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
26 Aug

“Barely a week goes by that we don’t come across something new” – pathology at the forefront of research

For the first time in Australia, whole genome sequencing is available, offering hope to Australian families affected by rare, genetic conditions and with the potential to further scientific knowledge
25 Aug

CRISPR: the gene-editing revolution beckons

With potential applications in everything from gene therapy, drug research and diagnosing viruses Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) is at the front of the medical worl
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
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