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Why are axolotls so heavily researched in laboratories? Any type of salamander under the genus Ambystoma are vertebrates with the largest known capacity for amazing cellular and tissue regeneration. In axolotl research specifically, scientists have been able to find that these creatures have the ability to regenerate their retina, tail, limbs, spinal cord, and even some tissues of the heart when either injured or amputated. Due to these baffling results, extensive research on these experimental models continue to become large contributions to fields such as regenerative medicine and developmental biology. Pictured are a bunch of Canadian scientists investigating axolotl properties. #science #axolotl #regeneration #labbench

Let the fluorescence begin! ❤️💚💡
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This is a very very close up image of the front of the ocular lens! 👁🔬
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The green label 💚 shows the nuclei of the lens epithelial cells found across the whole front of the lens. The red label ❤️ shows a glycoprotein that’s known to be very important in maintaining the structure of the lens.
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I’m very interested in learning about where we can find this glycoprotein in the lens so I can understand more about how it might be important in lens and cancer cell biology 🤔
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More images and explanations about fluorescent imaging to come soon!

Slide boxes for daysssss 😱
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Sectioning to make slides can be exhausting and frustrating 😩🤬, but now after weeks, I’m FINALLY done and I’ve got all my boxes of sides ready to label!! 😄🔬
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Get excited for some immunofluorescent and histology labelling coming up soon!

Our COO set up this experiment to demonstrate a technique to a lab tech- "When your lab tech asks how you dialyze a protein sample, sometimes its just easier to show them. Simple but effective!"
#goldbio #discovermore
How have you gotten creative in the lab when teaching someone? Share with #creativelabdemos
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#science #labratory #labbench #biology #chem #chemistry

🎶 Home is where the lab desk is 🎶
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Even though I spend almost all my time here (unless I’m in the lab or asleep 😉), it’s hard to complain when I have this beautiful view! 🏞
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I find having things like plants 🌿, tea ☕️ and little paintings or drawings 🖼 (yes that’s an abstract heparan sulfate proteoglycan on my wall - I painted it one day while waiting for an experiment 😂) really help me create a nice environment for writing ✍️ ✨
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What do you guys do to create your best work atmosphere? 📚😌

So so excited to be featured alongside so many amazing scientists and science communicators in @reagentgenieofficial ‘s “Instagram Imfluencer-ome” 😁🔬
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@reagentgenieofficial have have compiled a list of ✨ 38 brilliant science Instagram influencers ✨ in their recent “Instagram I fluencer-ome” blog post (linked below!).
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Their photos range from shots of specimens under a microscope 🔬; recordings of their travels across the world 🌍 ✈️; personal posts documenting their PhD journey 🙏📚; to scientific concepts explained using sushi! 😂 🍣
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You can learn a little bit more about me and how I got into cancer research 👩‍🔬 , as well as the amazing lives of all the other featured scientists👨‍🔬👩‍🔬👨‍🔬👩‍🔬👨‍🔬
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I especially love how each one of us has a completely different way of sharing our love for what we do with the amazing Instagram science community ❤️💚💚💜🧡💛
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Thank you for putting this together @reagentgenieofficial , I hope you guys enjoy reading about these cool nerds as much as I did!
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Link to the blog post:
http://www.antibodygenie.com/blog/the-instagram-influencerome-38-science-instagrams-you-need-to-follow/

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Most chemists use gloves to protect themselves from chemical but in labs like mine we use them to protect the experiment from us. Most of the chemistry I do takes place in vacuum chambers (👉👉👉swipe to see the inside of a small one I'm using today). We don't want to get the oils which are found on our skin inside the chamber because it makes it harder to reach the low pressure we need to do our experiments. We therefore wear gloves to keep our chambers clean! What do you have to wear in the lab or at work? 👇👇👇
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Spent the last two hours painting colourful glycans on my boring desk drawers ❤️💜🧡💛💚💙 my PI thinks they look like worms 🐛😂 #epicprocrastination

Happy little cells in the incubator! 😍
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Today I’ll be treating them with basic Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF-2), and aqueous humor I extracted from bovine eyes to induce proliferation!
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My cells love to divide when I treat them with these growth factors, and end up looking a bit like this over the course of 24h:
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You might have seen the picture I posted last week of me embedding some eyeballs in wax for sectioning! I finally finished sectioning them, and this is what I end up with! HEAPS of slides with tiny sections through my eyeballs 👀🔬
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Today I’m going to be picking and processing slides for Periodic Acid-Schiff staining!
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💡Periodic Acid-Schiff (PAS) staining is one of the most commonly performed special staining technique in histology (the study of tissues) which is used to highlight molecules with high percentage of carbohydrate content such as mucin, glycogen, fungi and basement membranes. It’s also a BEAUTIFUL stain! 😍
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Stay tuned for more about PAS staining, how I do it and how my slides turn out! 😁👌

It’s been a pretty crazy week of western blots! But it’s all worth to understand what’s going on inside my cells! 🔍
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To most people, western blots might just look like a bunch of black lines on a grey background. And well... they are. But they’re very important black lines! ⚠️
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The black lines (we call them bands) represent the quantity of a protein in a sample of cells or tissue 🤔 1 band = 1 sample. The intensity of the band tells us the quantity of that protein in the sample. No band = none of that protein 👎, faint band = a little bit of that protein 👌, strong band = a lot of that protein 👍.
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The presence, quantity or absence of different proteins lets us know how the cells in that sample were behaving and interacting when they were collected 🔬 💡
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For instance, our cells produce unique proteins when they’re dying, multiplying, changing shape, migrating and taking on cancer-causing characteristics (just to name a few examples!). By looking for the expression of these specific proteins in western blots, we can get a pretty good idea of what our cells are up to! 😁🔎
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You may hear us complain about doing our western blots, but that’s only because the process of doing them takes a pretty long time (days!) and is meticulous and finicky at the best of times 😴🙄 But I’m sure I speak for most of us when I say we love our western blots! ❤️
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As you can imagine, old as they are, western blots are one of the most important experiments we do as cell biologists. These little black bands have formed the basis for thousands of groundbreaking scientific discoveries, and will likely continue to do so for many years to come! 👏
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#westernblotappreciation #notjustblacklines

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Been running our WAP361 all weekend. Range is good even on 5GHz. Performance is great especially at 5GHz! Be sure to take a look at our latest blog! 👀
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Conference time is over, let's head back to the lab!
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Spending some time off might come crashing around you, especially on a Monday like this.
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It is important to stay focused and create a tight to do list. Emails? Check. Planning of experiments? Check. Recent literature search? Ongoing. Attending all the important meetings? Check.
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How are you coping with getting back to work after a longer break? .
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