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
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
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