I think by now most adults can accept and recognized that the world we live in is stressful, and we almost all suffer from the effects of our busy and conflict filled lives. However, in the event that you are unaware of the topic, Neuroscience news has recapped a new, simple to use test that can indicate if you’re stressed out and how far along the scale you are. Being able to understand our stress can help us manage it and live better lives.
- Scientists have developed a new biological test that makes use of ultraviolet light.
- The ultraviolet light is used to pinpoint a rise in stress hormones in a tested subject.
- The newly devised non-invasive test finds the stress hormones in the tested subject’s blood, urine or sweat.
“Steckl has been studying biosensors for years in his Nanoelectronics Laboratory. The latest journal article is part of a series of research papers his group has written on biosensors, including one that provides a review of methods for point-of-care diagnostics of stress biomarkers.”