[Histonet] Reprocessing tissue

kemlo kemlo <@t> f2s.com
Tue Mar 25 08:19:39 CDT 2008

Still looks like a washing machine.



From: Dolores Townsend [mailto:TownsendD <@t> childrensdayton.org] 
Sent: 25 March 2008 12:35
To: kemlo; 'Joe Nocito'; 'Cheryl'
Cc: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Reprocessing tissue


Well, actually...

Somewhere, somehow, a Scientist who was also a Histology Technician was
reprocessing tissue the way you do, through xylene and alcohol, when (s)he
looked at the cleaning cycle on the processor: xylene, than alcohol. And
(s)he thought: "Mmmm, I wonder..."

So (s)he tried it and it worked.

Than another Scientist, who happened to be a Histology Technician, thought:
"Is it really necessary to clear the tissue before reprocessing it?"

And (s)he tried, and it worked. So they wrote a paper about it to let
everyone know...

No, Science is not dead. Someone had to come up with the automated
processor, and the vacuum, and the microwave staining and processing. I am
sure that the future will still show new improvements. But it's going to be
very hard to embed or cut or troubleshoot the staining without a Histology
Technician, who also has to be a Scientist.


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