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Postby Dr.Stein » Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:04 am

Hello,

I am planning to write a book... well, not a real book, actually it will be just a compilation of this and that, about comparative animal blood cells. I want to compare erythrocytes, leucocytes, and plateles (if available) from any groups of animals. I want to talk from physiological and evolutionary views. However, I am lack of data and photos of those bloods. I can make preparations of some animals I find here but it will spend more time. SO if you know links for them, especially photos, I will be more than just very happy to know it :)

Thanks in advance
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Postby Darby » Sat Mar 17, 2007 4:42 pm

I teach a comparative blood lab, but don't really know the answer to your question. I did a quick search, and there's just not that much information out there.

And I suspect that for some aspects, there just isn't that much known. My sister had a platelet issue, and it amazed me how little information was available, both online and in a decent medical library, about platelet function; I suspect it's even worse for thrombocytes.
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Postby Dr.Stein » Sun Mar 18, 2007 1:59 am

See? That's why I decided to post this thing here. I checked both online and offline references and I still found nothing from that I want :(

Hey, I am interested on you lab activity! Would you please to tell me more about it? I am arranging to start a new labwork about "Introduction to Immunology and Hematology" for my Immunibiology class next semester. Since it is ImmunoBIOlogy, thus I need more species in addition to popular human/primates or another mammals. I want at least vertebrates, would be much better if I could get invertebrates as well :)

You can write me via PM or e-mail. Thanks in advance :D
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Postby Darby » Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:26 pm

It's a simple thing - just a bunch of prepared slides...

http://faculty.fmcc.suny.edu/mcdarby/Pa ... /BLOOD.htm
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Postby Dr.Stein » Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:28 am

Ha! That's what I expected! Thank you, Dr. McDarby :D

*dancing around because for happiness*

So far we here just deal with human blood. Actually I am disagree because we are into Animal Physiology. As I am directed to Immunobiology and Hematology, I am planning to do this labwork. Once students know how to make the preparation, I will let them to do experiments with any animals with a background why they chose those animals. In addition to our database, it will increase students skill, right? :D

But... hey there is no picture there? :? :roll:
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Postby Darby » Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:08 pm

I do give my students a sheet with reference pictures, but I don't have the rights to post them on the internet.

Anyway, I just have my labs posted so that students can double-check them, or run extra copies if they need them.
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Postby Dr.Stein » Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:55 pm

Aah I see :) Well, you just gave me an idea. I will teach them how to make the preparation with rat blood, then I will give them assignment to do the same with another blood. After those preparations are ready, we will discuss it together to start our database :D

Thank you, Dr.Darby. Hey could we keep in touch, please? I need an expert outthere to discuss about many things as I am a new teacher, I need advices and suggestions and also keep studying to improve my knowledge :oops:
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Postby Darby » Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:33 am

Sure.

When I first wrote the lab, we did prepare slides with our own blood, but the procedures for disposal have gotten both involved and expensive, so we don't do it anymore.
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Postby Dr.Stein » Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:27 am

What do you mean by "but the procedures for disposal have gotten both involved and expensive" ?

Maybe it is because you used human blood? I was involved in an Immunology course and the instructors asked me to be careful on working with the sample tissue, blood, and serum things, though I was already wearing gloves.

Which procedure do you use to make the preparation? Immunohisto/cytochemistry is hell expensive. I cannot effort it though some of my research need this method :(
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Postby Darby » Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:08 pm

I had students making slides with their own blood, and doing a simple Wright's stain. We used to just toss all of the waste into the regular trash.

But human blood (and associated items such as lancets and slides) is now considered medical waste, which can only be handled by licensed facilities here, and with the additional precautions necessary for lab procedures, it isn't worth it to have students learn that type of preparation technique anymore.
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Postby Dustfinger » Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:29 pm

You're writing a sort of book, Doc ? Awesome !
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Postby Dr.Stein » Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:39 am

:oops: Not a published (commercial) one, just for my institution, something like a lecture note or handout, or blah-blah-blah :P However it would be nice if there would be a publisher got interested on mine ;)
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