Small Cell Carcinoma

Section from lung biopsy shows small spindle to avoid hyperchromatic malignant cells with scanty cytoplasm seen under Foldscope by the student of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Sticky pollen

I had always imagined pollen to have thick, spiny covering called exine, which had germ pores on it. I came across Morning glory plant with pink flowers. It had bell shaped flowers, with the stamens quite deep seated. I took out the anthers, which had some staminal hairs along the filaments.  I could see a…

Marudam Farm School: teachers workshop

A few of weeks ago, a colleague and I visited Marudam Farm School (near Thiruvannamalai), a couple of hours outside Chennai. This is one of the schools that will be part of my Foldscope project. Just as we started the discussion, a lovely seed floated by. So we decided to look at it under the…

Hydronephrosis

Section from kidney shows renal tubules and glomeruli with focal chronic inflammatory cell infilterate as seen under Foldscope from Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Exo-cervix

Section from exocervix shows covering epithelium with benign squamous epithelial hyperplasia as seen in a foldscope from Department of Pathology o R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Epidermal Cyst

Cyst lined by stratified squamous epithelium with underlying keratin flakes as seen in a Foldscope from Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Cholesteatoma

Section shows flattened lining epithelium along with chronic inflammatory cells and flaky material as seen in a Foldscope from student of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Degenrated Disc Material

Section shows pieces of cartilagenous material showing degenerated changes as seen under Foldscope from Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Dermoid Cyst

Section shows covering stratified squamous epithelium adnexal tissue with flaky material inside as seen under Foldscope from Department of Pathology of R D Gardi medical College, Ujjain

Carcinoma

Section shows malignant cells in groups and strands arranged in palisading pattern - featured are of basal cell carcinoma as seen in a Foldscope by the student of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Prostatic Hyperplasia

Section shows prostatic tissue with hyperplastic acini and surrounding stromal tissue as seen in a Foldscope from Department of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Malignant Giant Cell Tumour

Section shows giant cells along with polygonal stromal cells with hyperchromatic nuclei as seen under foldscope by the student of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Pollen and pollen tube in Hollyhock flower

Pink Hollyhock botanically known as Althaea officinalis,  is a garden herb belonging to Malvaceae family. I plucked a flower growing in my friend’s garden to see its pollen. I was excited to  see a germinating pollen with a long pollen tube piercing through the style using a foldscope. This post is open to read and…

Duodenum Biopsy

Section from biopsy of duodenum showing widened villi and stromal oedema as seen under Foldscope from Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Endo-cervix

Section from endo-cervix showing endocervical glands in stroma lined by columnar epithelium as seen under Foldscope by the student of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Exo-cervix

Section from Exocervix showing covering epithelium with benign Squamous epithelial hyperplasia as seen in a Foldscope by the student of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Fallopian Tube

Section from fallopian tube shows fimbrae and surrounding stroma as seen under Foldscope from Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Endometrium

Section from endometrium shows round tubular glands and surroundings stroma proliferative phase as seen under Foldscope from Department of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Chronic Cholecystitis

Section from gall bladder showing chronic inflammatory cell infilterate and fibrous thickening of wall seen in a Foldscope by the student of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Cervix

Section from cervix shows covering stratified squamous epithelium and underlying fibro-collagenous stroma and a blood vessels seen under Foldscope by the student of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Tonsils

Section from tonsil showing covering stratified squamous epithelium underlying lymphoid aggregates as seen under Foldscope from Department of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Endometrium

Section from endometrium shows cystically dilated glands-Retrogressive cystic changes as seen under foldscope from Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Mild Chronic Non-specific Synovitis

Section shows pieces of synuvial tissue with mild infilteration and fibrosis seen in a Foldscope by the student of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Cottage cheese

During my workshop at GGDSD COLLEGE chandigarh I took cottage cheese and suspended it in  water and centrifuged it at 2000 rpm for 2 mins.After 2 mins , I prepared a smear from the supernatant and observed it under foldscope . First I stained the smear with methylene blue and observed cocci . They may…

Peel of Plum fruit

Hello all back with something healthy and nutritious – Plums. Plums have high nutritional value and antioxidant properties. Varieties of plum with darker fruits are regarded as rich in valuable antioxidants. But the major limitation to this healthy fruit is its storage due to short shelf life and softening that reduces its flavor quality and…

Peel of Tradescantia leaf

Tradescantia is a monocot plant with purple colored long leaves having parallel venation. While my mentor @ GGDSD was engrossed in staminal hairs, I tried my hands at making a leaf peel. The amazing part was that many stomata were ripped while peeling the epidermis and they floated in water, as I had made a…

Fibroadenoma

Section from fibroadenoma breast shows ducts and surrounding fibro myxoid stroma as seen in a Foldscope by the student of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Dermoid Cyst

Section from dermoid cyst showing stratified squamous epithelium and flaky material inside as seen in a Foldscope from Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Spongiotic Dermitatitis

Biopsy of skin showing hyperkeratosis spongiosis and inflammatory infilterate in the dermis seen under foldscope by the student of R D Gardi Medical College, ujjain