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Histology is the important and fundamental study of plant, human and animal tissue. Histopathology describes the investigation of disease, hence is vital as part of the diagnosis of probably most disorders. To view tissues under the microscope, coloured stains need to be applied, and these resources are an introduction to the most widely used stain of all - Haematoxylin and Eosin.

The videos below are from a very experienced histopathologist - Mike Ball, who has inspired many students to study histology, and go on to work as biomedical scientists in hospital laboratories. He is a walking encyclopedia of histology and staining. The resources then go on to address the basics of stain chemistry, and 'assorted goodies' contains a full stain manual for teaching purposes and other classroom resources.


Histology and the Haematoxylin and Eosin (H&E) Stain

Historical background to the stain
Background to the history of the Haematoxylin and Eosin stain and the histochemical method. Mike Ball
H&E steps

1) Step-by-step guide to the H&E stain
2) clearing and mounting the slide

Mike Ball
Stain chemistry
Basic principles of stain chemistry Viv Rolfe
Stain recipes
Assorted goodies - a classroom stain manual and PowerPoint presentations Viv Rolfe


Histology Image Resources

Blue Histology from The University of Western Australia
This is an amazing histology and stain resource that I have used in teaching for some years. It has very simple navigation in which instructors or students can search for a range of stains and tissue types. Available:

Copyright - Openly available
Not explicitly licensed under Creative Commons, the 'Copyright tab' states the materials are freely available to use excluding commercial purposes.

Page checked an updated May 2017.


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