Re: salty brains

From:Rose Richardson

We had a pathologist who would do this and it would shrink the cells.
Sometimes it would give a false impression of gliosis or it would give the
impression to inexperienced pathologists of CJD.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Molinari, Betsy" 
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2001 7:33 AM
Subject: salty brains

> Hi everyone,
>  A pathologist I do not regularly work with sent some bovine brains to my
> lab last week. He added salt, regular table salt, to the 10% NBF solution
> float the brain. The amount for each brain varied, depending on how how
> the brain started to float. What affect will this have on subsequent
> sections?
> Thanks in advance.
> Betsy Molinari
> Texas Heart Institue
> Houston,Texas
> 713-794-6524

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