Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Decoding the fundamental mechanisms of human salivary lubrication

(University of Leeds) A team of scientists led by the University of Leeds have uncovered the fundamental mechanism by which human saliva lubricates our mouth. Their multi-scale study opens the door to advancing dry mouth therapies and saliva substitutes - potentially bringing relief to people who suffer from dry mouth, which can affect swallowing, speech, nutritional intake and quality of life.