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Salivary Bioscience News

Salivary Bioscience News

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

December 14, 2020

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
(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

November 13, 2020

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

November 6, 2020

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

October 20, 2020

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
(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
(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

September 10, 2020

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

September 8, 2020

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?

August 31, 2020

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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