Splitting to Optimize Flow Rate

For the past several weeks, the lab has made progress in prepping for the summer and fall. For our kinetic method experiments, we were able to sort, clean, and inventory all samples for easy access including general inventory around the lab.  The pump for the flowing afterglow mass analyzer in the lab has finally been reinstalled (in it’s 800 pounds of glory), pump oil has been changed for all pumps, and gas tanks have been replaced for all of the instruments.  Now in week four, I have been able to start looking at the instrument my project uses and how to improve it so we can start running protein samples.

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Do You Want to Section Embryos? : The Pros and Cons of Paraffin Sectioning

Before the summer began, I created a stockpile of treated embryos. These embryos, which underwent chemical treatment to impair the cell cycle of the developing neural tissue, were fixed, dehydrated, and stored until needed for further procedures.

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