CategoryOctober 2017

Salivary diagnostic markers in males and females during rest and exercise

Published recently  in The International Society of Sports Nutrition, research from our friends in New Zealand regarding  Salivary diagnostic markers in males and females during rest and exercise. Rutherfurd-Markwick K1,2, Starck C2,3, Dulson DK4, Ali A2,5. Author information School of Health Sciences, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand. Centre for Metabolic Health Research, Massey University, Palmerston…

Mindfulness Meditation best for beating Stress, UK research finds

Researchers at the University of Westminster conducted an 8 week trial measuring Salivary Cortisol, 68 People were recruited for the study which involved analysing levels of the stress hormone cortisol. A healthy stress response is to have a big burst in the morning called the cortisol awakening response(CAR), and lower levels throughout the day. The…

How to Achieve High-Quality Salivary Cortisol Data for Your Research

A recent study shows better assays and better labs are consistently producing better salivary bioscience study data. The research team analyzed salivary cortisol measurement error between established-qualified international academic-research laboratories using Salimetrics Assays. A new study published in BioMed Central Research Notes shows that using an established-qualified lab provides the best opportunity for consistent, reproducible…

Measurement of Salivary Cortisol and Secretory Immunoglobulin A in Field Studies of Athletes

Here we highlight research from Australia regarding Factors Affecting Measurement of Salivary Cortisol and Secretory Immunoglobulin A in Field Studies of Athletes Pritchard BT1, Stanton W1, Lord R2, Petocz P3, Pepping GJ4. Author information 1. School of Physiotherapy, Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, QLD, Australia. 2.  School of Science, Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, QLD, Australia. 3. Department of Statistics, Macquarie University,…

AusBiotech Conference 2017 opens 25/27 October

AusBiotech 2017, Australia’s Life Sciences Conference opens at the Adelaide Convention Centre Wednesday 25th to Friday 27th October The annual AusBiotech conference has brought together Australian and international biotech leaders and stakeholders for more than three decades, creating a forum to reflect on the sector’s achievements and exchange ideas to further advance the sector’s standing…

Where does Saliva come from?

Human Saliva is produced by pairs of glands located symmetrically on both sides of the head: the parotids, the submandibulars (also known as the submaxillarys), and the sublinguals. In addition to the primary glands, there are also hundreds of smaller glands located in the lips, cheeks, tongue, and palate. Although the parotid glands are the…