2 Mar

Cervical cancer screening – what you need to know

In December 2017, the National Cervical Screening Program changed, and now provides a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) test for women aged 25-74 every 5 years. Although the program can offer the chance to p
31 Jan

Pathology is on the coronavirus case

New viruses in the coronavirus family often originate in animals and are then spread to humans, but how does knowing this help doctors and scientists to track and treat the latest outbreak? What happ
30 Jan

Cancer survivor Iain meets the hidden doctor who made diagnoses during his operation and guided the surgeon’s hand

A few days before Christmas, commercial pilot and competitive cyclist Iain Clark had an operation to remove cancer at the base of his tongue. The unusual cancer case required a novel approach to su
30 Jan

Digital descriptions of diagnostics – Lab Tests Online builds traction

New data released from Lab Tests Online Australasia (LTOAU) indicates that healthcare professionals and consumers are accessing the pathology information portal in greater numbers. Curated by an ed
19 Dec

Bacteria doesn’t take a Christmas break, so nor does microbiology

Mitchell Brown has been in the bug business for about 18 years and is now a Senior Hospital Scientist of a General Microbiology Unit. He works at the Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at
29 Nov

Jason Clare MP meets the pathologist who diagnosed his melanoma

Federal parliamentarian for the NSW seat of Blaxland, Hon Jason Clare MP, has visited a pathology laboratory before, but his recent visit to Kossard Dermatopathologists, a laboratory specialising in s
28 Nov

Getting blood samples from A to B is quicker with PatNav

Pathology couriers are non-medical transport drivers who collect and distribute pathology specimens between doctors' surgeries, hospitals and pathology laboratories. Pat Pitman is a pathology couri
22 Nov

The ‘Agartists’ of microbiology – winning awards with pictures on plates

The winners have been announced of the 5th annual agar art contest run by the American Society for Microbiology, and the submissions are truly incredible. The artworks are all made by painting livi
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