H&E

What are hematoxylin and eosin (H&E)?

Hematoxylin and eosin are the 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. Why do pathologists use hematoxylin and eosin? …
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