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

Free 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 able to undergo free genetic tests to assess their risk of devel
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
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
Jun 30, 2017 New breakthroughs

Magnificent mutations: when genetic variations are good news

Genetics is an area that hits the headlines often, with many health conditions caused or influenced by genetic variations. Fortunately, g
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 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