Saturday, 30 June 2007

HIV Project - Staining technique

After much time and energy spent trying to locate a Darkreader transilluminator, or something similar from amny different sources, some of whom had never even heard of one, it was decided that we'd try an alternative technique for cell visualisation, with a blue coloured enzyme which infiltrates infected cells and can be seen with the naked eye. This is a great alternative, as we don't have to worry about locating any new equipment etc as we would with GFP cells, and can take photographic imagery in daylight. Ive never done it before either, so I'm curious to see just how visible the cells will be.

We have our methodology and an appointment for the 29th June, so we are set to go!

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