I have some questions about the NYU device... and some answers and practical
help would be appreciated.....
I 'm having a bit of trouble with this
NYU impactor thing:
- getting my rats to survive
- getting the drop to be a good one (i.e. aligning the
rod in the exact position, getting the computer to
read a good drop, without any errors, etc.)
- doing the laminectomy in the short amount of time
stipulated by the guidelines/protocol (i.e. make the
drop withing 60 to 75 minutes of first anesthetic
- getting the rat to go down after anesthesia in a
short time, so i have enough time left to do the
surgery and get rat in impactor.
- getting the rat all proped up in the darn
impatcor.... it still takes me too long (although the
other day i did it in the right time-frame!!!!)
However, need to have the drop be consistent and know
that it'll work every single time i decide to do one!
Those are some of the hurdes i'm having to overcome.
I am overcomming them, slowly but surely. But i'm
wondering if there's any tips or suggestions someone
can give me so that i can get this wole
process to go a bit faster ??? :)
Thanks in advance.....
Priyantha Herath MD
Division of Human Brain Research,
Dept. of Neuroscience,
tel: +46 8 728 7783
fax: +46 8 30 90 45