13 Jan

Is Angus the cutest addition to the war on superbugs?

Angus the English springer spaniel is providing an unusually adorable way to detect superbugs in a Vancouver hospital. Whilst his human counterparts in germ detection may be confined to their laborato
12 Jan

How people power plus paper makes a 20-cent centrifuge

A centrifuge is a highly important tool in pathology laboratories. The instrument spins samples very fast and the centrifugal force created separates different cells, such as red blood cells from plas
5 Jan

The commonly used blood test that could save even more lives

A study published on Christmas day has shown that a blood troponin test could be a more effective way of assessing future heart disease risk than blood pressure or cholesterol. The study, publish
20 Dec

Mobile antibiotic resistance test could reduce superbugs in warzones

A new portable testing device could help healthcare workers identify bacterial infections in areas without access to modern pathology facilities, including warzones or rugged locations. The World H
15 Dec

Our top 5 pathology moments of 2016

We met 9-year-old Bridgette, a budding haematologist on her way to NASA. At the age of 8 Bridgette asked for a microscope for Christmas and told her mum she wanted to be a haematologist. She was la
15 Dec

How a blister led to a surprising diagnosis for Janet

Around ten years ago, when she was feeling tired and run down, Janet Glanville put the symptoms down to stress. At the time, she was under stress caring for her terminally ill parents, she had also
15 Dec

If you’re eating gluten-free and have not had this test, we need to talk.

Sales of gluten-free products continue to rise in Australia. Last year CSIRO conducted a study into the trend and found that as many as 1 in 10 Australians were avoiding or limiting their consumption
13 Dec

World-first screening trial for genes linked to breast and ovarian cancers

The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is going to be undertaking a world-first screening trial to determine how many women out of a participating 10,000 are carriers of common gene mutations associated wi
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