue after cancer. This discovery uses targeted X-radiation to mimic human injury and establish a lab model for testing cellular therapies for dry mouth. The study is published in Radiation Research. “The […]

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Tags: basic science, Center for Regenerative Medicine, discovery research, dry mouth, head and neck cancer, Jeffrey Janus, medical research, Nagarajan Kannan, otolaryngology, quality of life, radiation therapy, salivary glands


June 11, 2020

Seeking a regenerative therapy for chronic dry mouth

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

Mayo Clinic researchers are seeking a regenerative therapy for a vexing problem, particularly among cancer patients. How can medical providers treat a condition in which the mouth is so parched that it has an incessant feeling of a cotton lining? Xerostomia, also known as chronic dry mouth, is an agonizing side effect of injury to […]

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Tags: biobank, cancer, Center for Regenerative Medicine, chronic dry mouth, head and neck cancer, Jeffrey Janus, lab medicine, Nagarajan Kannan, salivary glands


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