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Apr 23, 2017 New breakthroughs

Drones being used to transport lab samples in world-first

The use of drones to transport medical samples is not a new phenomenon. In 2015 CSIRO focused their annual unmanned aerial vehicle challeng
Apr 20, 2017 New breakthroughs

Australian researchers discover link between blood type and infection risk

*Photo by Todd Hardingham Australian infectious disease researchers at the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute have found th
Apr 20, 2017 New breakthroughs

Pathology in your pants?! How a pantyliner can help detect risk of premature birth

Premature birth carries risks of health problems for a baby. Many things can contribute to a premature birth, and many women who give birth
Apr 18, 2017 Pathology Explained

Pathology saves the day when cosmetic surgery goes awry

This Medical Mystery is courtesy of Dr Allison Bond, a resident in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. It has been adapted
Mar 30, 2017 People of pathology

A dangerous parasite, a hidden tumour and leprosy….pathology in Tasmania

Pathologists in Australia receive a range of samples from a broad spectrum of patients, particularly as around 50% of the population had a p
Mar 30, 2017 New breakthroughs

Finding the meaning of genes

We hear a lot in the news about breakthroughs in genetics but there is still a lot that isn’t known about our genes. The good news is it h
Mar 30, 2017 Pathology Explained

What is overdiagnosis and what should we do about it?

The term overdiagnosis is not one most patients are familiar with and in medical circles is highly controversial. There is some debate ar
Mar 22, 2017 New breakthroughs

Parliamentarians pursue diabetes checks

(Pictured L-R: Greg Johnson, CEO Diabetes Australia, Rowan Ramsey MP, Pat Roche, John Crothers, Chairman PAA, Graham Jones, Ambassador PAA)
Mar 17, 2017 Pathology Explained - People of pathology - Real-life stories

Great hair day as medical scientist raises thousands for cancer research

Paul Zerafa has just had a great hair day. Having grown his hair in dreadlocks for just over 12 years, today he took part in the World’s G
Mar 8, 2017 Pathology Explained

International Women’s Day 2017: celebrating women in pathology

Did you know 70 per cent of pathology professionals in Australia are female? That’s more than 24,000 awesome Australian women working in c