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Saliva Collection Aid: How to Collect the Best Saliva Samples

(September 11, 2018) SalivaBio’s Saliva Collection Aid has become a worldwide industry standard in salivary bioscience for passive drool saliva collection. The emergence of the Saliva Collection Aid in 2012 marked a milestone in the history of saliva collection devices. “Passive drool saliva collection has always been the better choice, so coming up with a [...]
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Employment Opportunity in the Department of Psychology – Biopsychosocial Science of Health at UCLA

UCLA Department of Psychology – Biopsychosocial Science of Health search The UCLA Department of Psychology seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured early Associate Professor in the Biopsychosocial Science of Health. We are interested in applicants who are pursuing innovative and collaborative biopsychosocial research on the dynamic interactions among psychological, social, behavioral, and […]

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Salivary Secretory Immunoglobulin A (SIgA) Associations with Social Network Structures

Associations between Secretory Immunoglobulin A and Social Network Structure. Author: Kornienko O, et al. (2018). PURPOSE: This study investigates the social determinants of health by examining how mucosal immunity is associated with the patterning of social connections in a network. Studies have suggested that social networks have biological underpinnings, but investigations at the scale of […]

Salivary Uric Acid

Study Finds Salivary Uric Acid May Be an Important Biomarker for Indexing Health & Disease Risk

(August 22, 2018) A recent study using Salimetrics Salivary Uric Acid Assay found strong support for the validity, stability, and utility of measuring uric acid in saliva. A new study, “The validity, stability, and utility of measuring uric acid in saliva,” published in Biomarkers in Medicine, used the Salimetrics Salivary Uric Acid Assay Kit as [...]
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HPA Axis Attunement May Serve a Bonding Function within Women’s Close Friendships

The Role of Co-Rumination and Adrenocortical Attunement in Young Women’s Close Friendships. Author: Rankin A, et al. (2018), Psychoneuroendocrinology. ABSTRACT: Attunement, or synchrony, of behavior and physiology has been well documented in family, mother-child, and romantic relationships.  This study aimed to determine whether attunement of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis occurs in women’s close friendships, and […]

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Relationship Between Salivary Cytokines and Household Fear of Deportation in Mexican-Origin Families

Household fear of deportation in relation to chronic stressors and salivary proinflammatory cytokines in Mexican-origin families post-SB 1070 Author: Martínez AD, et al. (2018), SSM – Population Health. ABSTRACT: Sociologists recognize that immigration enforcement policies are forms of institutionalized racism that can produce adverse health effects in both undocumented and documented Latinos and Mexican-origin persons in […]

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The Utility of Salivary Cotinine as a Biomarker for Adolescent Smoke Exposure

Examining the Validity of Self-reported Primary and Secondary Exposure to Cigarette Smoke in Adolescent Girls: The Utility of Salivary Cotinine as a Biomarker. Author: Beal SJ, et al. (2018), Subst Use Misuse. BACKGROUND: Studies of cigarette use and exposure often rely on either self-report or cotinine assay. In adolescence it is not clear how well assays […]

Salivary Oxytocin

Learn About Love: Salimetrics Launches Salivary Oxytocin Testing Service

(July 17, 2018) Salimetrics launches validated and optimized salivary oxytocin assay for researchers sending samples for testing to the Salimetrics SalivaLab. Today, Salimetrics’ strong bond with the salivary bioscience community grows even stronger with the launch of a high sensitivity salivary oxytocin assay, now available through the Salimetrics SalivaLab testing service. This new assay is [...]
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Salivary Uric Acid May be an Important Biomarker Indexing Health and Disease Risk

The validity, stability, and utility of measuring uric acid in saliva. Author: Riis JL, et al. (2018), Biomarkers in Medicine SUMMARY: Uric acid (UA) is associated with cardiovascular and metabolic disorders, as well as a wide range of other health conditions and behaviors. A noninvasive measure of UA would be particularly useful in biobehavioral health […]

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Salivary Stress Biomarkers May be a Useful Tool for Determining the Risk of Stress Maladaptation

Measuring Resilience to Operational Stress in Canadian Armed Forces Personnel. Author: Hellewll SC & Cernak I. (2018), J Trauma Stress. ABSTRACT Adaptability to stress is governed by innate resilience, comprised of complex neuroendocrine and immune mechanisms alongside inherited or learned behavioral traits. Based on their capacity to adapt, some people thrive in stressful situations, whereas […]