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Study Reveals how Saliva help Wounds Heal Faster

Study Reveals how Saliva help Wounds Heal Faster

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A recent study has revealed that human saliva contains a chemical (antimicrobial peptide) which boosts the formation of blood vessels and helps the process of recovery from an injury. According to a study published online in the Journal of Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), a salivary peptide called histatin 1 promotes blood vessel formation which is critical to the efficiency of wound healing. “The clear results of the present study open a wide door to a therapeutic advance. They also bring to mind the possible meaning of animals, and often children licking their wounds,” said Thoru Pederson, Editor-in-Chief of the FASEB Journal. Also commenting on the findings of the study, Vicente Torres, an Associate Professor at the faculty of dentistry, Universi