Foldscope as an educational and teaching tool-Histology of Tongue

Tongue- This organ is a mass of interwoven, striated muscle tissue, interspersed with glands and fat and covered with a mucous membrane. Stained with Mallory trichrome stain, which contains three components- aniline blue, acid fuchsin, and orange G. As striated muscle, human tongue muscle usually stains red, due to the orange G component of stain….

Nature walk with Foldscope

Ropar Wetland, an  important ecological zone is located in the Shivalik foothills of the Lower Himalayas and is at a distance of around 50 km from Chandigarh.. Considering the wetland’s diverse and rich biodiversity, a visit to this place was planned. A group of around 50 students went for a nature walk with foldscope to…

Foldscope as an Educational and Teaching Tool-Histology slides of Spleen

To study the histology of Spleen- A Secondary lymphoid organ observed by students in class activity Spleen is a large, ovoid, secondary lymphoid organ situated high in the left abdominal cavity.  Spleen performs the function of filtering blood and traps the blood borne antigens. Blood borne antigens and lymphocytes are carried into the spleen through…

Immunology Class Activity

After attending workshops on foldscopy, students have started enjoying using foldscope as a tool for their routine microbiological work. A class activity was organized to observe histology of various lymphoid organs. It was organized in a small group to make it more interactive session. They have observed primary and secondary lymphoid organs and recorded their…