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Nasal Polyp

The section shows polyp lined by covering epithelium along with oedematous stroma and inflammatory cells as seen under Foldscope from Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Exocervix

Section show covering stratified squamous epithelium and underlying stromal tissue as seen under Foldscope from Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Adenocarcinoma

The section from biopsy lungs shows malignant cells forming acini embedded in stromal tissue as seen under Foldscope from Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Fibrokeratoma

Section from biopsy thumb shows fibro-collagenous stroma lined by stratified squamous epithelium as seen under Foldscope from Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Monosodium glutamate crystals

Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is responsible for the umami or “savoury” taste of many of our foods. I was able to buy a tiny amount at a bulk food store for only a few pennies….can’t recall the last time I bought something so interesting for only a few pennies!

Moss in my garde

I located some moss plants growing in a shady corner of my garden.  On foldscoping, I could make out these were moss protonema (i.e. juvenile moss plants). On germination spores of mosses form green filamentous leafy structures that usually lak midrib. These are called Primary protonema. These then give way to slightly big leafy structures called…

9class students have observed cells in onion peel

Help me identify these

I’m totally new to the world of microcosmos. My formal academic background in biology ends at 10th grade(In India). This is a drop of puddle water, and looks like someone’s having breakfast! Can someone help me identify this predator and the prey? (I have probably misunderstood the scene. Experts suggested this is probably a mating…

Flat worm

The sample is collected from an unused pond by our students and observed under foldscope. The following structure is obtained by attaching cellphone to the foldscope.

Demonstration of foldscope to the students of GP Women's College Imphal, Manipur. By N. Nnando24

Raw Honey – polarizing light clip

Raw Honey often contains pollen and tiny bits of beeswax. I think the structure at about 4 o’clock maybe wax, but am not sure if I can say so confidently. As you watch the clip under polarized light, you can see the sugar (primarily glucose and fructose) crystals shimmering. Ambient room temperature is quite high…

TeamFoldscope heading out to Latin America

Friends from Latin America, After a month of planning; Team Foldscope is off to Latin America. This has been a long time coming; with partners around the world. It just took us some time to gather together the resources to make a big trip (thanks for all the support). In this first round, we will…

Raw Honey (Unpasteurized)

Raw Honey plane polarized light.  You can see some of the crystalline structure of the sugars here.