Interview with a scientist: Brain Atlas - past, present and future challenges

October 29, 2019

Today we meet with Dr. Jan Mulder, group leader of the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) brain profiling group at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, and the director of the Brain Atlas, a brand-new addition to the (HPA) project. His research interest is to identify proteins involved in brain development, normal brain physiology and pathophysiology of brain disorders by using an antibody-based approach combined with multiplex fluorescence immunohistochemistry.

We asked Jan 10 questions about the past, the present, and the future of the Brain Atlas.

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Human Protein Atlas / Immunohistochemistry

3 case studies: antibodies are valuable tools in clinical research

October 01, 2019

Applied biological or biomedical research aims to reach a thorough understanding of the physiology of organisms and to further development of disease therapeutics. Some scientific discoveries have narrow applicability or scope and are sometimes serendipitous or even entirely unexpected. Other have wider applicability and transferability having proved enormously useful over a wide range of domains. Among the latter are research antibodies. Read more to discover how they help progressing science.

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Antibody Validation / Immunohistochemistry

Buffers and chemicals - how to succeed with your IHC part III

September 17, 2019

Washing- and staining solutions, blocking agents, detection and mounting solutions. Successful immunohistochemical staining requires reliable, high-quality reagents to fixate, to wash and permeabilize the tissue. But what is the rationale behind the fact that certain buffers or storage conditions are better to use than other, or is it all just empiric?

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Immunohistochemistry

Interview with a scientist: Tissue Atlas - past, present and future challenges

September 03, 2019

Today we meet with Dr. Cecilia Lindskog, group leader at Uppsala University in Sweden, and the site director of the Tissue Atlas part of the Human Protein Atlas (HPA). Her research is focused on protein science, understanding the biology and functions of human proteins expressed in different organs, and the underlying mechanisms leading to cancer and other diseases. We asked her 10 questions about the past, the present, and the future of the Tissue Atlas.

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Human Protein Atlas / Immunohistochemistry

How can I stain multiple proteins in the same tissue or cell?

June 25, 2019

As a rule, the complex biology and spatial organization of tissues and solid tumors poses a scientific and diagnostic challenge that is not sufficiently well addressed by standard immunohistochemistry (IHC) procedures. How come this is the case? The answer is that single IHC staining provides data on only one marker at a time. So, how do you stain multiple protein in the same cell or tissue?

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Immunohistochemistry

3 steps to publishing a paper using the Tissue Atlas - a case study

June 11, 2019

In this blog, we would like to tell you about that time when researchers interested in a new therapeutic target for patients with type 2 diabetes, knocked at our door asking for help, and how we used the Tissue Atlas, part of the Human Protein Atlas project, to answer their questions. But let’s start from the beginning.

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Human Protein Atlas / Immunohistochemistry

Interview with a scientist: multiplex IHC - past, present and future challenges

May 28, 2019

Today we meet with Dr. Kristian Moller, Principal Scientist at Altas Antibodies, to ask him 10 questions about past, present, and future of multiplex immunohistochemistry.

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Immunohistochemistry

Interview with a scientist: IHC - past, present and future challenges

April 30, 2019

Today we meet with Dr. Caroline Kampf to ask her 10 questions about past, present, and future of immunohistochemistry (IHC). 

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Immunohistochemistry

Antigen retrieval - how to succeed with your IHC part II

April 16, 2019

How many samples? How much money and time have you wasted trying to unmask a protein on your IHC samples? Tissue fixation in immunohistochemistry often negatively impacts on your immunostaining by masking the epitope of interest. Read on to learn about the most common antigen retrieval methods used to restore epitope-antibody binding.

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Immunohistochemistry

Tissue processing - how to succeed with your IHC part I

April 02, 2019

Would you print your childhood best and precious memories on a low-quality photographic film? I wouldn’t. However, just like me, you probably have hundreds of old faded yellow photos abandoned in a drawer. Images quality relies on high-quality printing films…and so does your immunohistochemical staining. Tissue handling and tissue processing determine the quality of your IHC results. You want high resolution?  Let’s understand how to achieve it.

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Immunohistochemistry

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