Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Honey Used to Preserve Tissue Samples

Data on Life Sciences Reported by R. Almaaini and Co-Researchers
Obesity, Fitness & Wellness Week, 8 November 2008

( -- "The preservative and antimicrobial powers of honey have been known for centuries. Recently, it has been shown that tissues preserved in low concentrations of honey and stained with hematoxylin and eosin yield results comparable with tissues that have been conventionally fixed in formalin," investigators in Wales report…

The researchers concluded: "These results Support the use of 10% honey as an alternative to formalin in the histological demonstration of connective tissues without the need for amendments to existing laboratory protocols."

Almaaini and colleagues published their study in the Journal of Histotechnology (Honey as an alternative to formalin in the demonstration of connective tissue components. Journal of Histotechnology, 2008;31(2):67-72).Add Image

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