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High School Histology Internship Update

This is the second week of the high school internship program collaborating with WPI.  Their task is to create 25 perfect slides, 5 different stains from 5 different tissues. Each of the tissues are picked by them and must be grossed, cassetted, processed, embedded, cut, stained and microscopic pictures are taken by them.  They In the first week the interns learned all about safety, grossing, processing and embedding.  This week they have been practicing on the microtome.  They have been given 12 tissues to practice facing, sectioning, laying on the bath, separating sections and section placement on slides.   Tomorrow I will explain and show them how to do H&E staining on some of their cut tissues.  We will discuss the elements of each of their tissues grossly and microscopically so that they can choose their next 4 special stains.  After their tissues are all stained, they will write short descriptions of each tissue to highlight it’s unique composition.  Follow this program with me for the next 6 weeks.

 

 

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Special Stains Issues

Special stains can be finicky.  If you do one little thing wrong, it might not come out the way you want.  We have seen so many different problems in a variety of settings that it pays to be precise in all calculations with regard to solutions creations and protocol times.  For example, A stain might look abnormal if left in running water too long.  The stain may look pale or devoid of a background color.  Stains can be re-done by washing out with copious amounts of water.  Sometimes this can be achieved if left in alcohol other than 100%.  Water washes the stain out.  It can leave bare traces of what there once was.

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