Light microscopy image showing a normal blood film with red blood cells and several white blood cells (leukocytes). Blood films are small amounts of blood smeared across a slide and examined under the microscope. They can be used to investigate disorders of the blood and some parasitic infections, including malaria. Credit: Wellcome Images.
Rudraksha-fruit-the revered Rudraksha tree (Eleocarpus ganitrus). Westerners call this the “blue marble tree,” but the name Rudraksha comes from Sanskrit. Rudra is an incarnation of the god Shiva, while aksha means eye. The name Shiva’s eye refers to the brilliant blue fruit it bears: