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Abstract Submission Requirements

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Important Guidelines

Abstracts should:

observe the following (see example):

PLEASE NOTE: You cannot edit your abstract after it is submitted.  Proofread your abstract carefully.

Sample Abstract (Single Author)

Abstract Title:
OF SQUIRRELS AND MEN: A STORY OF PLATELET STORAGE

Name of Author(s):Bailee Sliker (Scott Cooper)

Abstract: Platelets are routinely used in transfusions, yet they cannot be stored in a refrigerator or else they will be cleared rapidly when re-injected into a patient.  The objective of this experiment is to see if platelets from ground squirrels are resistant to cold storage, and thus could serve as a model to develop methods to store human platelets in the cold. To test this we will flourescently label platelets from humans and ground squirrels, store them at 4C and 37C for up to 48 hours, and measure their uptake by cultured human liver cells. Previous research has shown that human platelets stored at 4C are rapidly taken up and we predict that ground squirrel platelets stored at 4C will be resistant to this cold storage. 

A helpful resource as you develop your abstract: http://uwc.ttu.edu/OWL/writing_elements/elementsreviewframe.asp