24 Feb

A benefit and a burden; the diabetes technology dilemma

Advances in pathology technology provide more data faster, but is there such a thing as too much information? An estimated 2.7 million Australians have diabetes, a condition affecting the way the b
24 Feb

Trials and tribulations; pathology’s role in clinical trials

The term ‘clinical trial’ is laden with the hope of wonder treatments and medical breakthroughs but beyond the medical community, few people know what is truly involved in clinical trials and how
24 Feb

Digital pathology: enabling accurate diagnosis at a distance

We often talk about how pathology has changed over the years but there are also changes happening in the field today. Digital pathology continues to make the news as more labs explore its possibilitie
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

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.
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
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

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
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