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1. Flashing or sparkling; a subjective sensation as of sparks or flashes of light.

2. In radiation measurement, the light produced by an ionizing event in a phosphor, as in a crystal or liquid scintillator.

See: scintillation counter.

Origin: L. Scintilla, a spark

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Scintillation Radioisotope

I am trying to figure out how to measure the corticosterone release by cells in culture when stimulated by agonists, and I need help figuring out how a liquid scintillator measures this. Please help. Thanks :)

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by avig
Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:09 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Scintillation Radioisotope
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Views: 796

semester long projects any suggestions????

... tissue culture room CO2 incubator Cyanobacterial culture facility Autosterilizer Radioisotope Hood Remote handling gadgets Gamma counters NaI-Ti Scintillation Counter Liquid Scintillation Counter Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer Isotope storage facilities Disposal facilities UV-VIS scanning ...

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by justcurious91
Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: semester long projects any suggestions????
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Views: 3331

Re: isotope labelling of cells?

... like Mith wrote. In our lab we use tritium-labelled thymidine, which the cells then incorporate into their dna and this can be measured with scintillation counters that measure beta decay. Tritium is a weak radiation source and thus fairly safe to use, yet reliable to measure.

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by biohazard
Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: isotope labelling of cells?
Replies: 5
Views: 2718

Carbon-14 isotope used in translocation

... of the radiation is low—which contributes to it’s non-penetration—but at the same time, that makes it more difficult to detect. You have to use a scintillation counter of some sort; P-32, by contrast, is easy to detect with a simple geiger counter. 3. Because it is hard to detect contamination ...

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by blcr11
Fri May 04, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Carbon-14 isotope used in translocation
Replies: 1
Views: 2580

The Fiber Disease

... attracted to amino acids when tested in a radioassay. The bacterium was labeled with P(i), and the disintegrations per minute determined by liquid scintillation counting were proportional to the number of cells accumulating in microcapillaries containing amino acids. Positive chemotaxis was observed ...

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by Nadas Moksha
Sun Aug 20, 2006 12:39 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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