Sunday, December 23, 2012

1225. New microscope at Toa Payoh Vets

Dec 22, 2012

A new microscope with software to take images for research and to show clients was purchased by me today. It is able to display the images on the laptop screen. Unfortunately, its software works only with Windows XP while my laptop has Windows 7.0.

So I had to find older versions and older laptops to use this software. My intern Vanessa going to Melbourne Univ  3rd year in 2013 was very hard working and keen in veterinary science. I hope she would be able to complete her "ringworm" project  as her last day would be Dec 25, 2012. We had been working on this project and others for the past week. At first we used the iPhone but the images were not good.

Yet with this microscope under high magnification of 100X, the images were not clear. She used Photoshop on her own initiative and we could see the structures of the hyphae, microconnidia, macroconnidia and more. Wait for her report.

Digital imaging will not be taught in vet schools and this project broadened her skills and expertise and see some "cool" creatures of the fungal family in the Tricophyton genus.       

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