lung with bronchus
What is Histology?
Histology is the study of tissues and organ systems through the examination of the microanatomical organisation of tissues and organs and the relationship between the structure and function of the different types of cells and tissue types.
Human brain preserved in formaldehyde
Formaldehyde or Formalin?
Are the terms 'formaldehyde' and 'formalin' interchangeable? The short answer is yes, they are. Formaldehyde, in its basic form, is a gas. Most people think of formaldehyde as a liquid because this is how it is most commonly used.
Iowa virtual slidebox
Weblink of the Month
The Iowa Virtual Slidebox is an open access collection of virtual slides (whole slide images) for teaching histology and histopathology. You will have to download the free Biolucida Viewer to access the Iowa Virtual Slidebox.
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Welcome to the HUB Histology Laboratory website

A histology go-to site for medical students and post/graduate students in the health sciences.

The HUB Histology Laboratory provides histological support primarily to staff and students within the Department of Human Biology and upon request to other researchers both in the UCT community and other institutions.

Histological services include tissue processing, embedding, sectioning and staining of specimens utilising frozen and paraffin wax embedding techniques.

Please direct all enquiries to the Histology Laboratory Manager.