Using An Optical Microscope To Detect Disease

Using An Optical Microscope To Detect Disease It is commonly known that the use of optical microscopes has opened the door to discovery about the microscopic world.  The microscope has become a key tool in the detection of diseases. Sickle Cell Anaemia/ Sickle Cell Disease is a rising cause of illness, sometimes leading to death,…

How Microscopes Can Help Win The War On Cancer

How Microscopes Can Help Win The War On Cancer Whoever you are; whether you are a millionaire, or only own the clothes you are standing up in, then you are vulnerable to cancer. Cancer can affect every one of us, either directly or through someone we know and can cause utter devastation in our lives….

How We Can Help Save the Honey Bee

How We Can Help Save the Honey Bee Nothing says summer like sitting in the garden with your favourite tipple and the sleepy buzz of bees in the background. But a UN report has shown that more than 40% of our invertebrate pollinators, including bees, are facing global extinction. In the UK, we have more…

15 Things You Should Know About Stem Cells

15 Things You Should Know About Stem Cells 1) Adult stem cells and embryonic stem cells are the two fundamental kinds of stem cells. 2) Stem cells differ from other known cells for many reasons, these cells are unspecialised and can form into different kids of cells like as a nerve or a heart cell….

A Look Into the Future: What Will the Microscope Industry Look Like in 10 Years?

A Look Into the Future: What Will the Microscope Industry Look Like in 10 Years? Predicting anything related to science or technology is pretty much all guesswork when you consider the speed in which things are being developed. Living in an age of eyeglass phones (Google Glass {https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Glass}), roll up television screens and drones is…

What Are Epithelial Cells and Where Are They Found?

What Are Epithelial Cells and Where Are They Found? Look at your face in the mirror. Beauty anxieties aside, you can generally agree that the skin appears to be one smooth surface. In actual fact, it is made up of millions of tightly packed skin cells- or, if you want to get a little more…

Micronutrients vs Macronutrients

Whether it’s from a science magazine or a diet blog, you’ve probably encountered the conundrum that is micro and macronutrients already. You don’t have a clue what they are but you know unquestionably that it’s very important that you get enough of both, with a proper combination of all the different varieties (because yes, there…

What Is Kohler Illumination?

Köhler illumination is the predominant technique for sample illumination in modern scientific light microscopy. It produces equally distributed transmitted light and ensures the microscope reaches its full resolving potential. To get the best possible image from brightfield phase contrast, differential interference contract, or polarozation optical setups with light microscope, it’s essential that the light path…

Under The Lens: The Wonder of Vitamin C

Vitamin C (also known as L-ascorbic acid) is an essential nutrient for sustaining both human and animal life. We only really think of it when we’re about to get a cold (or are trying to fight one off!). It’s absorbed by the body through both active transport and simple diffusion. A deficiency in vitamin C…