Foldscope Workshop held on 18 September 2018

The Foldscope Team of D. G. Ruparel College, Mumbai conducted a workshop on Introduction and Applications of Foldscope in Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Bhavan’s College, Andheri, Mumbai on 18th September, 2018. An introductory lecture on Foldscope was given to the participants after which they were taken to the laboratory wherein they prepared slides of fungi, Lactobacillus,…

An organism growing on a table

[An organism was growing on a table and it made me curious so i took an photo of it,that thing was very thin and amazing

Yeast Cells

Yeast is a living organism. It can be used to make bread and alcoholic drinks such as beer and wine. Different species of yeast may cause infections such as thrush. Yeast consists of single cells. They are smaller than animal and plant cells, but slightly larger than bacteria.

Xylem and Phloem of a Monocot Plant

Dicot stems have their vascular bundles in a ring arrangement. Monocot stems have most of their vascular bundles near the outside edge of the stem. … Monocot roots, interestingly, have their vascular bundles arranged in a ring. Dicot roots have their xylem in the center of the root and phloem outside the xylem.

Hair follicle

The base of the hair follicle is called the bulb. The hair bulb contains the actual hair producing part (tissue) known as the Dermal Papilla. The Dermal Papillae connects with the blood vessels to draw the nutrients for hair growth.

Elodea plant cell

This Elodea leaf cell exemplifies a typical plant cell. It has a nucleus, and a stiff cell wall which gives the cell its box-like shape. The numerous green chloroplasts allow the cell to make its own food (by photosynthesis). The central vacuole takes up most of the volume of the cell. It is transparent, but…

Protozoa in healthy Rumen Vs Rumen acidosis

Rumen acidosis is a serious condition by which there is a drastic decrease in the pH of the rumen in cattle. Rumen lactic acidosis develops in ruminants that have ingested large amounts of feed rich in carbohydrates. It results in the production of large quantities of Volatile fatty acids (VFA) and lactic acid, thereby decreasing…

Foldscope workshop & Trail

The Foldscope team of D.G. Ruparel College organised a workshop for M.Sc. Zoology  second year students.  On 6th September 2018, a hands-on session was held wherein the participants assembled their own Foldscopes with  great interest. On 11th September 2018, the participants were taken to Malad Trail in Sanjay Gandhi National Park. They took their Foldscopes…

Foldscope Orientation Workshop

A workshop for tenth standard students of S.R.T Vidya Mandir High School, Virar, Palghar District, was conducted on 8th September 2018 by the Foldscope Team from D.G. Ruparel College, Mumbai. A total of 100 participants from both English and Hindi medium attended the workshop with great enthusiasm. They were greatly thrilled to see the slides…

Cervical features are consistent with prolapse

The section from exocervix shows hyperplastic stratified squamous epithelium consistent with the clinical findings of prolapse as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Tonsillar Cyst

The section shows cystic structure lined by stratified squamous epithelium with inflammatory cells in the space and surrounding lymphoid tissue as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Cervix

The section shows cervix lined by stratified squamous epithelium with lymphocytic infiltrate as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Dermoid Cyst

The section shows a cyst lined by stratified squamous epithelium with hair follicles and flaky material with mild inflammation as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Chronic Appendicitis

The section shows appendix, mucosal epithelium glands and dense lymphocytic infiltrate in lamina propria and muscularis as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Posterior Spiracle of Maggots ( Musca domestica Larvae)

Here’s a beautiful and detailed picture of the processed Posterior Spiracle of the Musca domestica Larvae, which was collected from an infected wound. The larvae was boiled in 10% NaOH for about 5 mins and was thoroughly rinsed in water. It was then dehydrated for 2 – 5 mins in increasing concentrations of alcohol ( 70%,…

Tiny white cohabitants in the worm bin

The springtail is a small and naturally abundant invertebrate with complex mouthparts used to suck fluids from decomposed foods and fungi. What makes them unique is a forked tail-like appendage called a furcula under the abdomen that launches the springtail into the air for a quick getaway. One thing they have in common with red wigglers is that…

Segments and setae of earthworms

                      Earthworm is a segmented worm; a terrestrial invertebrate belonging to the phylum Annelida.  Earthworms have a tube-like arrangement or cylindrical shaped and reddish-brown segmented body. The body consists of S-shaped setae, which help in locomotion in the earthworm. Setae are present in each segment except in the first,…

Gram staining of bacteria

Bacteria are broadly divided into two groups, Rods and Cocci depending on the shape of their cells. Cocci refer to bacteria which are spherical, whereas Rods are rod shaped. An identification process known as Gram Staining shows the bacteria stained red/pink, which classes the bacteria as Gram negative or Gram positive.This procedure relies on the…

Workshop at IES New English School, Bandra, Mumbai

Foldscope Orientation Workshop was conducted for the eighth standard students of Indian Education Society New English School, Bandra. It was organised through the Science Club of the school. The students were very keen and attentive during the explanation of the Foldscope. They were very thrilled to use the Foldscope and to observe the slides.

Dandruff fungus

Dandruff can have several causes, including dry skin, seborrhoeic dermatitis, not cleaning/scrubbing often enough, shampooing too often, scalp psoriasis, eczema, sensitivity to hair care products, or a yeast-like fungus. Dry skin is the most common cause of flaking dandruff.

Squamous cell carcinoma

The section shows epithelial cells showing anisonucleosis, hyperchromatism, vesicular nuclei and cell carcinoma as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Prostatic Hyperplasia

The section shows prostatic tissue showing hyperplastic and dilated acini as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Aphis gossypii (Common Cotton Aphid)

Name of Institution: CMR National PU College at ITPL, Bangalore. Student’s Name: Anjali Manoj Specimen Observed:  Aphis gossypii (Common Cotton Aphid)                                                                  On the 24th of July, I,…

Thyroid

A section from thyroid shows thyroid capsule, thyroid follicles filled with colloid and lined by cuboidal epithelium as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain