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Salivary Bioscience News

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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 […]

Insulin in Saliva

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 [...]

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 […]


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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Post-competition salivary testosterone levels higher in winners

Effects of competition outcome on testosterone concentrations in humans: An updated meta-analysis Author: Geniole SN, et al (2016), Hormones and Behavior. A contribution to a special issue on Hormones and Human Competition. Since Archer’s (2006) influential meta-analysis, there has been a major increase in the number of studies investigating the effect of competition outcome on […]

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The stress response to perceived discrimination as indicated by salivary measures

Perceived Discrimination, Racial Identity, and Multisystem Stress Response to Social Evaluative Threat among African American Men and Women Author: Lucas T, et al (2016), Psychosomatic Medicine. OBJECTIVES: Understanding individual differences in the psychobiology of the stress response is critical to grasping how psychosocial factors contribute to racial and ethnic health disparities. However, the ways in […]

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Chronic caregiver-related stress linked to diurnal salivary alpha-amylase rhythms

Diurnal Salivary Alpha-Amylase Dynamics Among Dementia Family Caregivers Author: Liu Y, et al (2016), Health Psychology. Objective: The study examined diurnal regulation of salivary alpha-amylase (sAA) in association with daily stressors, adult day services (ADS) use, and other caregiving characteristics. Method: A sample of 165 family caregivers of individuals with dementia (IWD) completed an 8-day […]

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Determining the appropriate statistical approach for effective analysis of hormone ratios

How to use and interpret hormone ratios Author: Sollberger S, et al (2016), Psychoneuroendocrinology. Hormone ratios have become increasingly popular throughout the neuroendocrine literature since they offer a straightforward way to simultaneously analyze the effects of two interdependent hormones. However, the analysis of ratios is associated with statistical and interpretational concerns which have not been […]

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New Salimetrics Salivary Cytokine Panel Advances Research with One, Small Saliva Sample.

New Salimetrics Salivary Cytokine Panel Advances Research with One, Small Saliva Sample. ((November 10, 2016) Salimetrics, the salivary bioscience company, today announced their latest offering in cutting edge salivary research with Salimetrics’ Salivary Cytokine Panel. The new cytokine panel measures IL-1 beta, IL-6, IL-8 & TNF-Alpha concentrations simultaneously using a single, 100 µl saliva sample [...]
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Salivary uric acid modulates stress-related hippocampal activity

The hippocampal response to psychosocial stress varies with salivary uric acid level Author: Goodman AM, et al (2016), Neuroscience. Uric acid is a naturally occurring, endogenous compound that impacts mental health. In particular, uric acid levels are associated with emotion-related psychopathology (e.g., anxiety and depression). Therefore, understanding uric acid’s impact on the brain would provide […]

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Study demonstrates combined effects of salivary cortisol & DHEA-S in predicting depressive symptoms

Concurrent and prospective associations between HPA axis activity and depression symptoms in newlywed women Author: Ge F, et al (2016), Psychoneuroendocrinology. We investigated the extent to which individual differences in activity of the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis (HPA) are associated with depressive symptoms among newlywed couples. Participants were 218 couples (M age 28.4 years; 94% […]

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