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Brainstem Regions and Pictures

After I completed day 2 for the mounted amplification technique on  the hampster slices I took pictures through the microscope of the regions we are studying.


Here’s a picture at 10x magnification on the brainstem where you can see the different brain regions conveniently on one slice. The darker (brown) regions are marked, which means that they have AT1 receptors within them.

Blog Pic of 5-3 B4 10x





Here’s the above picture at 40x magnification in the hypoglossal nucleus.  You can see that the neurons have alot of AT1’s on them by the dark brown color. 

Blog Pic of Motor Neurons at 40x

Categories: AT1 Study
  1. Katie Graves
    June 22, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Your research looks really interesting. I thought it was great how you put the pictures on the blog. Since I’m not a science major, I wasn’t really sure what you were talking about, but the pictures help a ton. Have you come across any big findings? What is the goal of your research? Have you considered putting your results online? What is the connection between the human brain and the hamster brain? I feel like right now, based on your blog, I’m missing the “big picture” of your research, which is unfortunate, because I’m guessing you’re making some big findings. Good luck with the rest of your research!

    • mitch1980
      June 23, 2009 at 7:58 pm

      Hi Katie, I posted a brief outline of the project yesterday and I also posted the abstract today so these should help clear up your questions.Oh and no earth shattering discoveries yet…

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