Unilateral Lesioning of Brain Tissues

So far in my research this summer, we have received and sectioned the rat brain tissues from Hampden-Sydney College. The brains received unilateral (in one hemisphere) infusions of anti-ChAT-saporin, the new immunotoxin we are testing. The other hemisphere was injected with saline solution as a control, which is known as a “sham lesion,” something similar to a placebo.

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