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Tissue Image of the Month - Hairs and follicles

2017-02-17
Follicles Hair Image of the week Tissue Atlas

A hair and hair follicle stained with H&E showing the different layers: a) external root sheath, b) internal root sheath, c) cuticle layer, d) medulla and e) cortex.

Hello everyone!

Tissue Atlas group is pleased to announce the launch of the Tissue Image of the Month. Previously, you have had the joy of experiencing interesting images of cellular organelles and proteins described by the Cell Atlas. Now we also hope that you will follow the blog posts and pictures of stained tissues with the same excitement and curiosity, as we dive into the world of histology, immunohistochemistry, cells and tissues.

First up - hairs and hair follicles.

Hair fibers consist of cells called trichocytes. The fibers vary in size, disposition and color due to factors such as age, sex, ethnicity and region of the body...Read more


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