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Salivary Uric Acid as an Indicator of Body Fat Accumulation and Monitoring Nutritional Status in Adolescents

Salivary uric acid is a predictive marker of body fat percentage in adolescents Author: Araujo DS, et al. (2020) Nutrition Research ABSTRACT:As saliva showed to be a noninvasive source of markers useful to monitor clinical status, the hypothesis tested was that saliva may provide reliable markers able to predict the body fat accumulation in young […]

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New Assay Kits from Salimetrics Confirm Integrity of Oral Fluid/Saliva Samples for Use in Serological Studies of Specific Infectious Diseases (COVID-19)

(May 13, 2020) Salimetrics Salivary Total Human IgG and Total Human IgM ELISA Kits enable researchers to confirm the integrity of oral fluid and saliva samples when used to determine infectious disease exposure. Now in the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, verification of the integrity of public surveillance and testing is critical. Saliva and [...]
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Saliva as a Biospecimen in the Era of COVID-19

Background: In recent decades, the integration of salivary bioscience and psychological science has had a profound impact on our understanding of the interactions between the psychological, social, and physiological factors of health (e.g., Hoyt & Zimmerman, 2020). In addition to its relevance to a wide range of research topics within psychological science—from the psychobiology of […]

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Salimetrics’ New Salivary Infectious Disease Research Tools: Total Immunoglobulin M (IgM) ELISA Kit

(May 05, 2020) The Salimetrics Salivary Total IgM ELISA Kit expands accessibility of screening for acute and recent exposure to specific disease targets by qualifying easy-to-collect oral fluid/saliva samples for use in serological studies of infectious diseases. As the world adapts to the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, infectious disease epidemiologists and public health officials [...]
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Salivary Oxytocin and Testosterone Show Opposite Changes During Experimental Empathy Induction

Experimental empathy induction promotes oxytocin increases and testosterone decreases. Author: Nadia H. Agha, et al. (2019) J Appl Physiol. Oxytocin and testosterone coordinate adaptive social behaviors with stimuli in the environment. Administration of oxytocin and testosterone is associated with increased and reduced indicators of empathy, respectively, but how levels of these hormones are jointly affected […]

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Spaceflight Immune Dysregulation Alters Stress-Related Biomarkers and Antimicrobial Proteins in Saliva

Salivary antimicrobial protein and stress biomarkers are elevated during a 6-month mission to the International Space Station. Author: Nadia H. Agha, et al. (2019) J Appl Physiol. ABSTRACT: As the international space community plans for manned missions to Mars, spaceflight associated immune dysregulation has been identified as a potential risk to the health and safety […]

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Learn from the experts: “Salivary Bioscience Foundations of Interdisciplinary Saliva Research and Applications”

(April 14, 2020) This new reference guide, featuring valuable contributions from leading experts and Salimetrics researchers, is the first comprehensive overview of salivary bioscience and its use in basic, applied, and clinical research with a core focus on salivary gland anatomy, research and diagnostic methods, collection, analysis, and interpretation of salivary data. Foundations also covers [...]
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Husbandry Conditions May Impact Equine Welfare

Effects of breed, management and personality on cortisol reactivity in sport horses. Author: Sauer FJ, et al. ( 2019), PLoS one. ABSTRACT: Sport horses need to fulfill high physical and psychological requirements during training and competition. These as well as certain conditions of modern husbandry may affect their wellbeing. Here we aimed to (1) evaluate […]

Salimetrics’ Growing List of Cytokines Which Can Be Reliably Tested in Saliva Now Includes IL-17A, IL-5, and IL-7 for Fast, Easy Salivary Biomarker Analysis

(April 1, 2020) Salimetrics brings better methods to cytokine research with the addition of 3 new analytes, IL-5, IL-7, and IL-17A, which can now be reliably measured in saliva. These new cytokine tests are available as part of the Salimetrics SalivaLab’s Extended Cytokine Panel. Now, up to 12 prominent cytokines that regulate chronic and acute [...]
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Douglas Granger selected as Faculty Innovation Fellow

UCI Beall Applied Innovation names IISBR director as inaugural fellow Douglas A. Granger, director of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research and Chancellor’s Professor of Psychological Science, has been selected as one of UCI’s inaugural Faculty Innovation Fellows by the university’s Beall Applied Innovation. The two-year appointment comes with a $5,000 stipend, and Granger […]

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How to Collect the Best Saliva Samples for Saliva Testing

(March 6, 2020) SalivaBio’s Saliva Collection Aid, exclusively from Salimetrics, is the gold standard for saliva collection. The Saliva Collection Aid simplifies the collection of saliva bio-specimens, reduces participant burden, increases compliance and delivers an ideal sample for testing. The Saliva Collection Aid (SCA), exclusively available through Salimetrics, is a medical device used to facilitate [...]
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Salivary Oxytocin Featured on Netflix’s Docuseries “Babies”

Salivary Oxytocin was recently featured in Netflix’s newly released docuseries “Babies” – currently trending. One segment in the series highlights the effect babies have on motherhood and fatherhood through salivary oxytocin levels.  World renowned expert Ruth Feldman, Ph.D., Simms-Mann Professor of Developmental Social Neuroscience at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzlia with joint appointment at Yale […]

Salimetrics Launches New Salivary Human Total Immunoglobulin G (IgG) ELISA Kit to Support Multidisciplinary Investigators in Serological Studies

(January 28, 2020) A multi-functional Salivary Total Human IgG ELISA Kit critical to research for sample qualification where oral fluid is used in serological and infectious disease research is now available to investigators. This flexible salivary assay kit provides a much-needed measure of total IgG a means to quantify and index a salivary sample used [...]
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Child Maltreatment Impacts Diurnal Cortisol

Child Maltreatment and Mother-Child Transmission of Stress Physiology Author: Hibel LC, et al. (2019), Child Maltreatment. ABSTRACT: Background Advancing understanding of the developmental origins of neuroendocrine-immune (NEI) functioning is key to elucidating the biological mechanisms involved in health and disease risk across the lifespan. This study examined whether prenatal maternal hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) activity moderates child […]

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Prenatal Maternal HPA Activity May Moderate NEI Functioning in Young Children

Long-Term Associations Between Prenatal Maternal Cortisol and Child Neuroendocrine-Immune Regulation Author: Riis J, et al. (2019), International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. ABSTRACT: Background Advancing understanding of the developmental origins of neuroendocrine-immune (NEI) functioning is key to elucidating the biological mechanisms involved in health and disease risk across the lifespan. This study examined whether prenatal maternal […]

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