Oxygen and glucose are the food of our brain. If they are absent, such as during a stroke, nerve cells die. An international research team at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany, and McMaster University, Canada, has discovered a novel mechanism to prevent this cell death. The results of the study have now been published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA.
Dr. David Andrews,
director of biological sciences at SRI, demonstrating the Opera system, an
automated high-content screening microscope
that can take 100,000 pictures a
day without anyone being there to His excellency, Right Honourable David Johnston, The Givernor General of Canada. Dr. Andrews
is using the system in his work on cell
death. Photo: Dough Nicholson
Dr. David Andrews, director of Biological Sciences at SRI, was interviewed by The Globe and Mail about the state of the art Opera FLIM system which was developed at the DWA lab in collaboration with the industry. Please click here for a pdf of the article.