2 articles published in JoVE
Sampling and Analysis of Animal Scent Signals David Walker*1, Stefano Vaglio*1,2 1Department of Biology, Chemistry and Forensic Science, University of Wolverhampton, 2Department of Anthropology & Behavior, Ecology and Evolution Research Centre, Durham University We have developed an effective methodology for sampling and analysis of odor signals in order to understand how they may be used in animal communication. Particularly, we use headspace solid-phase microextraction coupled with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry to analyze the volatile components of animal odors and scent-markings.
A Technique for Subcutaneous Abdominal Adipose Tissue Biopsy via a Non-diathermy Method Vasileios Chachopoulos*1, Petros C. Dinas*1,2, Markella Chasioti3, Athanasios Ζ Jamurtas4, Yiannis Koutedakis2,4, Andreas D. Flouris1 1FAME Laboratory, Department of Exercise Science, University of Thessaly, 2Institute of Sport, Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing, University of Wolverhampton, 3Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Thessaly, 4School of Physical Education and Exercise Science, University of Thessaly We standardized an abdominal adipose tissue biopsy using a non-diathermy method performed under local anesthesia. Three cases of excessive post-operation bleeding out of 115 operations (2.61%) occurred.We conclude that an abdominal adipose tissue surgical biopsy using a non-diathermy method can be safely applied to healthy men.