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
26 Jan

The 5 pathology tests you should have this year

A new year can bring a new focus on health. So, amid the ‘detox’, dieting and fitness advice, here are some actual scientific tests you might want to discuss with your doctor in 2017. Skin ca
26 Jan

New year brings new tests for better treatment of cancer

Genetic testing for cancer is always evolving to help doctors provide the best treatment. A genetic test can be used to determine the best treatment for a disorder. For example, a genetic test of a
26 Jan

Forensic pathology: when the lab meets the law

There are several ways in which pathology testing has become an essential legal tool. Many of us are familiar with the breathalyser test used by police to check the blood alcohol level of drivers.
23 Jan

Blood test could be used to predict Ebola deaths

In 2014 western Africa was in the grips of the worst outbreak of Ebola ever recorded. By 2016 it had killed more than 11,000 people. One of the questions on researchers' minds since the outbreak wa
17 Jan

Blood transfusions save lives but are they anti-aging?

It seems like there's a new health fad hitting the headlines every other week these days but this one has caught our attention - and not in a good way. A California-based startup, Ambrosia, is enr
16 Jan

Beautiful glass sculptures reveal the delicate nature of viruses

Many people are familiar with the stunning colour-saturated close up images of viruses and bacteria often found in media and TV shows. But did you know that the colour is false and is added either for
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