Foldscope Utility Workshop

The workshop is conducted in a Government High Secondary School chikali in a rural area of Ujjain by the team of Department of Paediatric of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain M.P.  

Spirogyra

Spirogyra is commonly found in clean water and it produces food through the process of photosynthesis. Usually, spirogyra algae are seen as floating slimy masses, during summer. They are often referred to as ‘scum’. Spirogyra is a genus of green algae that belong to the order Zygnematales. These free-flowing, filamentous algae are characterized by ribbon-shaped chloroplasts…

School Survey

School survey for Foldscope is conducted in a govt. higher secondary school, Fazalpura by the team of Department of Paediatric of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain Student was excited to know about Foldscope

Tara Pacific – San Diego to Panama – Overview

I had the chance to go onboard Tara, a famous scientific vessel that has sail nearly 100,000 km around the Pacific Ocean for more than two years. I participated to the last scientific leg of this fabulous adventure, a leg from San Diego to Panama. Tara is a 36 meters aluminum-hulled schooner, 10 wide and…

Exocervix

The exocervix lined by stratified squamous epithelium with underlying stromal tissue as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Endometrium

The section from endometrium shows atrophic endometrial glands along with inflammatory cell infiltrate of polymorphism, atrophic endometrium with endometritis as seen under foldscope as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Exocervix

The section from exocervix shows hyperplastic stratified squamous epithelium consistent with the clinical finding of prolapse 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%,…

Adenocarcinoma

The section shows squamous epithelium along with glandular spaces lined by cuboidal cell with nuclear hyperchromasia and pleomorphism as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

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…

The hair follicle is a dynamic organ found in mammalian skin. It resides in the dermal layer of the skin and is made up of 20 different cell types, each with distinct functions. The hair follicle regulates hair growth.

Fungus [Plural- Fungi]

Fungi can be single celled or very complex multicellular organisms. This is a mould type of fungus. Moulds are made up of very fine threads (hyphae). Hyphae grow at the tip and divide repeatedly along their length creating long and branching chains. Most fungi can reproduce through both sexual and asexual reproduction. Asexual reproduction occurs through the…

Movement of Rumen protozoa as seen under a foldscope

Here’s a short video on movement of Protozoa’s present in Rumen fluid, as seen under a Foldscope. Sorry for the bad video quality, tried my best juggling the camera phone, foldscope and trying to keep track of the protozoa which swims quite fast!!. As for the method of I kept a drop of the filtered…

Human Cheek Cell

            Human cheek cells have a lining of flat and polygonal cells with irregular boundaries, which are arranged edge to edge. As a result, they seem to form a delicate sheet or lining of cells. There is a presence of a small, densely staining structure in the cell nuclei of…

Onion cell

It was my first attempt to use foldscope. It was very surprising to watch cells, cell wall, cell membrane and nucleus of an Onion peel with such clarity in a simple microscopic tool.

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,…

Sebaceous Cyst

The section shows sebaceous cyst lined by stratified squamous epithelium and keratin flakes inside as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Prostate

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

Carcinoma Stomach

The section from stomach growth shows malignant cells with pleomorphism, high N:C (Nuclear-Cytoplasmic) ratio, hyperchromatic nuclei showing features of carcinoma as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Stomata under Foldscope

The stomata of flower Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis as seen under Foldscope from R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain