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Salivary Bioscience News

Postdoctoral Scholar Employment Opportunity at UCI’s IISBR

December 12, 2018

The Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research (IISBR) at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a non-tenure track appointment as a Postdoctoral Scholar. The initial position will be for a two-year period. The position is grant funding and may be renewed annually. The Scholar will work with an interdisciplinary team to analyze and […]

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Salivary Hormonal Responses Related to Menstrual Cycle

November 6, 2018

Menstrual cycle phase predicts women’s hormonal responses to sexual stimuli. Author: Shirazi TN, et al. (2018), Horm Behav. ABSTRACT: A robust body of research has demonstrated shifts in women’s sexual desire and arousal across the menstrual cycle, with heightened desire and arousal coincident with heightened probability of conception (POC), and it is likely that ovarian hormones modulate […]

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Salivary Cortisol and Alpha-Amylase Connection in Mother-Infant Interactions

October 19, 2018

Ecologically salient stressors and supports and the coordination of cortisol and salivary alpha-amylase in mothers and infants. Author: Hibel LC, et al. (2018), Physiology and Behavior. ABSTRACT: This study examines the integration of the two main branches of the stress response system: the autonomic nervous system (via salivary alpha-amylase, sAA) and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (via cortisol). Mothers (n = 117) were […]

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Salivary Stress Biomarkers as Tools for Determining Stress Adaptability and Resilience

October 8, 2018

Measuring Resilience to Operational Stress in Canadian Armed Forces Personnel. Authors: Hellewell 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 others […]

Salimetrics Celebrates 20 Years of Partnership with Salivary Bioscience

September 25, 2018
(September 25, 2018) Salimetrics, the world’s leading partner in Salivary Bioscience research, celebrates how one drop of saliva enabled an international transdisciplinary scientific community. This month, Salimetrics celebrates its 20th anniversary. “These past twenty years have witnessed exponential growth in knowledge facilitated by salivary bioscience research, and Salimetrics has been part of that journey every [...]
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Employment Opportunity: IISBR Postdoctoral Scholar

September 21, 2018

Recruitment Period Open September 20th, 2018 through October 20th, 2018 If you apply to this recruitment by October 20th, 2018, you will have until October 22nd, 2018 to complete your application. Description The Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research (IISBR) at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a non-tenure track appointment as a […]

Saliva Collection Aid: How to Collect the Best Saliva Samples

September 11, 2018
(September 11, 2018) SalivaBio’s Saliva Collection Aid has become a worldwide industry standard in salivary bioscience for passive drool saliva collection. The emergence of the Saliva Collection Aid in 2012 marked a milestone in the history of saliva collection devices. “Passive drool saliva collection has always been the better choice, so coming up with a [...]
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Employment Opportunity in the Department of Psychology – Biopsychosocial Science of Health at UCLA

September 7, 2018

UCLA Department of Psychology – Biopsychosocial Science of Health search The UCLA Department of Psychology seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured early Associate Professor in the Biopsychosocial Science of Health. We are interested in applicants who are pursuing innovative and collaborative biopsychosocial research on the dynamic interactions among psychological, social, behavioral, and […]

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Salivary Secretory Immunoglobulin A (SIgA) Associations with Social Network Structures

August 28, 2018

Associations between Secretory Immunoglobulin A and Social Network Structure. Author: Kornienko O, et al. (2018). PURPOSE: This study investigates the social determinants of health by examining how mucosal immunity is associated with the patterning of social connections in a network. Studies have suggested that social networks have biological underpinnings, but investigations at the scale of […]

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Study Finds Salivary Uric Acid May Be an Important Biomarker for Indexing Health & Disease Risk

August 22, 2018
(August 22, 2018) A recent study using Salimetrics Salivary Uric Acid Assay found strong support for the validity, stability, and utility of measuring uric acid in saliva. A new study, “The validity, stability, and utility of measuring uric acid in saliva,” published in Biomarkers in Medicine, used the Salimetrics Salivary Uric Acid Assay Kit as [...]