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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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New Assay Kits from Salimetrics Confirm Integrity of Oral Fluid/Saliva Samples for Use in Serological Studies of Specific Infectious Diseases (COVID-19)

(May 13, 2020) Salimetrics Salivary Total Human IgG and Total Human IgM ELISA Kits enable researchers to confirm the integrity of oral fluid and saliva samples when used to determine infectious disease exposure. Now in the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, verification of the integrity of public surveillance and testing is critical. Saliva and [...]
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Saliva as a Biospecimen in the Era of COVID-19

Background: In recent decades, the integration of salivary bioscience and psychological science has had a profound impact on our understanding of the interactions between the psychological, social, and physiological factors of health (e.g., Hoyt & Zimmerman, 2020). In addition to its relevance to a wide range of research topics within psychological science—from the psychobiology of […]

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Salimetrics’ New Salivary Infectious Disease Research Tools: Total Immunoglobulin M (IgM) ELISA Kit

(May 05, 2020) The Salimetrics Salivary Total IgM ELISA Kit expands accessibility of screening for acute and recent exposure to specific disease targets by qualifying easy-to-collect oral fluid/saliva samples for use in serological studies of infectious diseases. As the world adapts to the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, infectious disease epidemiologists and public health officials [...]
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Salivary Oxytocin and Testosterone Show Opposite Changes During Experimental Empathy Induction

Experimental empathy induction promotes oxytocin increases and testosterone decreases. Author: Nadia H. Agha, et al. (2019) J Appl Physiol. Oxytocin and testosterone coordinate adaptive social behaviors with stimuli in the environment. Administration of oxytocin and testosterone is associated with increased and reduced indicators of empathy, respectively, but how levels of these hormones are jointly affected […]

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Spaceflight Immune Dysregulation Alters Stress-Related Biomarkers and Antimicrobial Proteins in Saliva

Salivary antimicrobial protein and stress biomarkers are elevated during a 6-month mission to the International Space Station. Author: Nadia H. Agha, et al. (2019) J Appl Physiol. ABSTRACT: As the international space community plans for manned missions to Mars, spaceflight associated immune dysregulation has been identified as a potential risk to the health and safety […]

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Learn from the experts: “Salivary Bioscience Foundations of Interdisciplinary Saliva Research and Applications”

(April 14, 2020) This new reference guide, featuring valuable contributions from leading experts and Salimetrics researchers, is the first comprehensive overview of salivary bioscience and its use in basic, applied, and clinical research with a core focus on salivary gland anatomy, research and diagnostic methods, collection, analysis, and interpretation of salivary data. Foundations also covers [...]
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Husbandry Conditions May Impact Equine Welfare

Effects of breed, management and personality on cortisol reactivity in sport horses. Author: Sauer FJ, et al. ( 2019), PLoS one. ABSTRACT: Sport horses need to fulfill high physical and psychological requirements during training and competition. These as well as certain conditions of modern husbandry may affect their wellbeing. Here we aimed to (1) evaluate […]

Salimetrics’ Growing List of Cytokines Which Can Be Reliably Tested in Saliva Now Includes IL-17A, IL-5, and IL-7 for Fast, Easy Salivary Biomarker Analysis

(April 1, 2020) Salimetrics brings better methods to cytokine research with the addition of 3 new analytes, IL-5, IL-7, and IL-17A, which can now be reliably measured in saliva. These new cytokine tests are available as part of the Salimetrics SalivaLab’s Extended Cytokine Panel. Now, up to 12 prominent cytokines that regulate chronic and acute [...]
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