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
5 Dec

Call for submissions – Blood!

Science Gallery London in conjunction with Science Gallery Melbourne have opened calls for submissions for a new international art exhibition called 'BLOOD'.  Themes for installations include blood-b
15 Nov

“Kids are doing better and we’re saving lives”: how Australia has led the world in newborn screening

More than half the babies born in the world today still receive no screening. It’s a sad figure, but in Australia, we have an excellent screening program for all babies born here. Newborn screeni
15 Nov

Ten unusual facts from pathology past and present

We’ve gathered together some of our favourite unusual pathology-related facts, here are ten of the best: It may feel like collectors take a lot of blood when you have a blood test, don’t worr
29 Sep

From 230,000 patients to extinct in 15 years: pathology key to defeating hepatitis C

An estimated 230,000 Australians have chronic hepatitis C, and a quarter of cases are undiagnosed. Hepatitis C inflames the liver and unlike the A and B viruses there is no vaccine available. Patholog
26 Sep

What is the answer to ethical concerns regarding genetic research?

In 2014 Associate Professor Nik Zeps, renowned genetic pathologist and Pathology Awareness Australia ambassador, delivered a Ted Talk on the ethics surrounding advances in genetic research and testi
26 Aug

DNA mapping: towards “A universal cancer test”

The chances are you’ve seen a headline over the last month along the lines of “Universal cancer test breakthrough”. But what is the test and are we really on the brink of a “one test fits all
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