Welcome to e-Histology! The purpose of this website is to discuss the microscopic anatomy of tissues and cells. Histology is commonly performed by examining various cells and tissues by making use of a microscope.
Sometimes, live cells are isolated, maintained in an artificial environment and studied, for the benefit of humanity. Histology is an essential discipline when it comes to medicine.
Histopathology, a branch of histology, studies diseased tissues, helping diagnose serious illness like cancer. The specimens are prepared by histo-technicians, highly trained specialists who study histo-technology.
Often times, chemical fixatives are being used in an effort to prevent the cells and / or tissue from degradation. The process will preserve the cell / tissue integrity, but sometimes it can damage the enzymes.