A group of researchers at the University of Gothenburg developed an effective method to explain the changes in sugar molecules that occur in cancer cells, through oral saliva, according to a study published in the journal “Science Daily”. Glycans are a type of sugar molecule structure linked to proteins found in Human cells. It has been known for some time that changes in glycan structure can indicate inflammation or disease in the body. Now, researchers at the University of Gothenburg have developed a way to distinguish between different types of structural changes, which may provide an accurate answer to what will change for a particular disease. There are also other research groups studying the glycan infrastructure in search of so-called biomarkers that describe what is wrong. This often involves statistical tests using mass spectrometry to see if the level of individual sugars is significantly higher or lower in the cancer. “We want to develop a reliable and rapid analytical method to detect cancer, as well as the type of cancer, through a blood or saliva sample,” added Daniel Puga. I believe that we may be able to conduct clinical tests on human samples within 4 to 5 years.” Discovery of a new type of life in the human intestine.