X-Message-Number: 4434
From: "Joseph J. Strout" <>
Newsgroups: sci.cryonics
Subject: preservation of brain tissue
Date: Fri, 19 May 1995 07:57:27 -0700
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Hello All,
	Can anyone tell me what work has been done towards the 
reversible cryopreservation of small blocks of brain tissue?  The 
application I'm thinking of is physiological experiments.  Many 
researchers have to go through a large number of animals (usually rats or 
mice) when doing experiments on brain slices, because the tissue needs to 
be alive.  This requires one animal per trial (when trials are done 
successively).  If we could freeze and revive slices, we could reduce the 
number of animals needed by a factor of 10 or 100.

	Thanks for any pointers,
	-- Joe

|    Joseph J. Strout           Department of Neuroscience, UCSD   |
|               http://sdcc3.ucsd.edu/~jstrout/    |

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