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Salivary Bioscience News

Salivary Bioscience News

HPA Axis Attunement May Serve a Bonding Function within Women’s Close Friendships

August 15, 2018

The Role of Co-Rumination and Adrenocortical Attunement in Young Women’s Close Friendships. Author: Rankin A, et al. (2018), Psychoneuroendocrinology. ABSTRACT: Attunement, or synchrony, of behavior and physiology has been well documented in family, mother-child, and romantic relationships.  This study aimed to determine whether attunement of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis occurs in women’s close friendships, and […]

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Relationship Between Salivary Cytokines and Household Fear of Deportation in Mexican-Origin Families

August 6, 2018

Household fear of deportation in relation to chronic stressors and salivary proinflammatory cytokines in Mexican-origin families post-SB 1070 Author: Martínez AD, et al. (2018), SSM – Population Health. ABSTRACT: Sociologists recognize that immigration enforcement policies are forms of institutionalized racism that can produce adverse health effects in both undocumented and documented Latinos and Mexican-origin persons in […]

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The Utility of Salivary Cotinine as a Biomarker for Adolescent Smoke Exposure

August 1, 2018

Examining the Validity of Self-reported Primary and Secondary Exposure to Cigarette Smoke in Adolescent Girls: The Utility of Salivary Cotinine as a Biomarker. Author: Beal SJ, et al. (2018), Subst Use Misuse. BACKGROUND: Studies of cigarette use and exposure often rely on either self-report or cotinine assay. In adolescence it is not clear how well assays […]

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Learn About Love: Salimetrics Launches Salivary Oxytocin Testing Service

July 17, 2018
(July 17, 2018) Salimetrics launches validated and optimized salivary oxytocin assay for researchers sending samples for testing to the Salimetrics SalivaLab. Today, Salimetrics’ strong bond with the salivary bioscience community grows even stronger with the launch of a high sensitivity salivary oxytocin assay, now available through the Salimetrics SalivaLab testing service. This new assay is [...]
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Salivary Uric Acid May be an Important Biomarker Indexing Health and Disease Risk

June 28, 2018

The validity, stability, and utility of measuring uric acid in saliva. Author: Riis JL, et al. (2018), Biomarkers in Medicine SUMMARY: Uric acid (UA) is associated with cardiovascular and metabolic disorders, as well as a wide range of other health conditions and behaviors. A noninvasive measure of UA would be particularly useful in biobehavioral health […]

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Salivary Stress Biomarkers May be a Useful Tool for Determining the Risk of Stress Maladaptation

June 26, 2018

Measuring Resilience to Operational Stress in Canadian Armed Forces Personnel. Author: Hellewll SC & Cernak I. (2018), J Trauma Stress. ABSTRACT Adaptability to stress is governed by innate resilience, comprised of complex neuroendocrine and immune mechanisms alongside inherited or learned behavioral traits. Based on their capacity to adapt, some people thrive in stressful situations, whereas […]

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Effect of Service Dogs on the Salivary Cortisol Awakening Response in Veterans with PTSD

June 14, 2018

The Effect of a Service Dog on Salivary Cortisol Awakening Response in a Military Population with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Author: Rodriguez KE, et al. (2018), Psychoneuroendocrinology ABSTRACT Recent studies suggest a therapeutic effect of psychiatric service dogs for military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but are limited by self-report biases. The current study […]

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PhD scholarship opportunity at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

June 12, 2018

A unique opportunity for PhD study at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, has become available. The UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme aims to attract the best and brightest people into strategic research areas and provide them with an enhanced culture of research excellence, mentoring, career development, leadership and community, with: *   $40,000 stipend […]

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Salivary Cortisol Associated with Stress and Sleep Patterns in Military Men

June 6, 2018

Morning Cortisol Is Associated With Stress and Sleep in Elite Military Men: A Brief Report. Author: Hernández LM, et al. (2018), Mil Med INTRODUCTION: Accumulating evidence suggests that trends in salivary cortisol after awakening may be reliable biological predictors of morbidity and mortality. In a sample of elite military men, our lab recently established summary parameters of morning cortisol as well as […]

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Salivary Cytokine Levels in Response to Psycho-Social Stress


The plasmatic and salivary levels of IL-1β, IL-18 and IL-6 are associated to emotional difference during stress in young male Author: La Fratta I, et al (2018), Sci Rep BACKGROUND: Saliva collection is considered a non-invasive method to detect inflammatory markers in response to emotional states within natural social contexts. Numerous studies have prompted an important […]

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