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Kirsten Limesand, PhD

Kirsten Limesand, PhDKirsten Limesand, PhD, is a professor of nutritional sciences in the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and a member of the UA Cancer Center the BIO5 Institute. Her research focuses on radiation-induced salivary gland dysfunction, which can lead to dry mouth. Dr. Limesand hopes to uncover the mechanisms by which radiation can damage the salivary gland, and identify ways both to prevent and reverse this damage.

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Baby boy chewing on his fingers and drooling
Tags: saliva, chemotherapy, oral health, dry mouth, clinical trials, xerostomia
Most people don’t think about saliva. But imagine your life without it. Everything is moistened by saliva: your oral cavity, your gums, your tongue, your teeth. That moistening surrounds food so it’s easier to... (read more)