Foldscope to School Students

As a part of the Foldscope project, an Foldscope awareness program was conducted in the Institutional campus of Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai on 05-01-2019. Students from the 11th and 12th standard of Rajkumar Sulochana Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Madipakkam, Chennai are benefited.

Hatched Earthworm from the cocoon under Foldscope

The earthworm hatched from the cocoon is subjected to microscopic observation under foldscope. We observed the free flow of coelomic fluid in the coelomic cavity of the worm. The targeted drug (Triphala extract) is directly injected into the coelomic fluid so that it can be carried to all body cells of the earthworm. The interior…

Histology of regenerating earthworm

Figure 2: The above figures (a, b) show the histology of regenerating worm. a.) Inhibition of regeneration was observed at a high dose of triphala (150 mg/ml). b.) Triphala in 10mg/ml concentration are able to induce the regeneration capability of earthworm on 6th of post-amputation. c.) The worm amputated at the 30th segment is unable…

Live tracking of earthworm at the different time point of regeneration

Figure 1: The above figures (a-f) show the live tracking of earthworm at the different time point of regeneration (0th hrs, 12th hrs, 24 hrs, 48 hrs, and 72 hrs).  At 72 hours the bud cells start to differentiate and initiate the formation of new anterior segments. Arrow denotes the amputation sites (10th segment).

Foldscope as an eye opener to stimulate student research goals

Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of Sathyabama Institute of Science and technology has organized a one-day Science awareness program on ‘Foldscope Microscope assembly and usage for the School students’ funded by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India on 20-07-2018 at Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Sholinganallur, Chennai. The 10th to 12th standard school students got benefited…