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|05.08.2013||Salimetrics to exhibit at the STAR Stress and Anxiety Research Society Conference|
|04.26.2013||Full Service CRO DAaCRO Joins Salimetrics Center of Excellence Program|
|04.18.2013||ASU lands renowned expert in psychoneuroendrocrinology, Dr. Douglas A. Granger
Douglas A. Granger, a widely known psychoneuroendrocrinology researcher at Johns Hopkins University, will join the faculty of Arizona State University this summer.…
|04.17.2013||Biobehavioral Reactivity to Social Evaluative Stress in Women With Borderline Personality Disorder
Scott, L.N., et al. (2013) Personal Disord
This study examined cortisol, alpha-amylase, and subjective emotional reactivity to social evaluative stress among women with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). …
|04.15.2013||Salimetrics to support the Cardiff Exercise Medicine Symposium on Saturday 15th June 2013|
|04.12.2013||Salivary Cotinine Concentrations and Prevalence of Periodontal Disease in Young Japanese Women
Tanaka, K., et al. (2013) J Periodontol
In this study, Japanese researchers investigated the relationship between objectively assessed tobacco smoke exposure and periodontal disease. Results confirmed…
|04.04.2013||Impact of the testing environment on cortisol secretion and memory performance in older adults
Sindi, S., et al. (2013) Psychoneuroendo
Researchers compared salivary cortisol levels and memory performance in young and older adults tested in environments manipulated to be stressful (unfavourable condition)…
|03.22.2013||Cortisol, Testosterone, and the Dual Hormone Hypothesis as it Relates to Status Among Teammates
Edwards, D.A., et al. (2013) Hormones and Behav
Recent research suggests that testosterone and cortisol jointly regulate dominance motivation and, perhaps, the status relationships that are affected by it. For…
|03.12.2013||Are you ready to add salivary measures to your research?|
|03.04.2013||Salivary α-amylase and intended harsh caregiving in response to infant crying
Out, D., et al. (2012) Child Maltreat
This is the first study on adults' physiological reactivity to infant cry sounds and the association with intended harsh parenting using salivary α-amylase…
|02.26.2013||Salimetrics to exhibit at the GEBIN Conference in Regensburg, Germany March 20th to 23rd|
|02.18.2013||The Science of Early Life Toxic Stress for Pediatric Practice and Advocacy
Johnson, S.B., et al. (2013) Pediatrics
In this report, Johns Hopkins University researchers provide an overview of the science of toxic stress. Here, they summarize the development of the neuroendocrine-immune…
|02.08.2013||Spit Camp comes to SRCD in Seattle|
|02.05.2013||Profiles of Leaders in Salivary Bioscience: Prof Ana Teixeira, University of Coimbra|
|01.31.2013||Child maltreatment and gender interactions as predictors of differential neuroendocrine profiles
Doom J.R., et al. (2013) PsychoNeuroEndo
This study examines whether gender interacts with the stress of maltreatment to produce differential neuroendocrine profiles in children. Results showed that significant…
|01.31.2013||Involuntary Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Boston Public Housing Residents with Salivary Cotininine
A recent study from the Massachusetts General Hospital found a detectable level of the nicotine metabolite, cotinine, in 88% of non-smoking children and adults,…
|01.28.2013||Does dampened physiological reactivity protect youth in aggressive family environments?
Saxbe D.E. (2012) Child Dev.
A longitudinal study from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles including 54 youth (average age 15.2 years) found that those with higher cumulative…
|01.24.2013||New date announced for Spit Camp in Cambridge, Friday, March 22nd
The Salimetrics Spit Camp Saliva Training Day teaches you all the skills you need to run a Salivary ELISA Assay. You'll learn the technology behind the Assay,…
|01.22.2013||DHEA and DHEA-S: Anabolic, Neuroprotective, and Neuroexcitatory Properties in Military Men
Taylor, Marcus K. (2013) Military Medicine
Evidence links dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) to crucial military health issues, including operational stress, resilience,…
|01.15.2013||Adrenocortical regulation, eating in the absence of hunger and BMI in young children
Francis, L.A. et al. (2012). Appetite
Researchers at Penn State and Johns Hopkins University examined links between stress reactivity, eating behavior and body mass index in 5- to 9-year-old children.…
|01.14.2013||Salimetrics to Exhibit at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference|
|01.08.2013||Scholarship Opportunity for SRCD Spit Camp Workshop in Seattle, WA
Here’s your chance to attend a session of our international saliva training program where you will participate in a lecture-based workshop with a hands-on…
|01.04.2013||Prenatal versus postnatal sex steroid hormone effects on autistic traits in children
Baron-Cohen, S. et al. (2012). Mol Autism
This study compares prenatal and postnatal sex steroid hormone levels in relation to autistic traits in 18 to 24-month-old children. Fetal testosterone (fT) and…
|12.31.2012||Dr. Rita Levi-Montalcini, a Revolutionary in the Study of the Brain, Dies at 103|
|12.17.2012||Leadership is associated with lower cortisol levels and stress
Sherman, G. D. et al. PNAS (2012)
This 2-part study focused on stress measures via salivary cortisol in unique samples of real leaders. Part 1 found that, compared with non-leaders, leaders had lower…
|12.10.2012||Prefrontal serotonin transporter availability is associated with the cortisol awakening response
Frokjaer, VG et. al. (2012) Eur Neuropsychopharmacol.
Investigators studied the relation between cortisol response to awakening (CAR) and SERT binding in brain regions which are considered relevant to modify the cortisol…
|12.10.2012||Collaborations in Salivary Research: New Saliva Biomarker Lab at UNL
Collaborations in Research: New saliva biomarker lab to be incorporated in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Athletic Performance Lab. See Page 12…
|12.05.2012||Employment Opportunities at Brown Medical School
PROJECT MANAGER, BROWN MEDICAL SCHOOL, PROVIDENCE, RI MATERNAL SMOKING/DEPRESSION AND OFFSPRING RISK PROCESSES Brown Medical School, Centers for Behavioral…
|11.30.2012||Salivary alpha amylase shows improved memory function after brief exercise
Researchers examined more than 50 adults between the ages 50 to 85, half of whom had memory deficits and half of whom were mentally healthy. Two groups—one…
|11.26.2012||Salivary cortisol and the role of daily activities in youths’ stress physiology
McHale, S.M. et al. (2012). J Adolesc Health.
Researchers at Penn State University examined links between diurnal patterns of the stress hormone cortisol and time spent by adolescents in nine common daily activities.…
|11.19.2012||Panel of Salivary IL-1β and Related Biomarkers Successfully Diagnoses Periodontal Disease
Dental researchers at the University of Kentucky have published a new study demonstrating that a panel of salivary inflammatory biomarkers made up of IL-1β,…
|11.13.2012||Salimetrics Announces Changes to Increase Collaboration for Salivary Research|
|11.12.2012||Analysis of monoaminergic genes, childhood abuse, and dimensions of psychopathy
Sadeh, N. et al. (2012). J Abnorm Psychol
Relationships between serotonin transporter (5-HTTLPR) polymorphisms, monoamine oxidase-A (MAO-A) variants, and history of childhood abuse were studied in adult…
|11.09.2012||Can salivary alpha-amylase levels be a tool for the assessment of the severity of schizophrenia?
Ieda, M. et al. (2012). Case Rep Psychiatry.
A 51-year-old female with catatonic schizophrenia was treated with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), and her autonomic nervous system function was monitored during…
|11.05.2012||Elevated salivary C-reactive protein predicted by low cardio-respiratory fitness and obesity
C-reactive protein (CRP) is a sensitive marker of systemic inflammation and is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The aim of the study was to…
|11.05.2012||Where Does a 500-Pound Sea Lion Spit?
The Animal Enrichment Committee at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, along with the JHUSON's Center for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience team are collaborating…
|10.29.2012||Men, women have different stress reactions to relationship conflict
Salivary cortisol was measured to assess baseline HPA activity in 138 heterosexual couples expecting a first child before a couple conflict discussion. Researchers…
|10.24.2012||We need your help creating a photo album of saliva collection images!
Researchers, we need your help creating a photo album of saliva collection images to share and educate other researchers! Submit your saliva collection image and…
|10.24.2012||(In German) Salimetrics Europe engagiert Dr. Agnes Ernst zur Unterstützung ihres Commercial Teams
Der stetige Ausbau des Salimetrics Salivary BioScience Bereichs in Europa hat zum Beitritt von Dr. Agnes Ernst geführt, welche das Unternehmen in Zukunft in…
|10.19.2012||Assessment of glucocorticoid therapy with salivary cortisol in secondary adrenal insufficiency
Ceccato, F. et al. (2012). Eur J Endocrinol.
Six samples of salivary cortisol were collected from secondary adrenal insufficiency patients and healthy volunteers at fixed times of the day and used to calculate…
|10.19.2012||Environmental tobacco smoke and periodontitis in U.S. non-smokers
Sutton, J.D. et al. (2012). J Dent Hyg.
Environmental tobacco smoke exposure among non-smokers was found to be inversely associated with educational attainment and family income and was higher in non-Hispanic…
|10.15.2012||New dates announced for Salimetrics Europe “Spit Camp” training
The Salimetrics 'Spit Camp' saliva training day teaches you all the skills you need to run a Salivary ELISA Assay. You learn the technology behind the assay;…
|10.11.2012||PCT Patent Application Submitted for Saliva Collection Aid
SalivaBio, LLC and Johns Hopkins University have recently submitted a PCT Patent application for the Saliva Collection Aid (SCA). This device, developed by SalivaBio…
|10.08.2012||Salivary Aldosterone Testing Now Available from Salimetrics
Salimetrics has developed and validated an enzyme immunoassay for the measurement of the steroid hormone aldosterone in saliva. This assay is exclusively available…
|09.26.2012||Profiles of Leaders in Salivary Bioscience: Prof Jane Ogden, University of Surrey|
|09.19.2012||Acute stress responses in salivary alpha-amylase predict increases of plasma norepinephrine
Thoma, M.V. et al. (2012). Biol Psychol.
In order to more firmly demonstrate the relationship between stress-induced responses of salivary alpha-amylase activity (sAA) and the established SNS markers plasma…
|09.18.2012||Sociodemographic risk, parenting, and control: Relations to salivary alpha-amylase and cortisol
Taylor, Z.E. et al. (2012). Dev Psychobiol.
Salivary alpha-amylase (sAA) and cortisol were used in this study of the effects of sociodemographic risk and parenting on activity in the sympathetic nervous system…
|09.18.2012||“Parents’ Communication Skills and Adolescents” article wins award
The research article “Parents’ Communication Skills and Adolescents’ Salivary α-Amylase and Cortisol Response Patterns,” co-authored…
|09.14.2012||Salivary cortisol and DHEA-S in adolescent rape victims with post traumatic stress disorder
Bicanic et al. (2012). Psychoneuroendocrinology.
Salivary cortisol and DHEA-S were measured in female adolescent rape victims with PTSD and in healthy adolescents at repeated intervals after awakening, both under…
|09.06.2012||Exercise-induced noradrenergic activation enhances memory consolidation
Segal, S.K. et al. (2012) J Alzheimers Dis.
The effect of aerobic exercise on memory consolidation was studied in cognitively normal elderly subjects and in subjects with amnestic mild cognitive impairment…
|09.06.2012||Delayed memory effects after intense stress in Special Forces candidates
Taverniers, J. et al. (2012). Stress.
Special Forces candidates exposed to a prisoner of war simulation exhibited robust increases in cortisol concentrations and a significant decline in immediate memory…
|09.04.2012||Video Article: The Trier Social Stress Test Protocol for Inducing Psychological Stress
Birkett, Melissa A. (2011). JoVE
This article demonstrates a psychological stress protocol (Trier Social Stress Test) for use in a laboratory setting. Protocols that allow researchers to study the…
|08.31.2012||Salimetrics Releases Inflammation and Immune Function Salivary Testing Panels
The Salimetrics Laboratory now offers testing services for a panel of key salivary markers related to inflammation and immune function: IL-1β, IL-6, TNF-α,…
|08.20.2012||Engagement with cognitively-based compassion training associated with reduced salivary CRP
Pace, T.W. et al. (2012). Psychoneuroendocrinology.
Adolescents in the Georgia foster care system who had been exposed to early life adversity were placed into a cognitively based compassion training program or into…
|08.17.2012||Diurnal patterns of salivary interleukin-6 and C-reactive protein in healthy young adults
Izawa, S. et al. (2012). Brain Behav Immun.
Healthy young adult students collected saliva samples 8 times per day in order to study the diurnal rhythms of salivary IL-6 and CRP. Salivary IL-6 levels…
|08.15.2012||Profiles of Leaders in Salivary Bioscience: Isabelle Ouellet-Morin, PhD|
|08.15.2012||Disentangling sources of individual differences in diurnal salivary α-amylase
Out, D. et al. (2012). Psychoneuroendocrinology.
This study examines the sources of variance in diurnal salivary alpha-amylase (sAA) from a large sample of first year law students who collected over 6900 saliva…
|07.30.2012||Profiles of Leaders in Salivary Bioscience: Hershel Raff, PhD
Dr. Raff is a professor of medicine & director of the Endocrine Research Laboratory at St. Luke's Medical Center.
|07.30.2012||Salimetrics to Exhibit at BPS Health Psychology
Having attended the very successful British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Connaught Rooms London during April, Salimetrics has chosen to attend…
|07.24.2012||Recent Scientific Studies Highlight the Uses of Salivary Cytokines
Biomedical researchers are currently exploring pro-inflammatory cytokines in saliva as a means to further understand the initiation and regulation of the body’s…
|07.23.2012||Effects of owner-dog relationship and owner personality on cortisol modulation in human-dog dyads
Schöberl, I. et al. (2012). Anthrozoos.
Salivary cortisol levels were measured from samples collected during daily routine and after experimental challenges to study the influence of various factors on…
|07.23.2012||Pupil and salivary indicators of autonomic dysfunction in autism spectrum disorder
Anderson, C.J. et al. (2012). Dev Psychobiol.
Afternoon levels of salivary alpha-amylase and cortisol were studied in children with autism spectrum disorder. Larger pupil size and lower alpha-amylase levels…
|07.12.2012||Profiles of Leaders in Stress Research: Prof. Cary L. Cooper CBE
Distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health
|07.05.2012||Salivary and serum IL-1 beta, IL-6 and TNF-alpha in patients with leukoplakia and oral cancer
Brailo, V. et al. (2012). Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal.
IL-1ß and IL-6 were found to be significantly higher in the saliva of patients with oral cancer compared to patients with leukoplakia and healthy controls.…
|07.05.2012||Proinflammatory cytokines in the saliva of patients with active and nonactive Crohn’s disease
Szczeklik, K. et al. (2012). Pol Arch Med Wewn.
IL-1ß, IL-6, and TNF-a levels were found to be elevated in the saliva of patients with active Crohn’s disease, compared to patients with inactive Crohn’s…
|06.28.2012||Salimetrics Offers New Saliva Collection Aid for Easy Collection of Passive Drool
Collection of whole saliva samples is now easier with the introduction of the Saliva Collection Aid, a device developed by SalivaBio, LLC in collaboration with the…
|06.26.2012||Get Quality Salivary Research with the Salimetrics Center of Excellence Program
Consistent results define quality saliva testing. Salimetrics has now established a Center of Excellence program for saliva laboratories around the world so that…
|06.20.2012||Stress-related biological reactivity and regulation in Army nurses during combat casualty simulation
McGraw, L.K. et al. (2012). Psychoneuroendocrinology.
Large increases in salivary cortisol, salivary alpha-amylase, heart rate, and blood pressure were observed in response to a realistic combat casualty simulation…
|06.20.2012||Saliva as a tool for monitoring steroid, peptide and immune markers in sport and exercise science
Papacosta, E. & Nassis, G.P. (2011). J Sci Med Sport.
This paper reviews studies that have explored salivary analytes in relation to monitoring the health and training of athletes. Analytes discussed include steroids…
|06.18.2012||The Salimetrics Educational Blog goes global!|
|06.15.2012||Book an educational European Workshop at your institution or join us at our UK “Spit Camp” for hands
Call us to book a Free Educational Euopean Roadshow visit to your Institution or to reserve a place at our UK "Spit Camp" – Learn all about saliva collection,…
|06.14.2012||Book an educational European Workshop or join us at our UK “Spit Camp” for hands-on assay training
Call us to book a Free Educational Euopean Roadshow visit to your Institution or to reserve a place at our UK "Spit Camp" – Learn all about saliva collection,…
|06.11.2012||Allostatic and environmental load in toddlers predicts anxiety in preschool and kindergarten
Buss, K.A. et al. (2011). Dev Psychopathol.
In two studies, salivary cortisol was measured in toddlers in order examine the relationships of allostatic and environmental load to subsequent development of internalizing…
|06.08.2012||Salimetrics - One World: Profiles of Leaders in Salivary Bioscience: Dr. Marco Cardinale
Dr. Marco Cardinale is the Head of Sports Science and Research at the British Olympic Association.
|06.08.2012||Incorporating salivary biomarkers into nursing research: An overview and review of best practices
Granger, D.A. et al. (2012). Biol Res Nurs.
An introduction to the best practices and strategies for researchers wishing to incorporate salivary biomarkers into the next generation of health research. Topics…
|06.06.2012||A discordant monozygotic twin design shows blunted cortisol reactivity among bullied children
Ouellet-Morin et al. (2011). J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry.
Using 12-year-old male monozygotic twins where only one member of the pair had experienced bullying, this paper examines the effects of bullying on salivary cortisol…
|06.01.2012||New Salimetrics Salivary IL-1 Beta Immunoassay Kit
Salimetrics has just introduced a new immunoassay kit for salivary interleukin-1 beta (IL-1ß, IL-1beta). IL-1ß is widely recognized as a key pro-inflammatory…
|05.30.2012||New and revisited salivary alpha-amylase studies
Does yohimbine hydrochloride facilitate fear extinction in virtual reality treatment of fear or flying? A randomized placebo-controlled trial. Meyerbroeker et al.…
|05.22.2012||Book a place at Salimetrics Europe Spit Camp, Saliva Bioscience Training Day, Friday 13th July|
|05.21.2012||Salimetrics - One World: Profiles of Leaders in Salivary Bioscience: Dr. Mark A Wetherell
Each month Salimetrics will feature an expert from its Saliva Research Community. The intention is to bring together university researchers from around the world,…
|05.17.2012||Salimetrics and Salimetrics Europe combine twitter forces|
|05.16.2012||Physiological correlates of peer victimization and aggression in African American urban adolescents
Kliewer, W., et al. (2012). Devel Psychopathol, 24.
Salivary cortisol and salivary alpha-amylase were used in this longitudinal study to examine reactivity in the HPA and SNS systems in relation to peer victimization…
|05.16.2012||Expectant mothers’ saliva tells stories of stress
Shurkin, J.N. (May 11, 2012). Inside Science News Service.
This article features some recent research studies that have used salivary cortisol and salivary alpha-amylase as markers of stress in pregnant women.
|05.07.2012||Salimetrics Builds A Salivary Research Community With Facebook
Now you can follow a community of salivary researchers that reaches around the world! Be a part of the Facebook collaboration and discovery that stimulates scientific…
|05.03.2012||Discuss Salivary Hormones With Salimetrics at the European Endocrinology Conference in Florence
Salimetrics Europe is to exhibit at the International/European Congress of Endocrinology. Opening this Saturday in Florence, the ICE/ECE Endocrinology Conference…
|05.01.2012||New Saliva Testing Robot Installed at Anglia Ruskin
Salimetrics' joint venture partner Anglia Ruskin University has completed the investment of £150,000 in new equipment to improve its saliva testing service…
|05.01.2012||Salimetrics Europe Joins Twitter
Follow all the latest published salivary research papers via the Salimetrics Europe Twitter Feed. If you have research news, send it to us for publication: @SalimetricsEuro…
|04.23.2012||New Saliva Lab to Open in South Africa
Salimetrics welcomes a new salivary testing center located in South Africa. The saliva laboratory will be housed in the newly formed Prime Human Performance Institute,…
|04.19.2012||Salivary cortisol and alpha-amylase in children with autism and typically developing children
Kidd, S.A., et al. (2012). J Autism Dev Disord.
Important differences were observed in cortisol and sAA variability between autistic children and normally developing children. Additionally, there was a graded…
|04.19.2012||The Salimetrics Cotinine EIA Kit is now available as a registered medical device in the U.S.
The Salimetrics Salivary Cotinine EIA Kit is now an FDA-registered medical device and is available for use in clinical settings in the United States. The cotinine…
|04.16.2012||High endogenous salivary amylase activity is associated with improved glycemic homeostasis
Mandel, A.L, & Breslin, P. (2012). J Nutr.
Contrary to the hypothesis that individuals who have higher salivary alpha-amylase activity should have faster and more substantial postprandial blood glucose responses,…
|04.16.2012||Sex differences in immune variables and respiratory infection incidence in an athletic population.
Gleeson, M., et al. (2011). Exerc.Immunol.Rev
Saliva flow rates, salivary SIgA concentration, and salivary SIgA secretion rates were significantly higher in males than females. Blood immunoglobulins and most…
|04.09.2012||Salivary alpha-amylase and cortisol in infancy and toddlerhood
Berry, D., et al. (2012). Psychoneuroendocrinology.
In a longitudinal study of predominantly low-income children, salivary alpha-amylase and salivary cortisol activities at 7, 15, and 24 months were found to predict…
|04.09.2012||Preliminary investigation of employee’s dog presence on stress and organizational perceptions
Barker, R.T., et al. (2012). Int J Workplace Health Management.
At a company that allows dog owners to take their pets to work, the effects of the dogs’ presence on owners’ stress levels was studied. Salivary cortisol…
|04.06.2012||JoLynn Carney and Richard Hazler named winners of the American Counseling Association Research Award
Penn State faculty members JoLynn Carney and Richard Hazler were named winners of the American Counseling Association Research Award for their study “The Relations…
|04.05.2012||Improved packaging for the Salimetrics Oral Swab
Now a more hygienic oral swab! Our improved SOS saliva collection device has been individually wrapped to minimize the possibility of environmental contaminants…
|03.29.2012||Salimetrics to Exhibit at the European Congress on Endocrinology
The combined 14th / 15th International / European Congress on Endocrinology takes place in Florence this year Salimetrics Europe will be present to answer questions…
|03.22.2012||Salimetrics Europe publishes an Introduction to Saliva Research
New to saliva research? Over the past 10 years, we’ve seen a sharp rise in credible salivary research. This adoption of saliva has been especially evident…
|03.21.2012||Sex differences in emotional memory consolidation: Stress-induced salivary alpha-amylase & cortisol
Felmingham, K.L., et al. (2012). Biol Psychol.
Enhanced consolidation of negative images under stress in women may be a potential mechanism for the greater female prevalence for developing anxiety disorders.
|03.21.2012||Diagnostic value of salivary cortisol in the CRH stimulation test in premature infants
Matsukura, T., et al. (2012). J Clin Endocrinol Metab.
Diagnostic value of salivary cortisol in the CRH stimulation test in premature infants
|03.12.2012||Salimetrics Europe launches Facebook page to support European saliva researchers
Salimetrics' new Facebook page will contain company news, technical support and the opportunity for Salimetrics Europe to directly communicate with its EU Partners.
|03.07.2012||Salimetrics Europe launches blog to support European saliva researchers
Salimetrics' new blog will contain technical support aimed at UK and European saliva researchers and will mirror what is currently published on the main Salimetrics…
|03.01.2012||Positive life events predict salivary cortisol in pregnant women
Pluess, M. et al. (2012). Psychoneuroendocrinology.
The effect of positive and negative life events on salivary cortisol was examined in third-trimester women. Positive events significantly predicted lower baseline…
|03.01.2012||Time-of-day effects in arousal: Disrupted diurnal cortisol profiles in children with ADHD
Imeraj, L. et al. (2012). J Child Psychol Psychiatry.
Salivary cortisol was measured five times a day across five consecutive days in children with ADHD (both with and without ODD) and healthy controls in order to compare…
|02.22.2012||Salivary alpha-amylase during pregnancy: Diurnal course and associations with obstetric history
Giesbrecht, G.F. et al. (2012). Dev Psychobiol.
Salivary alpha-amylase levels over the course of 3 days were associated with mood and obstetric history but unrelated to individual differences in gestational age,…
|02.14.2012||Johns Hopkins University and UC Irvine to Collaborate on West Coast Spit Camps
Professor Douglas A. Granger, Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research at Johns Hopkins University, and Frank Zaldivar, Laboratory…
|02.14.2012||Boston IVF Fertility Clinic Adopts Salivary Estradiol Assay from Salimetrics for Use in Infertility
Boston IVF, a leading assisted reproduction clinic in the Boston area, now has the option to go needle-free with a very simple, patient-friendly saliva test based…
|02.09.2012||Salivary CRP associations with systemic inflammation and cardiovascular disease risk in women
Out, D. et al. (2012). Brain Behav Immun.
In a longitudinal study of women exposed to intimate partner violence, plasma and saliva CRP levels were found to be moderately associated cross-sectionally and…
|02.09.2012||Salimetrics to exhibit at the European College of Sport Sciences Conference in Bruges
The Salimetrics team will be present throughout the 17th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Sciences (ECSS), to be held in Bruges, Belgium from 4th…
|02.06.2012||The relationship between cortisol, salivary alpha-amylase, and cognitive bias in young women
Kreher, D.A., et al. (2012). Behav Neurosci.
Previous studies that have shown that cortisol levels are linked to enhanced processing of negative information in diseases such as major depression. This study…
|02.01.2012||Salimetrics to exhibit at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference in London
The Salimetrics team will be present throughout the British Psychological Society Annual Conference, to be held at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London from 18 to 20…
|01.31.2012||Salivary Melatonin Assay Validated for Use in the Salimetrics Laboratory
Salimetrics has completed validation of a commercial salivary melatonin enzyme immunoassay according to CLIA standards. The assay will be used for melatonin testing…
|01.30.2012||Diagnostic value of salivary cortisol in the CRH stimulation test in premature infants
Matsukura, T., et al. (2012). J Clin Endocrinol Metab.
Salivary cortisol measurements for the CRH stimulation Test in premature infants were found to correlate significantly with serum cortisol measurements.
|01.30.2012||The impact of harsh parenting contexts on children’s adaptation within an evolutionary framework
Sturge-Apple, M.L., et al. (2012). Dev Psychobiol.
2-year old toddlers with hawk or dove behavioral coping strategies were examined in a process model of harsh caregiving practices. Associations between harsh caregiving…
|01.19.2012||Salimetrics to exhibit in London at The Biomedical Basis of Elite Performance Conference
The meeting will comprise symposia, oral communications, posters and plenary lectures, all of which will focus on basic and applied scientific and medical issues…
|01.05.2012||Child maltreatment on diurnal cortisol regulation and internalizing symptomatology
Cicchetti, D., et al. (2011). Dev Psychobiol.
This study of gene and environment interactions found that the relationship between early childhood abuse and cortisol dysregulation is moderated by genetic variation.
|01.05.2012||Child maltreatment and allostatic load: Consequences in children from low-income families
Rogosch, F.A. (2011). Dev Psychobiol.
Salivary cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone were measured along with other indicators of health in maltreated and non-maltreated children in order to provide a…
|12.21.2011||Assessing genetic polymorphisms using DNA extracted from cells present in saliva samples
Nemoda, Z., et al. (2011). BMC Med Res Methodol.
Whole saliva has recently been shown to a source of high-quality DNA for genotyping analysis. This study documents the usability of previously collected saliva samples,…
|12.21.2011||The father-daughter dance: The relationship quality and daughters’ stress response.
Byrd-Craven, J., et al. (2011). J Fam Psychol.
Two separate studies examined relationships between the quality of father-daughter relationships and activity in the HPA axis and autonomic nervous system. Differences…
|12.19.2011||Salimetrics Europe appoints Loughborough University graduate to commercial team
Salimetrics Europe has expanded its support staff with the appointment of Tim Price. Tim is a recent graduate of Loughborough University, where he gained knowledge…
|12.19.2011||Salimetrics plans ‘Spit Camp’ saliva testing training days on mainland Europe
In 2012 Salimetrics Europe is planning to offer “Spit Camp” Saliva Testing Training Days on mainland Europe, particularly with partner institutions within…
|12.01.2011||Interparental aggression and infant patterns of adrenocortical and behavioral stress response
Towe-Goodman, N.R., et al. (2011). Dev Psychobiol.
In a large study of 735 infants from predominantly low-income, non-metropolitan communities, children with higher levels of violence in the home were more likely…
|11.29.2011||Salivary cortisol and alpha-amylase as predictors of cognitive functioning and academic performance
Keller, P.S., et al. (2011). Physiol Behav.
In this study of cognitive and academic performance among children, significant curvilinear relations and interactions were found between cortisol and sAA levels…
|11.29.2011||Psychoneuroendocrinology lists Salimetrics-affiliated paper among top ten articles cited
The article “Asymmetry between salivary cortisol and alpha-amylase reactivity to stress: Relation to aggressive behavior in adolescents,” by E.B. Gordis,…
|11.09.2011||Parents’ communication skills and adolescents’ salivary alpha-amylase and cortisol response patterns
Afifi, T.D., et al. (2011). Communication Monographs.
This study explores the degree to which adolecents’ patterns or groupings of salivary cortisol and alpha-amylase responses can be explained by their parents’…
|11.09.2011||Salivary cortisol mediates effects of poverty & parenting on executive functions in early childhood
Blair, C., et al. (2011). Child Dev.
In a longitudinal study of children from a predominantly low-income population that were followed from birth, salivary cortisol was assessed at ages 7, 15, and 24…
|10.24.2011||Do infants show a cortisol awakening response?
Bright, M.A., et al. (2011). Dev Psychobiol.
Salivary cortisol measurements were used to examine the question of whether infants have a cortisol awakening response similar to that seen in adults. In contrast…
|10.21.2011||Asynchrony of mother-infant HPA-axis activity
Middlemiss, W., et al. (2011). Early Hum Dev.
Salivary cortisol was measured in infants and their mothers in order to study synchronization of the HPA axis during the transition to sleep.
|10.21.2011||Iowa Gambling Task and weight loss with salivary cortisol in a weight loss intervention
Witbracht, M.G., et al. (2011). Physiol Behav.
This study examined the relationship between executive function and weight loss by using the Iowa Gambling Task. Higher mean salivary cortisol concentrations were…
|10.12.2011||The cross-generation transmission of oxytocin in humans
Feldman, R., et al. 2010. Horm Behav.
Oxytocin was measured in saliva samples taken from parents and infants before and after a 15-minute play session. Parent and infant oxytocin levels showed significant…
|10.12.2011||Evolutionary functions of early social modulation of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis development
Flinn, M.V., et al. (2011). Neurosci Biobehav Rev.
Within the context of evolutionary development, the authors discuss relations between physiological stress responses and the development of social competencies in…
|10.06.2011||Maternal and paternal plasma, salivary, and urinary oxytocin and parent-infant synchrony
Feldman, R., et al. (2011). Dev Sci.
Oxytocin was studied in plasma, saliva, and urine of mothers, fathers and infants to study human bonding. Plasma oxytocin and salivary oxytocin were found to be…
|10.06.2011||Interparental aggression and children’s adrenocortical reactivity
Davies, P.T., et al. (2011). Dev Psychopathol.
Salivary cortisol levels measured in 2-year-old toddlers indicated that interparental aggression predicted greater cortisol reactivity for children with high levels…
|09.28.2011||Anglia Ruskin University, a partner of Salimetrics, openes its refurbished saliva laboratory
Anglia Ruskin University, a joint venture partner of Salimetrics Europe, has this week opened the refurbished saliva testing laboratory including the installation…
|09.28.2011||Downregulation of the immune system in low-quality child care
Vermeer, H.J., et al. (2011). Physiol Behavior.
Salivary SIgA levels were measured in toddlers to investigate the effects of quality of care on immune function. Children attending care centers with large group…
Yakutchik, M. Johns Hopkins Public Health Magazine (Fall, 2011).
This article contains a discussion of stress during the adolescent years and a description of related research being carried out at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School…
|09.22.2011||The empathic, physiological resonance of stress
Buchanan, T.W., et al. (2011). Soc Neurosci.
Salivary cortisol and salivary alpha-amylase were measured in both speakers and observers during a stress task to observe whether physiological stress can resonate…
|09.22.2011||Psychosocial environment and health: Methodological variability of the salivary cortisol measurement
Bovenzi, M.G., et al. (2011). Toxicol Lett.
Salivary cortisol was measured in healthy subjects on three separate days to explore intra-individual variability in the cortisol awakening response (CAR). The results…
|09.15.2011||Longitudinal evidence that fatherhood decreases testosterone in human males
Gettler, L.T., et al. (2011). PNAS.
In species in which males care for young, testosterone is often high during mating periods but then declines to allow for caregiving of resulting offspring. This…
|09.10.2011||Increased testosterone to cortisol ratio in psychopathy
Glenn, A.L., et al. (2010). J Abnorm Psychol.
In this study that examined the interaction of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis, researchers studied cortisol…
|09.09.2011||Parents’ testosterone and children’s perception of parent-child relationship quality
Dorius, C., et al. (2011). Horm Behav.
In this study of predominantly white working and middle class families, no direct link between the parents’ testosterone levels and parent-child closeness…
|09.08.2011||Cross-correlation of salivary cortisol and alpha-amylase responses to psychological stress
Engert, V., et al. (2011). Psychoneuroendocrinology.
Using high-frequency saliva sampling, salivary alpha-amylase and salivary cortisol stress responses were found to be reliably associated at various time lags throughout…
|09.08.2011||Diurnal alpha amylase patterns in adolescents: Associations with puberty and momentary mood states
Adam, E.K., et al. (2011). Biol Psychol.
This study examined salivary alpha-amylase basal activity and reactivity to stress in adolescents. Basal levels were found to increase with puberty, and acute increases…
|08.24.2011||State and trait variance in salivary a-amylase: A behavioral genetic study
Out, D., et al. (In press). Biol Psych.
This study is the first to examine genetic and environmental influences on the stability and change in salivary a-amylase levels during baseline measurements and…
|08.24.2011||Relation of intimate partner violence to salivary cortisol among couples expecting a first child
Feinberg, M.E., et al. (In press). Aggress Behav.
This study explores the involvement of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis in intimate partner violence by assessing salivary cortisol levels taken before…
|08.11.2011||Psychological distress and salivary cortisol covary within persons during pregnancy
Giesbrecht, G.F., et al. (2011). Psychoneuroendocrinology.
This study examined the possibility of a link between altered cortisol levels due to maternal psychological distress during pregnancy and changes in fetal development.…
|08.11.2011||Allostasis and allostatic load in the context of poverty in early childhood
Blair, C., et al. (2011). Dev Psychopathol.
The effect of early environmental adversity on children’s basal salivary cortisol levels was followed in this longitudinal study of children from the age of…
|08.04.2011||Salimetrics Spit Camper wins research award!
Bridget Hatfield, Ph.D., a research associate working with the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning, is among five researchers nationally receiving…
|07.26.2011||Assessing stress reactivity indexed via salivary cortisol in preschool-aged children
Kryski, K.R., et al. (2011). Psychoneuroendocrinology.
To fulfill the need for a stressor paradigm that evokes mean increases in salivary cortisol in young children, this study examines the ability of a standardized…
|07.26.2011||Direct and moderating links of salivary alpha-amylase and cortisol stress-reactivity
Allwood, M.A., et al. (2011) Biol Psychol.
This study explores basal levels and stress responses of salivary alpha-amylase and cortisol as measures of activity in the autonomic nervous system and HPA axis,…
|07.12.2011||2D:4D ratios for 2 years of life: Stability and relation to testosterone exposure and sensitivity
Knickmeyer, R.C., (2011). Horm Behav.
In this study on the development of 2D:4D ratios in infancy, salivary testosterone levels were measured and DNA samples were genotyped for the CAG repeat polymorphism…
|07.12.2011||menstrual cycle position and sex hormone levels on spontaneous intrusive recollections
Ferree, N.K., et al. (2011). Conscious Cogn.
Salivary sex hormone levels were analyzed in women to investigate the relationship between the menstrual cycle and the higher rates of spontaneous intrusive recollections…
|06.15.2011||Increased serum androstenedione in adults with autism spectrum conditions
Ruta, L., et al. (2011). Psychoneuroendocrinology.
Current research in neurodevelopment is exploring possible associations between sex-steroid hormones, autism spectrum conditions (ASC), and autistic traits. This…
|06.15.2011||Hair cortisol as a retrospective marker of hypothalamic-pituitary axis activity throughout pregnancy
D’Anna-Hernandez, K.L. et al. (2011). Physiol Behav.
Cortisol levels in hair of women were evaluated and compared to diurnal salivary cortisol levels throughout the course of pregnancy. Salivary and hair cortisol levels…
|06.09.2011||No effect of social exclusion on salivary cortisol secretion in women
Zöller, C., et al. (2010). Psychoneuroendocrinology.
The effects of social exclusion on mood and HPA-axis response (salivary cortisol) were examined in this study using a standardized Cyberball paradigm. The social…
|06.09.2011||Neural pathways link social support to attenuated neuroendocrine stress responses
Eisenberger, N.I., et al. (2007). NeuroImage.
This study examined relationships between levels of social support and assessments of neurocognitive reactivity to a social rejection task (fMRI imaging during a…
|06.09.2011||Effects of an early family intervention on children’s memory
Bugental, D., et al. (2010). Mind Brain Educ.
This study examined the effects of a home visitation intervention program on salivary cortisol levels and memory abilities of at-risk pre-term children. Maternal…
|05.27.2011||State, not trait, neuroendocrine function predicts reactive aggression in men after social exclusion
Geniole, S.N., et al. (2011). Biol Psychol.
Aggression was measured in men randomly assigned to a social exclusion or social inclusion condition during a computer ball-toss game. Salivary cortisol and testosterone…
|05.27.2011||Diet and the evolution of human amylase gene copy number variation
Perry, G.H., et al. (2011). Nature Genetics.
Copy number of the salivary amylase gene (AMY1) is correlated positively with salivary amylase protein level, and individuals from populations with high-starch diets…
|05.27.2011||The cortisol awakening response in context
Clow, A., et al. (2010). Int Rev Neurobiol.
This discussion examines the initiation and control of the CAR, with a consideration of its relationship to other awakening-induced processes, changes in hormones…
|05.27.2011||Diagnostic potential of Saliva: Current state and future applications
Pfaffe, T., et al. (2011). Clin Chem.
This review examines the production and secretion of saliva, the salivary proteome, transportation of biomolecules from blood into saliva, and the diagnostic potential…
|05.18.2011||Predictors and patterns of participant adherence to a cortisol collection protocol
Hall, D.L., et al. (2011). Psychoneuroendocrinology.
This study examined participant adherence to a multi-point salivary cortisol sampling protocol with respect to various demographic factors and fatigue.
|05.18.2011||Current developments in salivary diagnostics.
Miller, C.S., et al. (2010). Biomark Med.
Recent developments in the diagnostic use of salivary biomarkers are examined in this paper, with particular emphasis on panels of markers that could potentially…
|05.18.2011||Individual differences in stress responses moderate the contribution of early peer victimization
Rudolph, K.D., et al. (2011). Psychopharmacology (Berl).
Salivary cortisol and alpha-amylase were used to study possible relationships between individual differences in biological stress responses, peer victimization,…
|05.18.2011||Self-esteem moderates neuroendocrine and psychological responses to interpersonal rejection
Ford, M.B. & Collins, N.L. (2010). J Pers Soc Psychol.
Salivary cortisol was used in this study that explores interactions between interpersonal rejection, physiological stress pathways, and defensive social action.…
|05.12.2011||Are salivary gonadal steroid concentrations influenced by acute psychosocial stress?
Schoofs, D., & Wolf, O.T. (2011). Int J Psychophysiol.
The effects of the TSST on the HPA axis, sympathetic nervous system, and HPG axis were studied using salivary analytes. As expected the stress condition led to increased…
|05.12.2011||Cross-sectional and 35-year longitudinal assessment of salivary cortisol and cognitive function
Franz, C.E., et al. (2011). Psychoneuroendocrinology.
This study examined the effects of cortisol levels on executive function abilities related to the prefrontal cortex in humans. Higher average salivary cortisol output…
|05.05.2011||Stress in migrant framworkers during premigration
Clingerman, E.M., & Brown, A. (2011). Biol Res Nurs.
Salivary cortisol was used in this study of the effects of stress on migrant farmworkers. Results indicated that migrant workers experienced significant levels of…
|05.05.2011||Neurobiological and behavioral stress reactivity in children prenatally exposed to tobacco
Huijbregts, S.C., et al. (2011). Psychoneuroendocrinology.
Salivary cortisol and salivary alpha-amylase levels were measured throughout a stressful neuropsychological test session in three groups of children: those exposed…
|04.29.2011||Salivary alpha-amylase levels as a biomarker of experienced fear
Buchanan, T.W., et al. (2011). Commun Integr Biol.
Salivary cortisol and salivary alpha-amylase were studied as indices of emotional arousal before and after participants went through a fear-challenge course. Alpha-Amylase,…
|04.29.2011||Asymmetry of salivary cortisol & alpha-amylase responses to psychosocial stress in anorexia nervosa
Monteleone, P., et al. (2011). Psychol Med.
Salivary cortisol and salivary alpha-amylase responses to the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST) were studied in individuals with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa,…
|04.18.2011||The SIS release date is here!
The Salimetrics Infant’s Swab is set to be released in June, 2011. See product details
|04.13.2011||Immunogenetics of Aging Report
Naumova, E., et al. (2011). Tissue Antigens.
‘Immunogenetics of Aging’: Report on the activities of the 15th International HLA and Immunogenetics Working Group and 15th International HLA and Immunogenetics…
|04.13.2011||Children’s internalizing symptoms: The role between cortisol and respiratory sinus arrhythmia
El-Sheikh, M., et al. (2011). Physiol Behav.
The interactions of the HPA axis and the parasympathetic nervous system were examined using salivary cortisol and respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA), respectively,…
|03.28.2011||Genome-wide association studies of sleep disorders.
Byrd-Craven, J., et al. (2010). J Social Personal Relationships.
This study used salivary cortisol and salivary alpha-amylase as measures of activity in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and sympathetic nervous system…
|03.28.2011||Genome-wide association studies of sleep disorders.
Raizen, D.M. & Wu, M.N. (2011). Chest.
This review examines recent advances in the study of sleep disorders through genome-wide association studies. In particular, the identification of gene variants…
|03.17.2011||Biosocial influences on the family: A decade review.
D’Onofrio, B.M., & Lahey, B.B. (2010). J Marriage Family.
This review examines recent advances in biosocial family research, with a discussion of the need to integrate measurement of biological factors.
|03.17.2011||Effects of an early family intervention on children’s memory
Bugental, D.B., et al. (2010). Mind Brain Educ.
This study examines the use of an early family intervention program to reduce cortisol levels in at-risk preterm infants, with subsequent improvements in short-term…
|03.02.2011||a-Amylase as a reliable and convenient measure of sympathetic activity
Bosch, J.A., et al. (2011). Psychoneuroendocrinology.
In this invited mini-review, the authors address the use of a-amylase as a non-invasive measure of sympathetic nervous activity. They summarize research that has…
Conference on Stress and the Brain to be held at Johns Hopkins University, April 28th-29th, 2011
The Johns Hopkins University is sponsoring an interactive summit conference on Stress and the Brain – Implications for Health, Development, and Learning, to…
|02.23.2011||Correlated genotypes in friendship networks
Fowler, J.H., et al. (2011). Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.
Using information about respondents’ genes and friendship ties from two large independent studies–the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health,…
Dr. Douglas A. Granger to give seminar on Salivary Analytes
The Pediatric Topics in Growth and Development Seminar Series at the University of Maryland School of Medicine will feature Dr. Douglas A. Granger in a talk titled…
|02.10.2011||Oral Fluid Reveals More Heroin Use, According to Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index
Quest Diagnostics (Jan. 25, 2011). News Release.
Testing more than 320,000 oral fluid samples collected from the general U.S. workforce in 2010 has found a higher user rate for the heroin marker 6-acetylmorphine…
|01.27.2011||The effects of maltreatment and neuroendocrine regulation on memory performance
Cicchetti, D., et al. (2010). Child Dev.
In the setting of a week-long camp for maltreated children, memory performance, behavioral symptoms, and morning salivary cortisol levels were evaluated. The results…
|01.27.2011||Genetic/environmental influences on cortisol regulation across days and contexts in middle-aged men
Franz, C.E., et al. (2010). Behav Genet.
The heritability of salivary cortisol concentrations was examined as part of the Vietnam Era Twin Study of Aging. Significant cortisol heritability estimates for…
|01.14.2011||Salimetrics Introduces New Saliva Collection Device for Infants
In response to requests from researchers for a safe, effective, and easy-to-use saliva collection device for use with infants, Salimetrics has now introduced the…
|01.14.2011||A clinical allostatic load index is associated with burnout symptoms and hypocortisolemic profiles
Juster, R.P., et al. (2010). Psychoneuroendocrinology.
A new clinical allostatic load index derived from 15 separate biomarkers, along with measurements of salivary cortisol and salivary alpha-amylase, were used in this…
|01.14.2011||Dr. Douglas Granger Promoted to Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Johns Hopkins University News.
Dr. Douglas A. Granger, Founder and former President of Salimetrics LLC, has been promoted to the rank of Professor by the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.…
|12.22.2010||Father contributions to cortisol responses in infancy and toddlerhood
Mills-Koonce, W.R., et al. (2010). Dev Psychol.
This study examines associations between father caregiving behaviors and child cortisol reactivity and regulation, using data from the Family Life Project. Negativity…
|12.14.2010||Faculty Position Open – Purdue University, Dept. of Child Development & Family Studies
The Department of Child Development & Family Studies at Purdue University has announced an opening for up to two positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor…
|12.13.2010||Measuring salivary analytes from free-ranging monkeys.
Higham, J.P., et al. (2010). Physiol Behav.
This study explores the use of commercially available oral swabs attached to ropes for collecting saliva from free-ranging rhesus macaques. Salivary cortisol and…
|12.03.2010||Salivary Research Center Receives National Children’s Study Funding
Johns Hopkins News Release
Researchers at the Center for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, led by Douglas A. Granger, PhD, have received…
|12.02.2010||Power posing: Brief nonverbal displays affect neuroendocrine levels and risk tolerance.
Carney, D.R., et al. (2010). Psych Sci.
It has been well-established that humans and other animals express power or dominance by adopting postures that give the impression of greater size. Conversely,…
|11.23.2010||Center for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research at the Johns Hopkins University News
Hendricks, M. (2010). Saliva Science. Johns Hopkins Nursing.
The newly formed Center for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, directed by Douglas A. Granger, PhD,…
|11.18.2010||Child care setting affects salivary cortisol and antibody secretion in young children.
Watamura, S.E., et al. 2010. Psychoneuroendocrinology.
The functional link between the stress system and the immune system is well recognized, but it is unclear whether the elevated cortisol levels found in children…
|10.25.2010||Sex differences in corticotropin-releasing factor receptor signaling and trafficking
Bangasser, D.A., et al. (2010). Molec Psychiatry.
This investigation of the interaction of CRF receptor (CRFr) with the GTP-binding protein Gs found that differences in CRFr function in the female brain lead to…
|10.25.2010||Exogenous cortisol enhances aggressive behavior in females, but not in males.
Böhnke, R., et al. (2010).Psychoneuroendocrinology.
Participants in this study of the involvement of the HPA axis in aggressive behavior received either a dose of hydrocortisone (cortisol group) or a placebo before…
|10.15.2010||Two-Year Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Opening
The Child Sleep, Health, and Development Laboratory at Auburn University has an opening for a two-year post-doctoral research fellowship to begin August 1, 2011…
|10.15.2010||Testosterone and cortisol jointly regulate dominance: Evidence for a dual-hormone hypothesis.
Mehta P.H., et al. (2010).Horm Behav.
Some human studies have found that testosterone levels are linked to dominance under conditions of status threat or challenge, but other studies have not observed…
|10.08.2010||Reappraising arousal improves performance on the GRE.
Jamieson, J.P., et al. (2010). J Exp Soc Psychol.
Participants who were taking the GRE were assigned either to a group that was told that arousal improves performance on the exam or to a control group that was not…
|10.08.2010||Relations between mucosal immunity and children’s mental health: The role of child sex
Keller, P.S., et al. (2010).Physiol Behav.
IL-6 and SIgA were measured in the saliva of 329 healthy children (67 % European American, 33% African American), and parents and children completed mental health…
|09.28.2010||Children’s and adults’ salivary alpha-amylase responses to a lab stressor and to verbal recall…
Salivary alpha-amylase (sAA) responses to a psychosocial laboratory stressor and to a recall interview in adults and in children were compared. For the adults, concentrations…
|09.22.2010||Welcome to the new website!
We hope you enjoy our reorganized, informative, and fresh new look!
|09.14.2010||Age and Puberty Differences in Stress Responses During a Public Speaking Task
Researchers in the Netherlands have published a paper that explores changes in stress sensitivity that may occur during adolescent pubertal development. Using the…
|09.14.2010||Behavioral Adjustment in a Community Sample of Boys
A study examining basal and stress-induced cortisol concentrations in relation to internalizing and externalizing symptoms in 8-11 year old boys has found that both…
|09.07.2010||Salimetrics Pledges $50,000 Grant to Support Salivary Research
Salimetrics, LLC has pledged a $50,000 grant to the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) in support of the Center for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience…
|09.07.2010||Sex Differences in Salivary Cortisol, Alpha-Amylase, and Psychological Functioning After Hurricane..
A study of adolescents displaced by Hurricane Katrina and living in a U.S. government relocation camp has found lower cortisol levels and slightly higher sympathetic…
|09.07.2010||Frontiers in the use of Biomarkers of Health in Research on Stress and Aging
A current review article discusses biomarkers of the HPA axis, SAM axis, and immune system that are involved in the response to stress and the aging process. Suggestions…
|09.07.2010||Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenocortical & Sympatho-Adrenal-Medullary System Activity in Children
A study combining actigraphy-based sleep observation in connection with measurement of salivary cortisol and salivary alpha-amylase has found evidence of altered…
|08.27.2010||Attenuation of Cortisol Across Development for Victims of Sexual Abuse
The developmental course of nonstress, morning cortisol was measured at six timepoints from childhood into young adulthood in 84 females with a history of familial…
|08.18.2010||BP Announces $52 Million to Fund Behavioral Health Support
In a press release dated August 16th 2010, BP announced that it is providing $52 million to federal and state health organizations to fund behavioral health support…
|08.17.2010||The Effects of Psychosocial Stress on the Probability of Conception
Researchers studying the effects of psychosocial stress on the probability of conception have published a study that used salivary cortisol and salivary alpha-amylase…
|08.17.2010||Call for Abstracts
The American Psychosomatic Society's abstract submission program for the 69th Annual Scientific Meeting is available online! This year’s theme is: Biobehavioral…
|08.12.2010||Effects of Stress Reactivity and Family Adversity on Emotional and Cognitive Development
The effects of stress reactivity and family adversity on emotional and cognitive development were examined in this study with 5-6 year old children. Stress responses…
|08.12.2010||Stress Reactivity in Healthy Undergraduate Students
In a study of stress reactivity in healthy undergraduate students, salivary cortisol and alpha-amylase responses were analyzed using the absolute concentration,…
|08.10.2010||Hair Cortisol and the Risk for Acute Myocardial Infarction in Adult Men
Acute stress has been recognized as a factor that may lead to heart attacks, but the role of chronic stress has been less clear. To investigate, researchers in Israel…
|07.30.2010||Review Of The Release Of Glucocorticoids and Glucocorticoid Receptor Function
Patients treated with high-dose glucocorticoids often experience a variety of serious side effects, which can include metabolic changes, depression, and even suicide.…
|07.15.2010||Increased Salivary Analytes in Police Officers Engaged in Lethal Force
Police officers who engaged in virtual reality scenarios involving lethal force showed significant increases in salivary levels of cortisol, IL-6, alpha-amylase,…
|07.07.2010||Increased Salivary Alpha Amylase After Caffeine Consumption and Mental Arithmetic Stressor
In a double-blind, placebo-controlled design, young men who consumed caffeine under laboratory conditions and were then exposed to a mental arithmetic stressor showed…
|07.01.2010||Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Family Studies/Developmental or Social Psychology
Family and Personal Relationships Lab Heriot-Watt University - School of Life Sciences Salary: £28,983 - £35,646 The Family and Personal Relationships…
|07.01.2010||Salivary Cortisol And Alpha-Amylase Levels In Children Exposed To Early Peer Victimization
Heightened anticipatory levels of salivary cortisol and salivary alpha-amylase before a laboratory-based social challenge task were found to predict depressive symptoms…
|07.01.2010||Depressive Symptoms in Adolescent Girls After Experiencing Relational Peer Victimization
Adolescent girls who have two copies of the short allele for the serotonin transporter gene (5-HTTLPR) were found to be at risk for the development of depressive…
|07.01.2010||UK Public Health Advisory
The UK Government's public health watchdog NICE has recommended that all pregnant women should be tested for smoking so that the NHS can intervene and help them…
|06.21.2010||Maternal Cortisol During Pregnancy and Cognitive Skills
In this study of 832 children who were members of the Collaborative Perinatal Project, the findings suggest that high levels of maternal cortisol during pregnancy…
|06.21.2010||Impact of Saliva Flow Rate on Measurement of Salivary Alpha-Amylase
The impact of saliva flow rate on measurement of salivary alpha-amylase is studied by examining the influence of collection method (passive drool vs. various types…
|06.09.2010||Public Speaking Protocol for Youth
Researchers at Leiden University have proposed a new public speaking task designed for youth, the Leiden Public Speaking Task (Leiden-PST).
|06.09.2010||Maternal Smoking During Pregnancy and Neonatal Behavior
Maternal smoking during pregnancy has been linked to long-term behavioral problems in children. In this large-scale, prospective study of the effects of maternal…
|06.09.2010||Bullying Exposures in Middle Childhood, Anxiety, and Adrenocortical Activity
The effects of exposure to bullying at school were studied by measuring salivary cortisol in samples gathered at a time before lunch when anxiety about potential…
|05.14.2010||Interparental Aggression and Parent-Adolescent Alpha-amylase Symmetry
Alpha-amylase responses among family members before and after a family conflict discussion show symmetry. However, the nature of this symmetry is affected…
|05.14.2010||Physiological Arousal in Response to a Stressor in Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Salivary alpha-amylase reactivity is used as one measure to assess the degree of sympathetic arousal in individuals with generalized anxiety disorder and the nature…
|05.12.2010||Dr. Granger Joins Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
State College, Pennsylvania, May 12, 2010-Salimetrics Founder Dr. Douglas A. Granger, Professor of Biobehavioral Health and Human Development and Family Studies,…
|05.01.2010||Salimetrics Kit V.S. Clinical Determination of Salivary Cortisol Levels
A review article published in Clinical Biochemistry has cited work that shows that the results from the Salimetrics Cortisol EIA kit are very close to those obtained…
|04.26.2010||Parenting of Depressed Mothers and Cortisol Secretion in Offspring
Animal research indicates that early care experiences influence hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis functioning in offspring. This longitudinal study…
|04.16.2010||Self-esteem, Neuroendocrine and Psychological Responses to Rejection.
Individuals with low self-esteem responded to interpersonal rejection from an opposite sex partner by more negative self-appraisal, greater cortisol reactivity,…
|03.31.2010||Serotonin Transporter Polymorphism and the Stress Response in Newborns
Newborn babies with the S/S genotype for the 5-HTTLPR serotonin transporter gene polymorphism were found to have greater stress responses to pain during routine…
|03.15.2010||Serotonin Transporter Genotype, Cortisol and Depression in Adolescents
The short allele of 5-HTTLPR may moderate the association between morning cortisol and the subsequent onset of a depressive episode.
|03.15.2010||Associations between sociodemographic, sampling, health factors and various cortisol indicators…
Various factors that affect salivary cortisol levels have been examined previously, but not systematically in a single study with a large sample size. In order that…
|02.22.2010||Manipulation of the Serotonergic System
An examination of whether manipulation of the serotonergic system in patients with generalized social anxiety disorder leads to alterations in the function of the…
|02.22.2010||Testosterone and Anti-social Behavior
An examination of the folk hypothesis that testosterone induces antisocial behavior in humans. Female participants received a single dose of oral testosterone or…
|02.15.2010||Attachment-based Intervention of Infants an Toddlers
An assessment of the effectiveness of a relational intervention intended to normalize HPA functioning among children in foster care. HPA function was assessed…
|02.10.2010||Physiological Attunement Among Family Members while Engaged in Conflict
This study measured salivary alpha-amylase responses to assess physiological attunement among family members while they engaged in conflict discussions. Different…
|02.10.2010||How to Incorporate Cortisol Measurements Into a Study
Large scale social science and epidemiological studies are increasingly adding measurement of analytes such as salivary cortisol. This paper offers a valuable discussion…
|02.01.2010||Regulatory Influence and Awakening
An examination of physiological regulatory influences that govern the peak of cortisol production that accompanies the shift from sleep to morning awakening.
|02.01.2010||Early Development of Cortisol Reactivity in Infants
This review article examines the role of infant age on the early development of cortisol reactivity in infants.
|01.20.2010||Serotonin transporter genotype, morning cortisol and subsequent depression in adolescents
Higher morning cortisol levels have been reported to be associated with increased likelihood of subsequent onset of clinical depression. This study presents preliminary…
|01.20.2010||Coregulation of Couples’ Cortisol Levels and Mood States
Fluctuations in negative mood and cortisol levels are linked between partners, but higher levels of marital satisfaction may affect the degree of coregulation.
|12.23.2009||DNA Analysis and Depressive Episodes in Adolescents.
The short allele of the serotonin transporter gene promoter may moderate the association between morning cortisol and the onset of a depressive episode in adolescents.
|12.23.2009||DHEA and DHEA-S Physiology and Potential
A review the potential involvement of DHEA and DHEA-S in neuropsychiatric diseases that examines circulating levels of these compounds in patients, possible mechanisms…
|12.17.2009||Intimate Partner Violence and Mother and Infant Adrenocortical Levels
Researchers from Purdue University, Salimetrics, and the Family Life Project have published a study on the impact of intimate partner violence on the relationship…
|12.17.2009||Boys and Off-time Pubertal Development
A new paper suggests that the interaction between timing of puberty and HPA or SAM regulation in boys may be involved in the adverse consequences of off-time pubertal…
|12.09.2009||Collect Saliva with the new Children’s Swab!
Collecting saliva from children can be challenging…Introducing Salimetrics Children's Oral Swab Obtaining a saliva sample from children under the age…
|11.06.2009||Assistant Professor Position in Psychology at the University of Florida
The Department of PSYCHOLOGY at the UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA invites applications for a full time (9-mo) tenure track Assistant Professor with research interests related…
|11.06.2009||Emotional Material in Men and Women
Researchers from the University of California, Irvine, have published a new paper, “Endogenous noradrenergic activation and memory for emotional material in…
|10.18.2009||Ability of Stressors to elicit an HPA Axis Response
Researchers from the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota have published a study reviewing the ability of various stressor paradigms used…
|10.06.2009||Postdoc Position at University of Massachusetts
POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN SOCIAL OR CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY OR NEUROSCIENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, AMHERST. The postdoctoral scholar will work on an NIH-funded…
|09.17.2009||Stress and Disorders
Nature Reviews Endocrinology has published a paper, “Stress and disorders of the stress system,” by Dr. George Chrousos of the University of Athens,…
|09.10.2009||National Symposium on Family Issues at Penn State’s University Park Campus
Penn State's Population Research Institute is hosting its 17th annual National Symposium on Family Issues at the University Park campus, October 8th-9th, 2009.…
|09.10.2009||Effects of Testosterone on Financial Risk and Career Choices
Researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago have published a paper that examines the effects of testosterone on financial decisions involving…
|07.31.2009||DNA Analysis Now Available
Salimetrics is pleased to announce that our new Saliva DNA Analysis Service is now accepting saliva samples for DNA extraction and SNP genotyping. Watch for further…
|07.31.2009||Medication Effects on Cortisol
Dr. Douglas Granger, founder of Salimetrics, and his colleagues at Penn State University have published a new paper: Medication effects on salivary cortisol: Tactics…
|07.27.2009||Hormones in Children With and Without Disruptive Behavior
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine have published a new paper on salivary gonadal and adrenal hormones in children with and without…
|07.27.2009||Late Night Salivary Cortisol and Cushing’s Syndrome
A meta-analysis of data from earlier papers supports the use of late-night salivary cortisol as a convenient test for screening and diagnosis of Cushing’s…
|07.22.2009||Assessing HPA-Axis Activity in Baboons
Researchers at Bucknell University have published a study on the use of salivary cortisol measurements to assess baseline and stress-induced HPA axis activity in…
|07.22.2009||Co-regulation Between Mothers and Preterm Infants
A new paper has been published on co-regulation between mothers and preterm infants, as measured by salivary cortisol. A co-regulatory relationship was found to…
|06.19.2009||Effects of Exercise Intensity on Biomarker Levels
Researchers at the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University, UK, have published a paper on the effects of exercise intensity on levels of sIgA,…
|06.08.2009||Sex Differences in Response to Pain in Children
Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Emory University in Atlanta have published a new paper on sex differences in cortisol responses to…
|06.05.2009||DNA Analysis Coming Soon!
Design multi-system and multi-level studies by adding genetic testing! Since its inception a decade ago, Salimetrics has worked to develop a range of non-invasive…
|06.01.2009||Changes in Salimetrics Estradiol HS EIA kit
Change to estradiol diluent in the Estradiol HS EIA kit 06.01.09 The estradiol diluent in the Salimetrics Estradiol HS EIA kit (research use #1-3702/1-3702-5 and…
|05.01.2009||New Apha-Amylase Publication
Named series in Psychoneuroendocrinology publishes two comprehensive overviews by Urs Nater and Nic Rohleder on salivary alpha-amylase. Abstract 1 | Abstract 2New…
|04.29.2009||Zebrafish Physiology Analogous to Humans
Researchers at the Medical Schools of Tulane University and Georgetown University have been using the Salimetrics HS Cortisol EIA kit in studies of stress, anxiety,…
|04.27.2009||Garrison Award for Research paper!
The paper “Parents’ and children’s cortisol and alpha-amylase reactance to parents’ inappropriate disclosures and interparental conflict,”…
|04.09.2009||Cortisol Awakening Response
Researchers at the University of Westminster in London, who are working with Salimetrics to establish a research consortium and salivary testing laboratory, have…
|03.18.2009||Sorry International Customers!
International customers may have noticed sporadic access and Salimetrics has taken steps to resolve these communication problems. Firewall issues existed for certain…
|03.18.2009||Free help with saliva Collection and Handling
Saliva Collection and Handling Advice booklet now available online or in print version by request.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow: The Child Sleep and Biobehavioral Health Laboratory at Auburn University has an opening for a two-year post-doctoral research fellowship…
|02.16.2009||New Collaboration with German Contract Research Organization DAaCRO!
New Collaboration with German Contract Research Organization DAaCRO!
Advisory: Salivary alpha-amylase levels may be affected by flow rate.
Advisory: Salivary alpha-amylase levels may be affected by flow rate.
March and May U.S. Spit Camps are FULL. New Dates for 2009 June 25th & 26th and August 6th & 7th. Don't delay, sign-up today!
|09.19.2006||Progesterone and Engaging in Altruistic Behavior
A study of female college students has shown that participation in a closeness task is related to increases in salivary progesterone levels (but not cortisol levels),…