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Hematoxylin and eosin (H&E)

What are hematoxylin and eosin? Hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) are two stains commonly used on tissue samples so that they can be seen under the microscope. ¬†Hematoxylin sticks to DNA which turns the nucleus blue or purple. Eosin sticks to proteins and other parts of the cells which turns them pink or red. Pathologists often …
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