Muscular dystrophy is a genetic disease characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal muscles which controls movement. The muscles of the heart and some other involuntary muscles are also affected in some forms of muscular dystrophy.
In this fourth part of the Fixation and Fixatives series, we look at some of the many popular and traditional fixative solutions that have been used in histology for the last 100 years. This part has an overview of proprietary solutions and...
In this final part of the Fixation and Fixatives series, we look at practical ways to optimize fixation quality, discuss how heat effects fixation, and finish with an introduction to the relatively new field of microwave fixation.
This article describes a system for embedding of tissues for the preparation of frozen sections. The system is easy to learn and offers many advantages over conventional methods, including speed, high precision and predictability, and reduced tissue wastage.