24 Feb

How pathology solved the puzzle of 12-year-old Jay’s pain

In September 2016 Ellen Francavilla’s grandson had been sick for around 2 months. Twelve-year-old Jay was experiencing abdominal pain, loss of appetite and had terrible lethargy. Jay had missed s
24 Feb

A benefit and a burden; the diabetes technology dilemma

Advances in pathology technology provide more data faster, but is there such a thing as too much information? An estimated 2.7 million Australians have diabetes, a condition affecting the way the b
24 Feb

Trials and tribulations; pathology’s role in clinical trials

The term ‘clinical trial’ is laden with the hope of wonder treatments and medical breakthroughs but beyond the medical community, few people know what is truly involved in clinical trials and how
24 Feb

Digital pathology: enabling accurate diagnosis at a distance

We often talk about how pathology has changed over the years but there are also changes happening in the field today. Digital pathology continues to make the news as more labs explore its possibilitie
21 Feb

Could this technology detect bowel cancer early by “sniffing” your breath?

A diagnostic group in the UK has begun a 1,400 patient clinical trial to test the potential of technologies known as eNose and FAIMS (Field Asymmetric Ion Mobility Spectrometer) in the early detection
17 Feb

WA scientists find the bacterial version of Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak

Harry Potter used his father's invisibility cloak to fight evil and revel in the odd school-boy prank along the way. But it seems multi-resistant bacteria have their own invisibility cloaks and they
15 Feb

Not just a pretty face: Hugh Jackman’s photo tells of skin cancer danger

There are three types of skin cancer; basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Actor Hugh Jackman used social media earlier this week to let the public know he has had his 6th skin
9 Feb

Personalized medicine on a whole new level for mutliple myeloma

Research coming out of the University of Wisconsin could bring new hope to cancer patients previously left with limited options. Multiple myeloma is a form of blood cancer that currently has no cur
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