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Earwax test could reveal stress levels

4 November 2020

A new device to sample earwax could effectively and cheaply measure the hormone cortisol to monitor stress levels, according to research led by Dr Andres Herane-Vives (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience), whose startup Trears is developing the device.

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