Re: normal tissues ? CHTN

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From:Alexander Brands <> (by way of histonet)
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Hello Sharon,

have you tried tissue from autopsies? Standard specimen taken from every
organ are often quite alright. I have used them in seminars for last year

Alexander Brands, M.D.
Institue of Toxicology
University of Tuebingen

Marshall, Sharon, Mrs wrote:

> Dear fellow histonetters,
> I am involved with the teaching of histology to medical students. We
> have great difficulty finding them examples of tissue which does not
> show any pathological changes or fixation artifacts. I have tried
> animal tissue and have met with a fair amount of success. I will
> continue to try and find examples of animal tissue when we need them
> . I am interested to know what other sources are available to me .
> Human normal tissues have been a real problem to obtain.  I have
> heard of the Cooperative Human Tissue Network(CHTN) via the histonet.
> Could anybody give some advice as to whether this source is worth
> persueing.  I am not sure if the cost,logistics etc. is worth it.
> Sharon Marshall
> Anatomy  & Cell Biology
> University of Cape Town
> South Africa
> e-mail:

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