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HistoQuarterly: KIDNEY

Working in a histology lab means that I get to see a lot of what our body looks like under the microscope.  Quarterly I will share with you some of my photos from the microscopic world of our inner space and tell you a little bit about what we’re looking at. This quarter we are … Continue reading

Everybody loves a picture round

No matter how many rounds there are in a quiz, it’s usually the picture rounds that tend to go down the best with me.  Today I hosted a histology lab-based quiz. Here’s what the quiz’s picture round had to offer: How many do you know off the top of your head?

HistoQuarterly: FALLOPIAN TUBE

Working in a histology lab means that I get to see a lot of what our body looks like under the microscope.  Quarterly I will share with you some of my photos from the microscopic world of our inner space and tell you a little bit about what we’re looking at. The organ of focus … Continue reading

HistoQuarterly: GALLBLADDER

Working in a histology lab means that I get to see a lot of what our body looks like under the microscope.  Quarterly I will share with you some of my photos from the microscopic world of our inner space and tell you a little bit about what we’re looking at. This quarter I return … Continue reading

HistoQuarterly: CERVIX

Working in a histology lab means that I get to see a lot of what our body looks like under the microscope.  Quarterly I will share with you some of my photos from the microscopic world of our inner space and tell you a little bit about what we’re looking at. As it is Cervical … Continue reading

HistoQuarterly: BREAST

Working in a histology lab means that I get to see a lot of what our body looks like under the microscope.  Quarterly I will share with you some of my photos from the microscopic world of our inner space and tell you a little bit about what we’re looking at. This year is National … Continue reading

Cells and their “-plasia”

With so many medical prefixes and suffixes, sometimes a diagrammatic breakdown is very useful where possible, especially when multiple words use the same one.  After scouring the internet, I noticed there wasn’t any decent search results for “-plasia” (or “-plastic”), which is a very common suffix used when describing the appearance of cells.  So I … Continue reading

HistoQuarterly: VAS DEFERENS

Working in a histology lab means that I get to see a lot of what our body looks like under the microscope.  Quarterly I will share with you some of my photos from the microscopic world of our inner space and tell you a little bit about what we’re looking at. The tissue I have … Continue reading

HistoQuarterly: LYMPH NODE

Working in a histology lab means that I get to see a lot of what our body looks like under the microscope.  Quarterly I will share with you some of my photos from the microscopic world of our inner space and tell you a little bit about what we’re looking at. This year is National … Continue reading

How do histologists diagnose tuberculosis?

Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by the bacterium Mycobacteria tuberculosis.  It most commonly presents in the lungs because inhalation of the M. tuberculosis organism is its easiest mode of entry into the body. It can be really difficult for a clinician to suspect if a patient has TB.  This is because visible symptoms do not show … Continue reading

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Della Thomas

Della Thomas

Hello, my name is Della and I'm a Specialist Scientific Lead in histological dissection working for the NHS in England.

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