Salivary Bioscience Bulletin

The ONLY Saliva-Based, Scientific Newsletter: Salivary Bioscience Bulletin

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Newsletter Archives

October 2016 - In This Drop: Measuring Cortisol - Current State of Research and the HPA Axis

Featured Analytes: Cortisol
Featured Articles:

  • Measuring Cortisol & the HPA Axis

Sample Research Topics:
  • Cortisol Awakening Response (CAR)
  • Measuring Cortisol Using Saliva
  • Regulation of Cortisol Levels in the Body
  • HPA Axis Dysfunction


August 2016 - In This Drop: Salivary Bioscience: A building block for the RDoC matrix

Featured Analytes: Cortisol | DNA Analysis
Featured Articles:

  • Salivary Bioscience & Mental Health

Sample Research Topics:
  • Research Domain Criteria
  • Salivary Analytes
  • Genetic Markers


June 2016 - In This Drop: Better Together - Salivary Testosterone & Cortisol

Featured Analytes: Cortisol | Testosterone
Featured Articles:

  • Salivary Testosterone/Cortisol Ratio

Sample Research Topics:
  • Sports & Performance
  • Over-training & Recovery
  • Social Aggression
  • Biobehavioral Influences


April 2016 - In This Drop: A Milestone in Salivary Cortisol Research

Featured Analytes: Cortisol
Featured Articles:

  • Salivary Cortisol Research


March 2016 - In This Drop: Salivary DNA + OXTR = Great Research

Featured Analytes: DNA: Oxytocin Receptor - OXTR
Featured Articles:

  • Oxytocin In Saliva

Sample Research Topics:
  • Salivary DNA Genotyping
  • Oxytocin Receptor Gene (OXTR)
  • Oxytocin receptor gene & increased risk for anxiety, stress, and depression
  • Oxytocin & trust


February 2016 - In This Drop: Best Practices for Saliva Swab Collection

Featured Analytes:
Featured Articles:

  • Beyond the Salivette

Sample Research Topics:
  • Saliva Swab Collection


December 2015 - In This Drop: 1+1=3 (Biomarkers + DNA = Great Research)

Featured Analytes: DNA Analysis | DNA: Oxytocin Receptor - OXTR
BDNF, COMT, OPRM1
Featured Articles:

  • Salivary DNA Genotyping

Sample Research Topics:
  • Genes in Saliva
  • SNP Genotyping
  • OXTR
  • COMT
  • BDNF
  • OPRM1


November 2015 - In This Drop: Mapping the Health Implications of Elevated Salivary Uric Acid

Featured Analytes: Uric Acid
Featured Articles:

  • Mapping the Health Implications of Elevated Salivary Uric Acid

Sample Research Topics:
  • Uric Acid and Oxidative Stress
  • Uric Acid Diagnostics
  • Uric Acid and Neurological/Psychological Health


June 2015 - In This Drop: Is your DLMO keeping you up at night?

Featured Analytes: Melatonin
Featured Articles:

  • Know your DLMO: Sleep disorder diagnosis and beyond

Sample Research Topics:
  • Dim Light Melatonin Onset (DLMO)
  • Circadian Rhythm
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Phase Shift


May 2015 - In This Drop: The Curious Case of Salivary Alpha-Amylase

Featured Analytes: Alpha-Amylase
Featured Articles:

  • Impact and Scientific Critical Mass of Salivary Alpha-Amylase

Sample Research Topics:
  • Salivary Alpha-Amylase


March 2012 - Stress, Sex Hormones & Emotional Memory

Featured Analytes:
Featured Articles:

  • Sex Influences on the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory Sample

Sample Research Topics:
  • Menstrual Cycle Modulation and Negative Emotion
  • Progesterone and Emotional Memory
  • Menstrual Cycle Position and Sex Hormone Levels Following Emotional Stimuli
  • And More!


January 2012 - Markers of ANS Activity

Featured Analytes: Alpha-Amylase | Chromogranin A
VIP, NPY
Sample Research Topics:

  • Chromogranin A During High Intensity Exercise
  • Acute Stress on Cognitive Performance
  • Neuropeptides in Saliva of Healthy Subjects
  • And More!


November 2011 - Inflammation, Psychosocial Stress, and Salivary Cytokines

Featured Analytes: Interleukin-6 | Secretory Immunoglobulin A | TNF-α
Sample Research Topics:

  • Mucosal Immunity and Children’s Mental Health
  • Proinflammatory Cytokines and Regional Brain Activation
  • Disgust and Oral Immune Function
  • And More!


July 2011 - Smoking and Child Health

Featured Analytes: Cotinine
Featured Articles:

  • Factors Associated with Second-Hand Smoke Exposure in Young Inner-City Children with Asthma

Sample Research Topics:
  • Smoke Exposure and Mental Health in Children
  • Smoking Cessation in Pregnancy
  • Environmental Tobacco Smoke Exposure and Pregnancy
  • And More!


April 2011 - Salivary Markers of Inflammation

Featured Analytes: C-Reactive Protein | Interleukin-6
Featured Articles:

  • Validation of High-Sensitivity CRP Assay in Human Saliva

Sample Research Topics:
  • CRP in GCF May Indicate Systemic Inflammation
  • Human Gingiva is Another Source of CRP Formation
  • Saliva-Based Nano-Biochip Tests for AMI
  • And More!


February 2011 - Stress, The HPA Axis, And Aging

Featured Analytes: Cortisol | DHEA | DHEA-S
Featured Articles:

  • Depression Gets Old Fast: Do Stress and Depression Accelerate Cell Aging?

Sample Research Topics:
  • Socio-Economic Differentials: Cumulative Allostatic Load
  • Cortisol Secretion Patterns in an Older Population
  • Cardiovascular Disease and Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate Decline
  • And More!


November 2010 - Improving Saliva Study Results

Featured Analytes: Alpha-Amylase
Featured Articles:

  • Assay Variance and Control

Sample Research Topics:
  • Saliva Flow and Alpha-Amylase
  • Collecting Saliva from Infants and Small Children
  • Inter- and Intra-Assay Coefficients of Variability
  • And More!


June 2010 - The Cortisol Awakening Response and Circadian Cortisol Regulation

Featured Analytes: Cortisol | Melatonin
Featured Articles:

  • The Cortisol Awakening Response: More than a Measure of HPA Axis Function

Sample Research Topics:
  • CAR’s Flexibility and Associations with Psychological Factors
  • Stress: The Brain-Body Connection
  • The Cortisol Awakening Response (CAR): Facts and Future Directions
  • And More!


April 2010 - Reproductive and Sexual Health

Featured Analytes: DHEA | Estradiol | Estriol | Estrone | Progesterone | Testosterone
IL-1RN Polymorphism
Featured Articles:

  • Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist Gene (IL-1RN) Polymorphism is a Predictive Factor of Clinical Pregnancy after IVF

Sample Research Topics:
  • Sexual Health and Aging
  • Pre-Term Birth
  • Assisted Reproduction
  • And More!


January 2010 - Sports Science and Medicine

Featured Analytes: Alpha-Amylase | Chromogranin A | Cortisol | DHEA | DHEA-S | Estradiol | Secretory Immunoglobulin A | Testosterone
Featured Articles:

  • Acute and Chronic Effects of Exercise on Markers of Mucosal Immunity

Sample Research Topics:
  • Exercise and immune function
  • Neuromuscular performance and salivary hormone relationships
  • Dysregulated responses to physical activity
  • Markers of overtraining
  • And more!


November 2009 - Periodontal Issue

Featured Analytes: C-Reactive Protein | Cortisol | Interleukin-1 Beta | Interleukin-6 | TNF-α
Polymorphisms
Featured Articles:

  • N/A

Sample Research Topics:
  • Saliva as a diagnostic tool for periodontal disease
  • Salivary biomarkers identify periodontal disease
  • Periodontal disease may be linked to oral, stomach, and pancreatic cancers
  • Genetic polymorphisms and the development of periodontal disease


August 2009 - DNA Issue

Featured Analytes: Cortisol
Glucocorticoid Receptor Gene
Featured Articles:

  • N/A

Sample Research Topics:
  • GR gene related to altered cortisol response.
  • Cortisol and heart rate enhanced in MR gene variant carriers
  • Genetic factors and cortisol production
  • Heritability of perceived stress


May 2009 - Alpha-Amylase and Stress

Featured Analytes: Alpha-Amylase | Cortisol
Featured Articles:

  • N/A

Sample Research Topics:
  • Salivary alpha-amylase as a non-invasive biomarker for the sympathetic nervous system
  • The developmental differences in infant salivary alpha-amylase
  • Cortisol responses to stress in relation to gender
  • Stress-induced cortisol levels and sympathetic nervous activity


March 2009 - Cortisol and Current Research

Featured Analytes: Cortisol
Featured Articles:

  • N/A

Sample Research Topics:
  • Cortisol levels and other measures of HPAA-related endocrine activity
  • Exposure to violence and basal cortisol levels
  • Hair analysis providing a record of cortisol levels


November 2008 - First Issue

Featured Analytes: C-Reactive Protein | Cortisol | DHEA
Featured Articles:

  • N/A

Sample Research Topics:
  • DHEA-S may be a more sensitive indicator of depression and symptom severity than cortisol
  • Salivary CRP concentrations in healthy and diseased animals
  • Intervention’s potential to reverse disruptions in HPA axis functioning