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Bitter taste sensitivity may predict surgical outcome in sinusitis patients Jan 7, 2016 | News Americas

Bitter taste sensitivity may predict surgical outcome in sinusitis patients

PHILADELPHIA, USA: New research from the Monell Chemical Senses Center and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia suggests that physicians may soon be able to use a simple taste test to predict the outcome of sinus surgery. The research team has identified a genetic biomarker—a bitter taste receptor—that forecast better postsurgical results in certain chronic rhinosinusitis patients.

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Periodontal disease increases breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women Jan 5, 2016 | News Americas

Periodontal disease increases breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women

BUFFALO, N.Y., USA: Although periodontal disease has been consistently associated with chronic disease, there was only limited scientific evidence of the role of oral microbes in the development of breast cancer. Now researchers have found that postmenopausal women with periodontal disease are at a significantly increased risk of developing this cancer type.

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