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The zebrafish is a powerful model organism for the study of vertebrate biology, being well suited to both developmental and genetic analysis. However, having access to zebrafish or zebrafish facilities is not always possible. Our in-vivo service can provide you with the access to zebrafish for a rapid readout of gene function in 3 simple steps.
Animal testing in the research-based pharmaceutical industry has been reduced in recent years both for ethical and cost reasons. However, it is still a staple when it comes to discovering new compounds directed at improving human health. One of our experts explores the relevance of using C. elegans to study human health.
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Drug resistance in many pathogens presents a growing and potentially catastrophic challenge to human and animal health. Resistance is manifested by a decreased ability, or complete failure, of previously-effective drugs to successfully prevent or clear infections. One of our founders explores this issue and the need for studying the biological mechanisms of drug resistance in order to overcome this potentially catastrophic issue.
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Q: How does NemaGel impact the quality of the microscopy?
A: NemaGel is highly compatible with fluorescent microscopy. NemaGel is perfectly transparent. Additionally, due to the slight compression of worms, a noticeably larger portion (up to 30%) of the worm muscle cells are located within the imaging focal plane. The effect of this is an improvement in visualization of the internal, allowing for a more extensive visualization of both cellular subsystems and organs including the mitochondrial network and gonads.… Answer more of your NemaGel questions by checking out the FAQ section.
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