In an unexpected turn of events, bad beath may lead to some significant advances in medical science! Japanese dental researchers have found that halitosis – that is, bad breath – is an ideal incubator for cultivating hepatic (liver) cells.
In a finding that could have far-reaching impacts on diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, stem cells harvested from human dental pulp became liver cells at an astonishing rate when incubated with hydrogen sulphide, the chemical compound responsible for bad breath.
You can read more about it here. The following pictures are posted to honor such a stunning breakthrough!