29 Jul

Diagnosis of cirrhosis – new approaches to liver disease detection

Your humble liver could be described as the human body’s hard-working janitor - it furiously mops up compounds in our blood left over once the body metabolises everything we ingest. Rates of liver
29 Jul

How Australians have been leading the fight against cervical cancer since 1978

Dr Colin Laverty was a remarkable man; a significant art collector, educator, writer and publisher. He was also a world-renowned gynaecological cytology and histopathology specialist. His initial rese
11 Jul

Can double dipping really spread diseases?

Hands up who remembers the Seinfeld episode where Costanza committed the ultimate social faux pas and double-dipped his chip? We all know public double-dipping is, well, a bit gross. But just how b
11 Jul

Cheating. Intimidation. Murder. This is not your average lab story.

Cheating. Intimidation. Murder. These aren’t words you associate with pathology laboratories. But the World Anti-Doping Agency’s investigation into state-sanctioned doping in Russia has shown tha
29 Jun

Holy Water: A fertility drug made with the Pope’s blessing and nun’s urine

Photo credit and read the source article at: http://qz.com/710516/the-strange-story-of-a-fertility-drug-made-with-the-popes-blessing-and-gallons-of-nun-urine/ If you take yourself back to high schoo
27 Jun

Making the Invisible Visible – pathology protects women’s heart health

This month the Heart Foundation is putting a spotlight on women’s heart health as part of their campaign Making the Invisible Visible. Heart disease is the number one killer of Australian women -
31 May

From fasting to faster; cholesterol testing changes are better for all

Cholesterol testing has traditionally required all patients to fast for eight hours prior to having their blood taken. However, a new look at the effect of fasting on test results and the reference ra
31 May

Pathology is a living and a lifeline for Tasmanian collector Kathy

Kathy Boulter from Hobart understands pathology from both sides of the needle. She has worked as a collector in the Tasmanian capital for more than ten years so has seen many patients pass through he
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