30 Jun

Health Minister visits the engine room of healthcare

Most people have never seen inside a pathology laboratory but this month Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt, and Member for Dunkley Chris Crewther MP, visited the laboratory at Frankston Hospital, Vict
30 Jun

Ovarian cancer at 34 makes Letitia an advocate for early diagnosis

Letitia’s story Letitia Linke was young and fit when she first felt a lump in her stomach and went along to her doctor for a check-up. At the time Letitia was 34 years old, and was otherwise feel
30 Jun

Blood tests during pregnancy – what to expect when you’re expecting

During pregnancy, it is common for women to experience a range of emotions and expectant mothers may feel overwhelmed by the many areas of antenatal care recommended. Some aspects of your antenatal
30 Jun

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, genetic variations are not all bad news, there are ways in wh
7 Jun

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 technology that has been a constant of health research headli
28 May

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 that natural mould can produce. But did you know that moulds, y
25 May

“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 of the leading cancer centres in Australia, Professor Scott a
25 May

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. What is Lynch syndrome? Lynch syndrome is an inherited
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