Aug 24, 2017 New breakthroughs

Medical breakthrough or ethical minefield: Should CRISPR be used on human embryos?

  CRISPR is a gene editing technology with enormous potential to cure disease CRISPR technology has prompted international
Aug 24, 2017 The Doctor’s Doctor

More flu cases or just more flu tests – is this really the worst flu season since 2009?

So far in 2017, more cases of influenza have been reported than last year in the same period but some health professionals have been keen to
Aug 24, 2017 New breakthroughs

Olaparib to be tested on Australian breast cancer patients for the first time

  The OlympiA Study will investigate whether olaparib, a drug treatment for ovarian cancer, is effective for treating breast cance
Aug 24, 2017 Real-life stories

A mother learns the true value of pathology during her son’s tragic battle with leukaemia

  Pathology liaison officer, Dian Kazandjian saw the value of pathology first hand when her only child, Sean, was diagnosed with l
Jun 7, 2017 New breakthroughs

CRISPR tech leads to new screening tool for Parkinson’s disease

Pictured: UCF scientists. Credit: UCF, College of Medicine We’ve spoken a lot about the potential uses of CRISPR – the gene-editing t
May 28, 2017 Real-life stories

Breaking the mould with Agar Art

If you’ve ever forgotten a loaf of bread in the bread tin whilst on holidays, you’ll know some of the fantastic colours and patterns tha
May 25, 2017 Pathology Explained

“Pathology is the art of analysing the tumour” – the role of pathology in cancer clinical trials

Professor Andrew Scott is Head of the Tumour Targeting Laboratory at the Olivia Newton John Cancer Centre in Melbourne. In his role at one o
May 25, 2017 Pathology Explained

Little-known Lynch Syndrome increases cancer risk for thousands of Australians

Lynch syndrome affects approximately 85,000 Australians but only around five percent of people with the condition are currently diagnosed.
May 25, 2017 New breakthroughs

Could genetics be the key to treating anorexia?

Eating disorders are thought to affect nearly 1m Australians1, with anorexia nervosa, bulimia and binge eating disorders the most common.
May 18, 2017 New breakthroughs

Novel device could reduce false positives and over treatment

New research from the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) has shown that a device called the SteriPath initial specimen diversion