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Laboratory Focus September 2010

Laboratory Focus is Canada's leading editorial-based lab publication. Providing readers with the latest technology updates through application and tech notes, as well as covering new products and trends in laboratories across Canada.

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2 September 2010 Laboratory Focus news New advances will further brain research of diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's The University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine scientists have been involved in the development of new technology that monitors brain LabFocus.fisherbrand.Dec09.pdf cell activity at a resolution never achieved before. The University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine, proved it is possible to cultivate a network of 12/11/09 9:09:53 AM brain cells that reconnect on a silicon chip, or the brain on a microchip. Developed with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), the new silicon chips are also simpler to use, which will help future understandig Continued on page 3 PUBLISHER/EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Terri Pavelic SENIOR WRITER Tonya Costoff staff writer Shawn Lawrence CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Jim Mulry Sebastian Thaler NATIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER Patricia Bush One source for better value GRAPHIC DESIGNER Elena Pankova CONTROLLER John R. Jones Fisher Scientific is proud to offer Fisherbrand, MARKETING MANAGER Mary Malofy the preferred choice of laboratory professionals for reliable products at a better value. With a SUBSCRIPTION INQUIRIES Fax: 905-727-4428 wide selection of readily available products, Fisherbrand delivers outstanding value, premium features and services. Quality and OFFICE: 24-4 Vata Court Aurora, ON L4G 4B6 Phone: 905-727-3875 Fax: 905-727-4428 E-mail: laboratory_focus@ performance from Fisher Scientific – your one source for the most trusted names in science. SUBSCRIPTION INQUIRIES Fax: 905-727-4428 C Laboratory Focus is published 6 times per year by Promotive Communications Inc. Legal Depository: National Library of Canada ISSN 40052410 Subscription rate in Canada $35/year; USA $60/year; other countries $100/year. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written consent. M Y CM MY CY CMY K Publications Mail Registration Number: 40052410 Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to circulation dept: 24-4 Vata Court Aurora, ON L4G 4B6 E-mail: If you would like to order hard copy or electronic reprints of articles, contact Sandra Service 905-727-3875 x221 Visit today to start saving! ONE SOURCE. INFINITE SOLUTIONS. 1-800-234-7437 Reply card #4371

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