Mar 1, 2018 New breakthroughs

Pathology and nuns’ brains; improving outcomes for Alzheimer’s patients

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics dementia is now the leading cause of death for Australian women, overtaking heart disease,
Feb 12, 2018 New breakthroughs

New research is putting the ‘pee’ in peanut allergy testing

It is now widely known in Australia that food allergies are relatively common and much has been done to prevent harm, such as better warning
Feb 1, 2018 New breakthroughs

Poor awareness of bowel cancer screening a worrying risk to Australian adults

The latest research on bowel cancer awareness in Australia has been published in Public Health Research & Practice and shows some concer
Jan 28, 2018 New breakthroughs

The surprising link between gut bacteria and cancer treatment

Personalised medicine, the use of targeted drugs and treatments based on an understanding of a person's genetics, has significantly improved
Nov 24, 2017 New breakthroughs

Genetics promise personalised treatment to prevent glaucoma blindness

The Department of Health has invested $9.46 million in genetics research aimed at preventing glaucoma blindness, through personalised treatm
Oct 26, 2017 New breakthroughs

BRCA gene test brings hope for patients at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer

Australians with a family history of breast and ovarian cancer will soon be more readily able to undergo genetic tests to assess their risk
Oct 26, 2017 New breakthroughs

Origin unknown – how pathology is helping to fight mysterious cancers

Pathology testing is crucial for the diagnosis of cancer, as well as providing guidance for the best treatment options. Cancer treatment
Oct 10, 2017 New breakthroughs

New study supports the case for CA-125 biomarker test in ovarian cancer diagnosis

Research into improving outcomes for ovarian cancer patients is ongoing but a new study out of the UK suggests that greater awareness is ne
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