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Arbor Assays Newsletter #1

Our Science in September

 

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A Baby Panda Arrives!
The National Zoo’s giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a healthy baby panda! Using a PGFM ELISA kit, her caretakers were able to accurately predict the time of birth. Use their Panda Cam to keep an eye on what Mei Xiang and her cub are up to!
 
 
 
IMAGE OF A BLACK-FOOTED FERRET
 
Black-Footed Ferrets
In this Guardian article, read about the work of Travis Livieri in dealing with the biggest threat to the survival of the endangered black-footed ferret: The “virtually undetectable and highly lethal” plague, Yersinia pestis.
 
 

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Caffeine supplementation induces higher IL-6 and IL-10 plasma levels in response to a treadmill exercise test by Lluis Rodas, et al. in Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
(Kit: Cyclic AMP Direct ELISA Kit, K019-H | Species: Human | Sample: Plasma)

SEE ALL CELL SIGNALING KITS

Evaluation of the Impact of Behavioral Opportunities on Four Zoo-Housed Aardvarks (Orycteropus afer) by Jennifer Hamilton, et al. in Animals
(Kit: Corticosterone ELISA Kit, K014-H | Species: Aardvark | Sample: Fecal)

Loss of CREBRF reduces anxiety-like behaviors and circulating glucocorticoids in male and female mice by Krystal A. Frahm, et al. in Endocrinology
(Kit: Corticosterone ELISA Kit, K014-H | Species: Mouse | Sample: Plasma)

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What we’ve been up to this month

In our lab:
Our scientists have been busy running cortisol measurements on extracted fecal samples for a researcher. See more about our Custom Sample Testing Service here.

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In tech support:
Q: “I don’t have an automated plate washer. How should I wash my assay?”
A:  Manual plate washing is an option by putting the 1x wash buffer into a clean dispensing bottle.  Quickly dump the contents of the plate into a sink or waste reservoir and blot the plate upside down on clean toweling to catch any residual liquid.  Thoroughly fill the wells with wash buffer from the bottle.  Dump contents, and repeat the washing three more times.  After the final wash, thoroughly blot the plate with new toweling to remove all residual wash buffer before moving to the substrate step. (Helpful hint: There is an example of this process in the ‘Assay Tricks’ video found on our Resources page. For answers to other questions, visit our FAQ page or ask a scientist!)

We’re hiring!
Arbor Assays is currently looking for an R&D Lab Technician. Visit the link here to learn more about this opportunity with us!

So, what have YOU been up to?

Cool research? Fun discoveries? Even just a question? Let us know! It may be featured in next month’s newsletter.

PLUS: Recently published using an Arbor Assays kit? Participate in our You Publish, We Donate program and we’ll donate $25 to a Non-Profit in your name! Learn more here.

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