Re: [Histonet] Student writing summary on honey as a fixative and other comments

From:Ruth Yaskovich

I agree this paper is interesting it has us all talking about it. I have my
own bees and so does my neighbor and I can get plenty of spare tissues so I
think I'm going to repeat the experiment. I didn't have much honey this year
but I'll use next years and compare with local honey and some purchased from
the grocery store. I'll try some on perfused rats and try some C.N.S.
Tissues this should be fun. It will be an interesting topic at the Maryland
Beekeepers Meeting. I'll let everyone know what happens.
Ruth Yaskovich
National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Pain and Neurobiology Branch

On 9/21/06 4:50 PM, "Gayle Callis"  wrote:

> Dawn,
> Have your student contact the author of this publication for further
> discussion on this topic.  I also suggest your student access some of the
> references cited in the publication - it would be a good exercise for doing
> a reference i.e. literature search to broaden their knowledge base.
> Although honey may not be an ideal formalin substitute and the honey was
> from two species of bees found in Oman, I was intrigued by the topic both
> how it was used in the paper and historically as a preservative and
> dehydrant in other parts of the world.    I found the publication unique
> and rather interesting that something like this can be done, maybe without
> the better results of formalin fixation.  I also saw the poster at 2006 NSH
> S/C, where many were just as curious as I was honey as a formalin
> substitute, it was a popular poster to visit.
> If people are NOT happy with the publication as it is,  a letter to the JOH
> editor would be in order and allow the authors to make further comments on
> what points may have been not addressed as they may not be looking in on
> Histonet to see current commentary or critique of their work.
> Gayle Callis
> Research Histopathology Supervisor
> Veterinary Molecular Biology
> Montana State University - Bozeman
> PO Box 173610
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