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
25 May

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. All eating disorders can have serious consequences, and bec
18 May

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 device (ISDD) can significantly reduce contamination of bloo
28 Apr

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 things they wish their patients knew before they arrived for
27 Apr

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 patients with severe anaemia from autoimmune haemolysis. This i
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