RE: dehydrated brain...

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From:Pam Marcum <>
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Unfortunately, once the complete dehydration is done there is very little
you can do.  If it was NBF there is even a good chance you have precipitated
buffer salts all over the outside as a crust.  This will further inhibit any
penetration of fluids.  Maybe someone else can add more.  Pam

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From: a i d a n s c h u r r []
Sent: Monday, February 21, 2000 11:10 PM
Subject: dehydrated brain...

Hi all,

An interesting question / problem...

We have a brain which was fixed approx. 2 years ago in NBF, then
stored.  Unfortunately the container was not sealed, and the NBF
evaporated.  We now have an extremely dehydrated and shrivelled
brain, and a consultant who wants histology on it!!  Any ideas as to
rehydration / salvage would be greatly appreciated.

Aidan Schurr, New Zealand

a i d a n   c   s c h u r r
     mlso,  histology department
      hutt valley health
       lower hutt, new zealand

     ph.  ++64 4 5709173
     fax  ++64 4 5709214

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