Apr 27, 2018 Pathology Explained

Fabry disease: the genetic condition you’ve probably never heard of

Fabry disease is a rare genetic condition with a range of symptoms from skin lesions to heart problems. You’d be forgiven for never having
Apr 5, 2018 New breakthroughs

Mackenzie’s Mission: improving access to genetic screening for prospective parents

"This plan will be a legacy for generations." Those were the words from Paediatric neurologist Dr Michelle Farrar last month in response
Nov 24, 2017 New breakthroughs

Genetics promise personalised treatment to prevent glaucoma blindness

The Department of Health has invested $9.46 million in genetics research aimed at preventing glaucoma blindness, through personalised treatm
Jun 30, 2017 New breakthroughs

Magnificent mutations: when genetic variations are good news

Genetics is an area that hits the headlines often, with many health conditions caused or influenced by genetic variations. Fortunately, g
May 25, 2017 Pathology Explained

Little-known Lynch Syndrome increases cancer risk for thousands of Australians

Lynch syndrome affects approximately 85,000 Australians but only around five percent of people with the condition are currently diagnosed.
Jan 26, 2017 New breakthroughs

New year brings new tests for better treatment of cancer

Genetic testing for cancer is always evolving to help doctors provide the best treatment. A genetic test can be used to determine the bes
Dec 15, 2016 Pathology Explained

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 a
Dec 13, 2016 New breakthroughs

World-first screening trial for genes linked to breast and ovarian cancers

The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is going to be undertaking a world-first screening trial to determine how many women out of a participatin
Nov 15, 2016 Pathology Explained

“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 sc