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2011-09-23 07:00:00

In a new study published online in the journal Emotion, salivary levels of the steroid hormones progesterone and cortisol were measured to provide biological evidence for the existence of a relationship between the pursuit of happiness and resultant feelings of loneliness. Salivary steroid levels in this study were measured using immunoassays from Salimetrics. State College, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) September 23, 2011 In a new study published online in the journal Emotion, steroid hormone...

2011-09-22 07:05:00

The USF College of Nursing and Salimetrics, LLC are collaborating to present a lecture-based âœSpit Camp Workshop,â which will be held at the University of South Florida, College of Nursing, on October 6th, 2011. Faculty and students who are interested in learning more about the basics of incorporating salivary analytes into their research are invited to attend this free presentation. State College, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) September 22, 2011 Researchers...

2011-09-14 07:00:00

Oasis Diagnostics has received a grant from NIH to develop a point of care test that will determine from saliva specimens how stressed an individual is, in 15 minutes or less. Oasis Diagnostics will collaborate with the University of New Orleans and Restore Biodiagnostics [Madison, WI] on this project. Vancouver, WA (PRWEB) September 14, 2011 Oasis Diagnostics Corporation, a leader in the development of saliva-based collection and test systems for specimens in the laboratory and at the...

2011-08-31 23:26:54

A new saliva test can measure the amount of potential carcinogens stuck to a person's DNA – interfering with the action of genes involved in health and disease – and could lead to a commercial test to help determine risks for cancer and other diseases, scientists reported here today during the 242nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). "The test measures the amount of damaged DNA in a person's body," said Professor Hauh-Jyun Candy Chen,...

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2011-08-16 06:59:20

New parents have one more reason to pay attention to the oral health of their toothless babies. A recent University of Illinois study confirms the presence of bacteria associated with early childhood caries (ECC) in infant saliva. ECC is a virulent form of caries, more commonly known as tooth decay or a cavity. Cavities are the most prevalent infectious disease in U.S. children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "By the time a child reaches kindergarten, 40 percent...

2011-08-11 09:24:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading dental and pharmacy organizations are teaming up to promote oral health and raise public awareness of dry mouth, a side effect commonly caused by taking prescription and over-the-counter medications. More than 500 medications can contribute to oral dryness, including antihistamines (for allergy or asthma), antihypertensive medications (for blood pressure), decongestants, pain medications, diuretics and antidepressants. In its most...

2011-07-16 00:00:03

New Device simplifies saliva collection from infants ensuring both child safety and accurate biomarker assay results State College, PA (PRWEB) July 15, 2011 Salimetrics has introduced the Infant Swab (SIS), a new saliva collection device for use with infants under the age of six months. Designed specifically to address the problems with collecting saliva from infants, the SIS maximizes collection volume while limiting collection times and interference. Saliva is the preferred testing fluid...

2011-06-24 13:04:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A black and orange kitten found abandoned in the vicinity of the 900 block of Park Avenue in Williamsport, Lycoming County, on May 26 has tested positive for rabies, the Department of Health confirmed. The department urges anyone who may have been bitten or exposed to saliva, fluids or tissue from the cat to contact the Northcentral District Office, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 570-327-3400. Residents can also call...


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Salivary glands
2013-03-04 15:44:29

Salivary glands are glands that produce both saliva and the enzyme that turns starch into maltose, called amylase. Formation and Orientation There are five separate glands that make up the salivary gland system. First, the parotid gland is the largest of the salivary glands, secreting saliva through Stensen’s ducts to help with the breakdown of food in the mouth (mastication). The submandibular glands are situated beneath the lower jaws over the digastric muscles. This gland secretes...

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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.