Terminology of Staining. Online Glossary.

Feb 11, 2019

In December 2018 the Biological Stain Commission published Version 1.0 of an online glossary of words, names and short phrases relating to staining and histotechnique, including fixation, tissue processing and, of course, staining – with dyes, histochemical methods and immunohistochemistry. Notable features are explanations of physical, chemical and immunological terms used in explanations of what the different kinds of fixation, processing and staining do to cells and tissues. There are abundant cross-links between entries, for speedy navigation within the glossary.

This new feature seems popular. It comes up first if you search with Google for stain glossary, glossary stain or even just bscglossa. The current version (1.2) has been online since April 2019.  The BSC will welcome offers of help from members younger than those currently collaborating in this project, in anticipation of extending the scope the glossary in future.