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Douglas A. Granger, Ph.D., to Join DAACRO’s Scientific Advisory Board

(May 17, 2017) With the addition of psychoneuroendocrinology researcher, Douglas A. Granger, Ph.D., DAACRO’s advisory board continues to cultivate a network of multi-disciplinary scientific experts, enabling access to key scientific knowledge that is required, but not often achieved through traditional Contract Research Organizations (CROs). DAACRO combines CRO standards with psychonneuroendocrine stress expertise, and further enhances [...]
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Salivary Cortisol variability is influenced by social characteristics of owner and dog

Psychobiological Factors Affecting Cortisol Variability in Human-Dog Dyads Author: Schöberl I, et al. (2017), PLOS One Stress responses within dyads are modulated by interactions such as mutual emotional support and conflict. We investigated dyadic psychobiological factors influencing intra-individual cortisol variability in response to different challenging situations by testing 132 owners and their dogs in a […]

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Douglas A. Granger, PhD appointed Chancellor’s Professor

Douglas A. Granger, PhD, director of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research and a professor of psychology and social behavior, public health, and pediatrics has been appointed a Chancellor’s Professor. The appointment took effect April 1 and is reserved for exceptional scholars who have demonstrated unusual academic merit and exhibit high promise for continued […]

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I love you from the bottom of my hypothalamus: Pair bonds & the stress response system

I love you from the bottom of my hypothalamus: The role of stress physiology in romantic pair bond formation and maintenance Author: Mercado E, et al. (2017), Social and Personality Psychology Compass Monogamous pair bonds helped solve ancestral problems pertinent to our survival as a species. In order for these pair bonds to succeed, biological […]

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Measuring salivary transferrin to determine blood contamination levels

A statistical method to calculate blood contamination in the measurement of salivary hormones in healthy women. Author: Behr GA, et al. (2016), Clinical Biochemistry OBJECTIVES: Previous studies have reported that salivary concentrations of certain hormones correlate with their respective serum levels. However, most of these studies did not control for potential blood contamination in saliva. […]

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Salivary cotinine shows personalized outreach improves participation in smoking cessation services

Effectiveness of personalised risk information and taster sessions to increase the uptake of smoking cessation services (Start2quit): a randomised controlled trial. Author: Gilbert H, et al (2017), The Lancet BACKGROUND: National Health Service Stop Smoking Services (SSSs) offer help to smokers motivated to quit; however, attendance rates are low and recent figures show a downward […]

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Salivary DNA analysis shows exercise reduces genetic risk for depression and suicidal ideation

A genetic risk factor for major depression and suicidal ideation is mitigated by physical activity Author: Taylor MK, et al. (2017), Psychiatry Research We evaluated associations of five candidate polymorphisms (Bcl1 [rs41423247], -2C/G [rs2070951], COMT [rs737865], Val66Met [rs6265], and 5HTTLPR [biallelic and triallelic [5HTTLPR/rs25531]) with probable MDD and suicidal ideation (SI), the effects of physical […]

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Evidence supports studying cortisol and DHEA in concert

Cortisol and DHEA in development and psychopathology Author: Karmin HS, et al (2017), Hormones and Behavior Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and cortisol are the most abundant hormones of the human fetal and adult adrenals released as end products of a tightly coordinated endocrine response to stress. Together, they mediate short- and long-term stress responses and enable physiological […]

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Insulin from Saliva: Salimetrics Launches New Testing Protocol to Supplement Modern Obesity Research

(February 23, 2016) With salivary insulin testing from Salimetrics' SalivaLab, investigators studying diseases associated with adult and childhood obesity such as type II diabetes mellitus, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, and the biological pathways of insulin now have an easy way to get important biological data from more participants. Today, researchers can fast-track sample collection and [...]
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Meet daacro, a unique European Salivary Bioscience Consultancy & CRO

Meetings are always a good option to meet and exchange. During the next months, you will find daacro at the following meetings and we would enjoy meeting you at one of these occasions. Let us know if you wish to organize your individual meeting with daacro at: March 02 – 03, 2017 2nd OTC Toolbox […]

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Salivary uric acid associated with BMI, gender, and developmental differences

Association between body mass index and salivary uric acid among Mexican-origin infants, youth and adults: Gender and developmental differences. Author: Martínez AD, et al (2016), Dev Psychobiol. Uric acid (UA) is the end product of the metabolic breakdown of purine nucleotides. Recent studies have measured UA in saliva in relation to obesity and chronic disease […]

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Couples low in dyadic coping display increased immune reactivity in response to stress

Dyadic Coping and Salivary Interleukin-6 Responses to Interpersonal Stress Author: Reed RG, et al (2016), Journal of Family Psychology. Dysregulated immune responses to stress are a potential pathway linking close relationship processes to health, and couples’ abilities to cope with stress together (dyadic coping) likely impact such immune responses. Most stress research has focused on […]

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Salivary Diagnostics from Salimetrics Support daacro, a German CRO, in neuropattern™ Customization

(January 26, 2017) daacro received further EU-funding to participate in the Eurostars-project named “ActiveNutraLife – A new complementary medicine approach for the management of chemotherapy side effects,” from November 2016 until October 2019. This project aims at designing and testing in clinical studies a new complementary medicine approach to speed up the recovery of haematological [...]
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Call for Papers: Psychosomatic Medicine Special Issue

The Neuroscience of Pain: Biobehavioral, Developmental, and Psychosocial Mechanisms and Targets for Intervention Guest Editors: Lauren Atlas, PhD, and Mustafa al’Absi, PhD The central nervous system plays a critical role in the association between psychological factors and pain. The neural circuits that are involved in these bi-directional relationships include several systems that influence peripheral processes […]

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Individual responses to psychosocial stress are influenced by a neural mechanism

Prefrontal Cortex Activity Is Associated with Biobehavioral Components of the Stress Response Author: Wheelock MD, et al (2016), Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Contemporary theory suggests that prefrontal cortex (PFC) function is associated with individual variability in the psychobiology of the stress response. Advancing our understanding of this complex biobehavioral pathway has potential to provide insight […]

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