Category: Saliva analysis

Salivary Cortisol, the link between Childhood Trauma, Stress and Suicide Risk

This week we pick up an article published in The Conversation (https://theconversation.com/uk) Titled “How we discovered the link between childhood trauma, a faulty stress response and suicide risk in later life” The article expands upon research carried out by Daryl O’Connor, Professor of Psychology, University of Leeds, original paper published here: Effects of childhood trauma on…

Salivary Testosterone and Cortisol Measurement in Sports Medicine: a Narrative Review

Salivary Testosterone and Cortisol Measurement in Sports Medicine: a Narrative Review and User’s Guide for Researchers and Practitioners Authors: L. D. Hayes, N. Sculthorpe, B. Cunniffe, F. Grace  (Affiliation addresses are listed at the end of the article) Int J Sports Med 2016; 37: 1007–1018 This is an open access article from 2016 which can…

Saliva/Hair Testing, Choosing your Laboratory Partner

COMPREHENSIVE SALIVA LABORATORY SERVICES Researchers seeking salivary lab support or contract research organizations (CRO) in search of a qualified saliva laboratory partner should utilize a lab that participates in a proficiency testing program; one that maintains industry leading, state-of-the-art saliva training on sample handling, storage protocols and assay techniques. If the guidance you seek needs…

Spit-Tips, The Do’s and Don’ts of Saliva Testing

Researching Hormones, Psychology, Sport Science, Endocrinology, Reproductive Biology? Here we link you to the latest Saliva Research Advice and Advisories As technology emerges we may discover new applications and limitations of salivary measures; but you can operate on the cutting edge with the most recent advice from our partner Salimetrics. Below you will find the…

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,…

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