Apr 28, 2017 The Doctor’s Doctor

We need to talk about diagnostic errors

Getting the right diagnosis is a central tenet of health care. In most cases a correct diagnosis is issued, but occasionally errors are made
Apr 28, 2017 Pathology Explained

Four things your pathology collectors wish you knew

One in two Australians will have a pathology test this year, but have you ever been caught out unprepared? We asked collectors what are the
Apr 27, 2017 People of pathology

Lab tales: a week providing life saving blood

Pathologist Ellen Maxwell reflects on a week in haematology. Last week on call started with simultaneously juggling two young male patien
Apr 27, 2017 Pathology Explained

A genetic defect carried by 1 in 200 people – mitochondrial disease

We’re excited to announce this month the addition of the Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation to our roster of amazing supporters.
Apr 23, 2017 New breakthroughs

Drones being used to transport lab samples in world-first

The use of drones to transport medical samples is not a new phenomenon. In 2015 CSIRO focused their annual unmanned aerial vehicle challeng
Apr 20, 2017 New breakthroughs

Australian researchers discover link between blood type and infection risk

*Photo by Todd Hardingham Australian infectious disease researchers at the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute have found th
Apr 18, 2017 Pathology Explained

Pathology saves the day when cosmetic surgery goes awry

This Medical Mystery is courtesy of Dr Allison Bond, a resident in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. It has been adapted
Mar 30, 2017 People of pathology

A dangerous parasite, a hidden tumour and leprosy….pathology in Tasmania

Pathologists in Australia receive a range of samples from a broad spectrum of patients, particularly as around 50% of the population had a p
Mar 30, 2017 New breakthroughs

Finding the meaning of genes

We hear a lot in the news about breakthroughs in genetics but there is still a lot that isn’t known about our genes. The good news is it h
Mar 17, 2017 Pathology Explained - People of pathology - Real-life stories

Great hair day as medical scientist raises thousands for cancer research

Paul Zerafa has just had a great hair day. Having grown his hair in dreadlocks for just over 12 years, today he took part in the World’s G