Our Science in September
Research on our radar
Efficacy and safety of oral micronized progesterone that converts to allopregnanolone as an adjunctive treatment in refractory status epilepticus: A prospective interventional phase IIa study by Pasiri Sithinamsuwan, et al. in BMC Neurology
(Kit: Allopregnanolone ELISA Kit, K061-H | Species: Human | Sample: Serum)
Natriuretic peptides and echocardiographic parameters in Mexican children environmentally exposed to arsenic by José M. Torres-Arellano, et al. in Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
(Kit: Atrial Natriuretic Peptide (ANP) ELISA Kit, K071-H | Species: Human | Sample: Plasma)
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)
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)
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.
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!)
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.