Saturday, 3 August 2019

Histology Systems - short atlas

Histology is an essential tool of biology and medicine; refers to the study of the anatomy of cells and tissues of plants and animals using microscopy. These aspects of human physiology are commonly studied using a light microscope or electron microscope.

Prior to examination, the specimen will have been sectioned, stained, and mounted on a microscope slide. The focus is on the four basic types of human tissues: epithelial tissue, connective tissue, muscle tissue, nervous tissue, together with subtypes, in order to assess health and disease. Histological studies can be conducted using tissue culture, where live animal cells are isolated and maintained in an artificial environment for various research projects.

The ability to visualize or differentially identify microscopic structures is frequently enhanced through the use of staining. For this purpose, staining is employed to give both contrast to the tissue as well as highlighting particular features of interest. There is often a lack of suitable reference books showing high quality histology stains for the medical student and medical practitioner to refer to. The aim of this Atlas is to provide such source material.

In relation to this, Antonella Chesca and Tim Sandle have written an illustrated guide to histology for students. The details are:

Chesca, A. and Sandle, T. (2019) Histology Systems - short atlas, Globe Edit (Lambert Academic Publishing), London, ISBN: 978-613-9-41468-0

For further details, see:

Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle, Pharmaceutical Microbiology

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