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Drop Date: February 2024 In This Drop: Beyond Your Award Letter: Insights on the Logistics of Salivary Bioscience Studies Thoughts by Douglas A. Granger Among the best times in academic life is the moment when you learn that a grant proposal was funded. Likely, you have worked for years to train and then develop [...]
Drop Date: December 2023 In This Drop: Q &A with Doug Granger, Salimetrics Chief Scientific and Strategy Advisor Interviewee: Doug Granger (DG) Interviewer: Kristina Feghali (KF) KF: Thanks for taking time today to answer questions about salivary bioscience, your work, and what’s on the horizon at Salimetrics. I have several questions that I think will [...]
Drop Date: October 2023 In This Drop: Salivary Cortisol: Could it be our collective research focus has been too narrow? By: Kristina Feghali and Douglas A. Granger If you are interested in the relationship between stress, biology, and behavior, you are probably aware of how salivary cortisol has been integrated into applied research to represent the activity [...]
Drop Date: September 2023 In This Drop: Dispatches from the Front Edge of Salivary Bioscience: A Commentary on “More Research is Needed” By: Kristina Feghali and Douglas A. Granger Commentary from Douglas Granger How many times has your attention been drawn to a headline about a new scientific discovery or a solution to a salient societal [...]
Drop Date: June 2023 Each graph portrays the distribution of salivary Coritsol Awakening Response, Cortisol Diurnal, and Trier Social Stress Test, searched from PubMed, based on the number of participants involved in each study. You’ll notice the distributions are non-normal and for this reason, we draw the reader’s attention to the median as the measure [...]
Drop Date: June 2023 By Douglas A. Granger and Kristina Feghali Insights on “Optimizing” Sample Size in Salivary Bioscience Research In the biobehavioral sciences, one of the most challenging issues is estimating statistical power. The underlying question is: "Does the study design include enough participants to rule out the possibility that observations made would be [...]
Drop Date: July 2023 Live the Search for Better Science: A Solution for Sustained Integration of Salivary Bioscience into Your Research Kristina Feghali and Douglas Granger There is a natural ebb and flow to activity in research groups that apply biobehavioral assessments. Work phases through proposing, awaiting funding decisions, project management, data collection, laboratory analyses, [...]
Drop Date: April 2023 Maximizing the Scientific Value of Saliva as a Biospecimen: A Guide for Research from Dr. Douglas Granger to the Research Community Saliva attributes as a biospecimen include versatility, cost-effectiveness, ease of use, and low participant burden. Not surprisingly, oral fluid has rapidly become a research specimen of interest. This is especially [...]
Drop Date: November 2021 In This Drop: Piloting Salivary Oxytocin – Observations and Opportunities for Research The Salimetrics’ ground-breaking salivary oxytocin assay was designed specifically for saliva with Salimetrics’ unique knowledge and experience. Early results are in – not only does the assay range span the levels appropriate in saliva, but researchers can also differentiate [...]
Drop Date: October 2021 In This Drop: DHEA & DHEA(S) - The Stress Whisperers DHEA and cortisol are both hormones produced by the adrenal glands. While DHEA and cortisol are often measured independently as biomarkers, measuring the two hormones together can offer advanced insights for continued stress research. As salivary cortisol becomes more widespread, researchers [...]
Drop Date: August 2021 In This Drop: Infectious Diseases – Salivary Antibody Assays Track Exposure and Infection Although the state of the pandemic still seems to fluctuate from one day to the next, one thing remains clear: COVID-19 has shown us the benefits of saliva as a sample type are unprecedented for infectious disease research. [...]
Drop Date: June 2021 In This Drop: Five ‘Value Adds’ for Principal Investigators For over 20 years, the Salimetrics saliva testing laboratory has remained a pillar of standardized methods for the salivary bioscience community, representing much more than just high-quality results. The scientific impact has been phenomenal and the collaborative environment, equal access, pay only [...]
NEED A DLMO TEST KIT? Salimetrics all-inclusive individual At-Home or in Clinic Sleep Phase Assessment (DLMO) Kit is now available for research, clinicians, or personal use. Learn More Drop Date: March 2020 In This Drop: Shift Right: Assessing Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders and Associated Health Concerns Based on Salivary Melatonin and Dim Light Melatonin Onset [...]
A complimentary resource available to you- Work one-on-one with Dr. Douglas Granger, a distinguished salivary bioscience researcher, to advance and refine your ideas, problem solve research design issues, pre-review proposal concepts, and rework plans for grant resubmissions.