Saturday, February 14, 2009

The Kissing Science Cold Sore- Lay Off The Lips!

President Obama, in his Inauguration Speech said 'We will restore science to its rightful place . . .' The Chem Lab. Leave it there.

The Lips of Science?

Chemicals in the saliva may be a way to assess a mate, Wendy Hill, dean of the faculty and a professor of neuroscience at Lafayette College, told a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on Friday.

In an experiment, Hill explained, pairs of heterosexual college students who kissed for 15 minutes while listening to music experienced significant changes in their levels of the chemicals oxytocin, which affects pair bonding, and cortisol, which is associated with stress. Their blood and saliva levels of the chemicals were compared before and after the kiss.

Both men and women had a decline in cortisol after smooching, an indication their stress levels decline

Lay off the Lips, Labcoat! This is the Lab of Love! Take the Osculator to the Next Floor!

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