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The Effect of a Service Dog on Salivary Cortisol Awakening Response in a Military Population with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Author: Rodriguez KE, et al. (2018), Psychoneuroendocrinology ABSTRACT Recent studies suggest a therapeutic effect of psychiatric service dogs for military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but are limited by self-report biases. The current study assessed the effect of PTSD service dogs on the salivary cortisol awakening response (CAR) and arousal-related functioning in a population of military veterans with PTSD. Participants included 73 post-9/11 military...

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New Study Confirms 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 data. Dr. Calvi and collaborators explored the possibility that inconsistent findings due to variations in assay performance...

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Here we feature a selection of Biomarker Conferences organised for 2018, more will follow   International Conference on Biomarkers, Melbourne, Australia, Feb 1-2 Website: https://waset.org/conference/2018/02/melbourne/ICB/home Twitter Feed: #ICB2018 13th Annual Biomarkers Congress, Manchester UK Feb 15-16 2018 Website: https://www.biomarkers-congress.com/pre-event-newsletter/ Twitter Feed: #bmd_congress 11th Biomarker Summit, San Diego, CA, Mar 27-28 Website: https://www.gtcbio.com/conferences/biomarkers-summit/ Twitter Feed: #GTCbio Biomarkers and Immunology World Congress, Boston MA, June 11-13 Website: http://www.biomarkerworldcongress.com Twitter Feed: #CHI_Healthtech Endocrinology 2018, Madrid, Spain, Aug 9-10 Website: https://www.emedevents.com/c/medical-conferences-2018/11th-edition-of-international-conference-on-endocrinology-1 Twitter Feed: #Endocrinology19 International Conference on Biomarkers, Praque, Czech, Sept 27-29 Website: http://biomarkers.alliedacademies.com Twitter...

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In the year when the Commonwealth Games will be held on the Gold Coast in Australia, we feature a selection of Sport/Exercise Conferences organised for 2018, more will follow Buy tickets to the  Commonwealth Games or obtain full information here at the official Website Australian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians, Surfers Paradise, Australia Feb 7-13 Website: https://www.acsep.org.au/page/2018conference/acsep-conference-2018/welcome Twitter Feed: #ACSEP_ Commonwealth Games #GC2018 European College of Sport Science, Dublin, Ireland July 4-7 Website: http://ecss-congress.eu/2018/18/index.php Twitter Feed: ECSS2018 #ECSSCongress International Sport Science+Sport Medicine 2018, Venue/Date TBA Website: http://www.isssmc.com Twitter Fedd:...

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Here we feature a selection of Psychology Conferences organised for 2018, more will follow American Association of Suicidology Annual Conference, Washington DC, April 18-21 Website: http://www.suicidology.org/Annual-Conference/51st-Annual-Conference Twitter Feed: #AASuicidology The British Psychology Society, Annual Conference, Nottingham UK, May 2-4 Website: https://www1.bps.org.uk/events/conferences/annual-conference-2018 Twitter Feed: #bpsconf @BPSOfficial Asia Pacific Conference, International Assoc for Suicide Prevention, New Zealand, May 2-5 Website: https://iasp.info/congresses/2018_iasp_nz_congress.pdf Twitter Feed: #IASP2018 European Conference on Psychology & Behavioral Sciences, Brighton UK, July 3-4 Website: https://ecp.iafor.org Twitter Feed: #ECP2018 Psychobiology Annual Conference, Low Wood, Windermere UK, Sept 5-7 Website: https://www.kc-jones.co.uk/psychobiology2018  Twitter...

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Ready to add salivary measures to your research? Read Salimetrics' key guides in order to gain a basic understanding of using saliva and its relevant biological data for your research To view our full range of Products Link Here The following guides will be an invaluable tool to assist with your research planning Use these Links to view the following Saliva Brochure - Understanding Saliva Saliva Brochure - Selecting Analytes In Saliva Saliva Brochure - Collecting Saliva Saliva Brochure - Choosing A Saliva Lab Saliva Collection...

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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 cortisol levels in suicide attempters and ideators Link to paper: http://www.psyneuen-journal.com/article/S0306-4530(17)31218-0/fulltext Highlights High levels of childhood trauma were reported in vulnerable individuals, in particular, in those who had     previously...

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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 be viewed using the following LINK https://www.thieme-connect.com/products/ejournals/pdf/10.1055/s-0042-105649.pdf ABSTRACT: Since the initial reporting of salivary hormone measurements in marathon runners in the early 1980s, the practice of utilizing salivary testosterone (T)...

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The subject of Concussion has been very much in the news this week with the announcement of a new study in Scotland into the effects of concussion in former footballers and how this potentially relates to the development of dementia in later life The Glasgow based research team will commence this study in January titled "Football's Influence on Lifelong Health and Dementia Risk" (FIELD) The Study will be led by Dr William Stewart and colleagues at the University of Glasgow and the Hampden Sports Clinic...

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