Monday, 27 October 2014

ISPNE (International Society for Psychoneuroendocrinology) launches new Website, Twitter feed and the dates for 2015 Conference

ISPNE launches new website Link Here

Follow the Society on Twitter @ISPNE

The International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology (ISPNE) promotes and disseminates knowledge on hormones, their interactions with brain, and body processes and behavior, as well as their clinical applications.

The 2015 Conference will be held in Edinburgh: Sept 8 to 11

ISPNE Annual Congress

The Annual Congress is the highlight activity of the year for all members of the Society. Several hundred of scientists from all over the world convene to present and discuss their latest findings in the field of psychoneuroendocrinology.

ISPNE presents several awards to distinguished researchers and young investigators at its Annual Congress. Among these awards are the prestigious Life Time Achievement Award and the Curt Richter Award. Members are welcome to nominate colleagues for awards by contacting the members of the Awards Committee anytime.

Membership Information
The ISPNE maintains a membership of active members throughout the world. Although a majority of members are from North America and Europe, there is representation from most world regions. Regular members can chose to receive the official journal of the Society, Psychoneuroendocrinology published by Elsevier. The journal is also available throughout the world at some 600 subscribing institutions and libraries.

The Society membership is approximately evenly divided between basic research scientists holding the PhD or equivalent degree and clinical researchers holding the MD or equivalent degree; this division is reflected by the scientific content of both the Journal and the Annual Congress proceedings. In the years since the inception of the society, annual meetings have been held every year, except for 1989 and 2010.

Membership in the Society is open to those professionals meeting criteria as set forth in the bylaws (see Membership).

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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Starting your Degree? Will you be using the ELISA Test? here Salimetrics details some very useful tips (How 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 the team at Salimetrics. 

Below you will find the Saliva Collection Handbook, which features the most relevant saliva collection and handling information, as well as a number of biomarker-specific articles.

Select your biomarkers of interest to determine which articles are most relevant to your research.


Saliva Collection Handbook

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Monday, 13 October 2014

Learn Salivary Bioscience from the Experts, today Professor Douglas Granger; Foundation Professor, and Director; Arizona State University, Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research (IISBR) Founder and Chief Scientific Strategy Advisor of Salimetrics LLC

Dr. Douglas A. Granger is a psychoneuroendocrinology researcher who is well known for his development of methods related to saliva collection and analysis and the theoretical and statistical integration of salivary measures into developmental research. At Arizona State University, he is a Foundation Professor in the Department of Psychology. 

Douglas also holds an Adjunct Faculty position at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, School of Medicine, and Bloomberg School of Public Health. His studies have been instrumental in the conceptualization and analysis of biosocial relationships involving child well-being, parent-child and family relationships, as well as how these biosocial links moderate and mediate the effects of early adversity and stress on children’s adjustment. Dr. Granger is a leading expert engaged in work focused on the discovery, measurement, and application of analytes (hormones, antibodies, chemicals, DNA) in saliva. 

He has published more than 170 studies and is also a faculty scholar-entrepreneur. Early in his career, Dr. Granger transferred technology, founded and served as President of Salimetrics LLC*, a salivary laboratory and product development company. At Arizona State University, he has created and is the Director of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research (IISBR), which facilitates the integration of salivary analytes into prevention science, nursing, public health, and medicine.

*In the interest of full disclosure, Dr. Granger is founder and Chief Scientific and Strategy Advisor of Salimetrics LLC (State College, PA), and this relationship is managed by the policies of Arizona State University.

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest

-Research methods, design, and statistics
-Interactions between behavior, stress hormones, and immune function and their relations   to developmental psychopathology
-Non-invasive measurement of endocrine, immune, and disease-related biomarkers and analytes in saliva
-Social forces as mediators and moderators of biobehavioral relationships
-The influence of context on development through biological mechanisms.
For more information, please visit the Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research Linked HERE

To read recent publications from Professor Granger please refer to ResearchGate Linked HERE