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Cover Article: Immunolesioning – From Spinal Cord to Brain

Contributed by Dr. Ann Schreihofer, University of Virginia, contributes this issue’s article from the laboratories of ATS customers. Dr. Schreihofer summarizes her research with anti-DBH-SAP (Cat. #IT-03) to immunolesion specific rostral ventral medulla neurons that project to the spinal cord by injection of anti-DBH-SAP into the rat spinal cord. The toxin is taken up and …

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NIDA funds ATS research on Galanin

Advanced Targeting Systems (ATS) has just been awarded a $100,000 research grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). This Phase I SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) grant proposes to develop a research reagent to study the function of the neuropeptide, galanin. This will be an important tool for scientists to use in the …

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Cover Article: CBF Lesioning in Rabbits

Contributed by Dr. Thomas Beach, Sun Health Research Institute, Sun City, AZ Our hypothesis, developed through our own human and animal studies1-6 and the cell culture work of others (beginning with Nitsch7), is that the normal, age-related loss of cortical cholinergic innervation leads to Aβ deposition and Alzheimer’s disease. To test this hypothesis, we have been …

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