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In Memoriam: Dr. Mark Laudenslager

It is with a heavy heart that we learn of the loss of a great achiever in the field of Behavioral Immunology & Endocrinology. Dr. Mark Laudenslager from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus passed on Friday, December 4th, 2020 due to medical complications from an ongoing condition. This week we mourn the loss […]

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Utility of routine salivary COVID-19 testing to prevent outbreaks in frontline healthcare workers

Routine saliva testing for the identification of silent COVID-19 infections in healthcare workers Zhang, K et al., (2020) MedRxiv ABSTRACT: Objective: Current COVID-19 guidelines recommend symptom-based screening and regular nasopharyngeal (NP) testing for healthcare personnel in high-risk settings. We sought to estimate case detection percentages with various routine NP and saliva testing frequencies. Design: Simulation […]

Another Salivary Bioscience Breakthrough: Research Study Obtains 100% Sensitivity and Specificity for COVID-19 Serology with Support from Salimetrics

(November 24, 2020) Recently, infectious disease experts at Johns Hopkins and Emory University, in collaboration with Salivary Bioscience experts from Salimetrics and the University of California, Irvine, published a preliminary report in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology for a saliva/oral fluid-based study related to COVID-19 immunology. At a critical juncture during the era of COVID-19, [...]
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Behavior problems in youth may show a higher salivary cortisol – alpha amylase coordination

The within-person coordination of HPA and ANS activity in stress response:Relation with behavior problems FR Chen et al., (2020) Psychoneuroendocrinology ABSTRACT: This study tests the within-person coordination of HPA and ANS activity in response to stress and examines for the first time the association between such coordination and behavior problems in minority urban children. Participants, […]

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Salivary Inflammatory Cytokines rise during the acute stress response

The effect of acute stress on salivary markers of inflammation: A systematic review and meta-analysis Szabo Y Z, et al. ( 2020) Brain, Behavior, and Immunity ABSTRACT: Background: Salivary biomarkers of inflammation are increasingly used in stress research. This systematic review and meta-analysis provides a quantitative summary of changes in salivary inflammatory markers in response […]

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 Saliva-Based SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Assay for 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 […]

Neurosience Data

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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