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Jun 30, 2017 Real-life stories

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 Cre
Jun 30, 2017 Real-life stories

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.
Jun 30, 2017 Pathology Explained

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 a
Jun 30, 2017 New breakthroughs

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, g
Jun 7, 2017 New breakthroughs

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 t
May 28, 2017 Real-life stories

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 tha
May 25, 2017 Pathology Explained

“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 o
May 25, 2017 Pathology Explained

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.
May 25, 2017 New breakthroughs

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.
May 18, 2017 New breakthroughs

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