Fluorescence Measurement

950A: Calcium Fluorescence System

950A: Calcium Fluorescence System

Complete calcium contractility system including light source, optics, photomultipliers and twitch-based software

955A: FluoroTrack – Calcium Fluorescence Software

FluoroTrack is powerful, twitch-based, software that enables physiology researchers to easily measure intracellular calcium along with tissue length, force and sarcomere length.

Content for the Muscle Physiologist

  • Out of This World Research at Brock University - Space Flight’s Impact on Female Mice Reproductive Health

Out of This World Research at Brock University: Space Flight’s Impact on Female Mice Reproductive Health

November 29th, 2023|Interviews, Muscle Physiology, News, Videos|

NASA's SpaceX CRS-29 launched on November 9th, a commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station (ISS) that was also carrying scientific experiments and technology demonstrations. Included amongst these was the Rodent Research-20 (RR-20) payload, the contents of which will be studied by Brock University's Dr. Val Fajardo and his team using Aurora Scientific equipment upon its return.

Renewed Interests: Harnessing Engineered Constructs to Explore Novel Strategies in Regenerative Medicine

November 6th, 2023|Cardiovascular, Materials Science, Muscle Physiology, Publication Review|

Tissue engineering is at the forefront of regenerative medicine, offering immense promise for restoring or enhancing the function of impaired tissues and organs. While tissue constructs remain costly in clinical settings, their use as a research tool holds vast potential for drug discovery, aiding and expediting the screening of drug candidates. In this publication review, we will discuss three recent publications leveraging specialized equipment from Aurora Scientific to advance the innovative field of engineered tissue constructs.

  • Cancer Cachexia-Induced Muscle Atrophy

Cancer Cachexia-Induced Muscle Atrophy

October 19th, 2023|Muscle Physiology, Publication Review|

Cancer cachexia is a muscle wasting syndrome that is associated with certain cancers, but most commonly with advanced malignancies. This syndrome arises as a result of tumor-induced metabolic changes, causing the body to break down skeletal muscle and adipose tissue in response to nutritional deficiencies. These changes manifest as severe weight loss, anorexia, asthenia, and anemia, impairing the patient's capacity to tolerate infections, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments (Dhanapal et al., 2022). While research characterizing the multifactorial origins of this syndrome is still ongoing, three recent publications featuring our scientific equipment have made notable advances in the current understanding of this muscle wasting disease, and are discussed in this publication review.

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