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Salivary Bioscience News

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COVID-19 in Saliva

SARS-CoV-2 Saliva-Based Antibody Testing as a Non-Invasive and Scalable Alternative to Blood-Based Antibody Testing

COVID-19 Serology at population scale: SARS-CoV-2-specific antibody responses in saliva Pisanic et al., (2020) J Clin Microbiol. ABSTRACT: SARS-CoV-2 is the cause of an ongoing pandemic that has infected over 36 million and killed over 1 million people. Informed implementation of government public health policies depends on accurate data on SARS-CoV-2 immunity at population scale. […]

Salimetrics Supports COVID-19 Research Efforts with Oral Fluid/Saliva-Based Antibody Assay for SARS-CoV-2 Surveillance

(October 13, 2020) A sensitive, precise, rapidly scalable, COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2, N) Salivary IgG ELISA Kit from Salimetrics is now available for pre-order in an effort to support serological surveillance research. This oral fluid antibody assay utilizes easy-to-collect, non-invasive saliva samples to identify prior COVID-19 exposure, enabling seroprevalence research studies to occur at a population-based level. [...]

Accurate Covid-19 Serological Surveillance Using Easy-to-Collect Saliva Samples

(September 28, 2020) Salimetrics, the leaders in Salivary Bioscience, announce the launch of their high sensitivity, salivary SARS-CoV-2 IgG assay for serological surveillance. A new serological assay is poised to enhance COVID-19 surveillance efforts with a simple, easy-to-collect saliva sample. “Today, Salimetrics is pleased to announce that after rigorous evaluation and validation, the Salimetrics SalivaLab [...]
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High Levels of Salivary Testosterone May Play a Role In Negative Paternal Parenting

Testosterone Associations with Parents’ Child Abuse Risk and At-Risk Parenting: A Multimethod Longitudinal Examination Rodriguez CM, et al. (2020) Child Maltreatment ABSTRACT: The current investigation considered salivary testosterone as a potential biomarker of physical child abuse risk. Parents enrolled in a prospective, longitudinal, multimethod study beginning prenatally provided saliva when their toddlers were 18 months […]

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Zoo Exhibits may have a significant positive impact on stress reduction

Changes in human health parameters associated with an immersive exhibit experience at a zoological institution Coolman AA, et al. (2020) PloS one. ABSTRACT: Zoological institutions often use immersive, naturalistic exhibits to create an inclusive atmosphere that is inviting for visitors while providing for the welfare of animals in their collections. In this study, we investigated […]

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Saliva or Nasopharyngeal Swab for COVID-19 testing?

Saliva or Nasopharyngeal Swab Specimens for Detection of SARS-CoV-2 August 29, 2020. The New England Journal of Medicine. Rapid and accurate diagnostic tests are essential for controlling the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Saliva may serve as an easy, alternative sample type compared to the current standard of nasopharyngeal swab specimens to detect SARS-CoV-2. Saliva can be […]

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Biological and behavioral dysregulation in childhood correlates to the development of obesity

Biobehavioral Dysregulation and its Association with Obesity and Severe obesity Trajectories from 2 to 15 Years of Age: A Longitudinal Study C Francis L, et al. (2020) Pediatric Obesity ABSTRACT: Objective: This study aimed to identify obesity trajectories from childhood to adolescence (2‐15 years of age) and investigate differences in behavioral, eating, and adrenocortical regulation […]

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New University Statistical Consulting Resource for Salivary Bioscience Statistical Analysis Support and Training

Since we often receive questions about processing data, we wanted to share a good resource for researchers who want to explore high quality and reliable analysis or receive mentorship in understanding complex statistical models for their salivary bioscience research. With over six years of experience in statistical research, training, and consulting at Columbia University and […]

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Fighting COVID-19 with Saliva: SalivaBio and Salimetrics Build Infrastructure to Supply Millions of Saliva Collection Devices for Low-Cost COVID-19 Saliva Testing

(August 19, 2020) SalivaBio, together with Salimetrics and the salivary bioscience community, is working with partners to provide more than two million of its Saliva Collection Aids (SCAs) as early as September. The Saliva Collection Aid (SCA) is a low-cost saliva collection device that is easy and simple for participants to use to collect a [...]
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Salivary Uric Acid as a Potential Biomarker for Neurogenerative Disease

Uric Acid as a Potential Peripheral Biomarker for Disease Features in Huntington’s Patients Corey- Bloom, et al. (2020) frontiers in Neuroscience Oxidative stress has long been implicated in the pathophysiology and progression of Huntington’s disease (HD). Uric acid (UA) is a naturally occurring antioxidant that is present in the brain and periphery. Growing evidence has […]

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Co-Exposed Children Displayed a Lower Cortisol response than Non-exposed Children

Prenatal Tobacco & Cannabis Exposure: Associations With Cortisol Reactivity in Early School Age Children Eiden, et al. 2020 International Journal of Behavioral Medicine Background.  The study examined the association between prenatal tobacco or co-exposure to tobacco and cannabis and children’s cortisol reactivity at kindergarten age, and the role of child sex, maternal negative mood (depression/perceived […]

Navigating the Cytokine Storm with Salivary Bioscience

Studies in the asthma field have built the supposition that oral fluid reflects cytokine levels in the lungs, mainly due to fluid exchange from the lungs into the oral cavity during the act of breathing and coughing. Salimetrics has optimized and validated assays to accurately and precisely measure many cytokines and chemokines associated with oral […]

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New NIH Funding Opportunities for Studying the Psychological Impact of COVID-19

While a number of National Institutions have come together to issue grant funding opportunities for investigating the effects of COVID-19, we’ve highlighted two recent “notice of intent to publish funding opportunities” that may be of interest below: Community Interventions to Address the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Health Disparity and Vulnerable Populations (R01-Clinical Trial […]

Devoted to Salivary Bioscience: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine Publishes First Special Issue Focused on Saliva-Based Research

(June 15, 2020) Salivary Bioscience reaches a new milestone with the first special issue devoted specifically to Salivary Bioscience from the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine (IJBM). Salimetrics congratulates these contributing authors and supports their work in bringing scientific critical mass to behavioral sciences. For researchers in biobehavioral science, Salimetrics has been a reliable partner [...]
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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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