Jul 27, 2017 Pathology Explained

A race against the clock for infection detectives in Queensland

Gold Coast Health Microbiologist, Dr Sam Maloney was about to go away on 2 weeks’ leave when an unusual bacterium turned up in his laborat
May 28, 2017 Real-life stories

Breaking the mould with Agar Art

If you’ve ever forgotten a loaf of bread in the bread tin whilst on holidays, you’ll know some of the fantastic colours and patterns tha
Apr 18, 2017 Pathology Explained

Pathology saves the day when cosmetic surgery goes awry

This Medical Mystery is courtesy of Dr Allison Bond, a resident in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. It has been adapted
Feb 17, 2017 New breakthroughs

WA scientists find the bacterial version of Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak

Harry Potter used his father's invisibility cloak to fight evil and revel in the odd school-boy prank along the way. But it seems multi-re
Jan 16, 2017 Pathology Explained

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 d
Jan 13, 2017 Real-life stories

Is Angus the cutest addition to the war on superbugs?

Angus the English springer spaniel is providing an unusually adorable way to detect superbugs in a Vancouver hospital. Whilst his human coun
Sep 29, 2016 New breakthroughs

Could the answer to antibiotic resistance lie with a 25-year old from Melbourne?

Earlier this month all 193 UN member states agreed to combat the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. At the general assembly last week
Apr 29, 2016 People of pathology

Getting the microbiology bug: Dr Petra Derrington tells us what fascinates her about microbiology

Microbiology deals with diseases caused by infectious agents (known as pathogens) such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Microbiolo
Feb 14, 2016 Pathology Explained

Mouldy what? This funny-sounding instrument has cut some pathology turnaround times from days to minutes

Microbiology is an area of pathology that looks at microorganisms such as bacteria. Bacteria can cause well known infections including golde
Nov 11, 2015 Pathology Explained

It’s getting hot in here….

Neisseria gonorrhoaea bacteria - responsible for gonorrhoea infections With an El Nino event forecast for summer 2015, it seems Australia