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New technology video: The CondoCell

How can researchers ensure their cells grow at optimal conditions when incubator doors open and close at infrequent times on a daily basis? Is there an easy way to prevent contamination of key cell lines in a shared incubator? Want to keep cells at optimal conditions even outside of an incubator (CO2 or Tri-gas)? The

By |2019-10-30T11:51:23-05:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Cancer Research, Hypoxia, Lab Equipment, Molecular|Comments Off on New technology video: The CondoCell

Combating time and space issues in labs today: How a simple microscope is changing the way scientists do research

Combating time and space issue in labs todays: How a simple microscope is changing how scientists do research      All researchers today, from grad students to principle investigators, are lacking 2 key factors that were widely available a generation ago. Today, both overall time and lab space have become a commodity in the research

By |2019-07-12T15:25:51-05:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Cancer Research, Lab Equipment, Molecular, Physiology|Comments Off on Combating time and space issues in labs today: How a simple microscope is changing the way scientists do research

A versatile tool for 𝘪𝘯 𝘷𝘪𝘵𝘳𝘰 vascular research

Vascular function can be assessed in vitro using a myograph. Benchtop wire myograph systems consist of an organ bath, mounting wire or prongs, a micrometer, and a force transducer and amplifier to measure tension development in the tissue. This simple set-up is used in many fields of research, including pharmacology and vascular physiology. In

By |2019-11-19T14:16:55-05:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: Animal Models, Articles, Cardiac Function, Cardiovascular Research, Lab Equipment, Mouse, Physiology, Rat|Comments Off on A versatile tool for 𝘪𝘯 𝘷𝘪𝘵𝘳𝘰 vascular research

The Importance of Cohousing During Telemetry Studies

Research animals must be housed under conditions that ensure their physiologic and behavioral needs are met.  These conditions influence animal well-being and the quality of data obtained throughout a study. Facilities are often designed with many of these factors in mind, including temperature and humidity control, lighting, noise and vibration.  However, there are other

By |2019-04-29T11:39:20-05:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Animal Models, Articles, Cardiac Function, Cardiovascular Research, Lab Equipment, Mouse, Physiology, Rat, Telemetry|Comments Off on The Importance of Cohousing During Telemetry Studies

American Association for Laboratory Animal Science- Oct 13 – 17, 2019 – Denver, CO

Each fall since 1950, the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science has held its annual National Meeting. During the five days of the meeting, members and nonmembers come together to enjoy the workshops, lectures, poster sessions, and exhibits. The program is designed to have topics relevant to the entire membership. The AALAS National

By |2019-04-15T16:32:04-05:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Animal Models, Conference, Confocal, Event, Fish, Lab Equipment, Mouse, Physiology, Rat, Surgical Monitoring, Upcoming|Comments Off on American Association for Laboratory Animal Science- Oct 13 – 17, 2019 – Denver, CO

Investigating the role of metabolism in human induced pluripotent stem cell generation

This team of researchers in the Biology Department at Western University are investigating metabolic ways to increase efficiency of reprogramming adult cells to iPSCs. Embryonic stem cells are pluripotent, which means they can turn into any cell type found in the adult body and are therefore critical for human development1. Stem cells show great promise in

By |2019-03-01T15:28:47-05:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Articles, Cancer Research, Hypoxia, Lab Equipment, Molecular|Comments Off on Investigating the role of metabolism in human induced pluripotent stem cell generation

Normoxia isn’t normal: Conventional incubators generate more questions than they answer

Since the first CO2 incubators were made commercially available in the late 1960’s they have become a staple for researchers to grow and maintain cells in vitro. These chambers have been highly effective for this task; however, they do not take into account one significant factor - oxygen. Currently, there is a push from

By |2019-03-01T15:30:55-05:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Cancer Research, Hypoxia, Lab Equipment, Molecular|Comments Off on Normoxia isn’t normal: Conventional incubators generate more questions than they answer

Re-evaluating manual colony counting: How automated counting is saving researchers time and effort

Manual colony counting method A typical manual counting scenario looks like this: The researcher finds an object and decides whether it is a colony. If it is determined to be a colony, the researcher then ascertains if it meets a minimum threshold to be a colony. If it does then 1 is added to

By |2019-03-01T15:32:27-05:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Cancer Research, Lab Equipment, Molecular|Comments Off on Re-evaluating manual colony counting: How automated counting is saving researchers time and effort

Benchtop blood pressure: A fast, affordable and non-invasive technique

The capability to precisely and non-invasively measure the systolic and diastolic blood pressure, on top of heart rate and other blood flow parameters in rodents, can be of great clinical value to researchers. The non-invasive rat and mouse blood pressure measurement consists of using a tail-cuff placed on the tail to occlude blood flow.

By |2019-03-01T15:32:36-05:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Animal Models, Articles, Cardiovascular Research, Lab Equipment, Mouse, Physiology, Rat|Comments Off on Benchtop blood pressure: A fast, affordable and non-invasive technique

WEBINAR: Rodent anesthesia and surgical monitoring: the foundation for great experiments

This free webinar hosted by Scintica Instrumentation provides an overview of different rodent anesthesia options and highlights the importance of rodent surgical monitoring and user safety. Topics discussed include: the benefits of inhalation versus injectable anesthesia, the physiological side effects of anesthesia, increasing Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) requirements,

By |2019-09-24T12:18:40-05:00October 25th, 2018|Categories: Event, Lab Equipment, Mouse, Physiology, Rat, Surgical Monitoring, Webinar|Comments Off on WEBINAR: Rodent anesthesia and surgical monitoring: the foundation for great experiments