13 Aug

Dr Harry Nespolon: a passionate leader and advocate for general practitioners and the health of Australians

The former President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Dr Harry Nespolon, passed away at the end of July. Despite his 9-month battle with pancreatic cancer, he inspired those w
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
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
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
13 Sep

Google and the Gram: celebrating the stain used in every laboratory

On 13th September the daily Google Doodle celebrated the 166th birthday of Hans Christian Gram – the man behind the Gram stain. Developed in 1884, Gram staining is a staining technique that aids
30 Aug

“I love being in the front-line” says Blood Bank Senior Scientist

Michael Wiggins talks about his passion for pathology While studying biomedical science at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Michael Wiggins never thought he would find himself following a career i
26 Jul

Medical scientist and make-up artist Georgina shares her love of pathology

South Australian medical scientist Georgina Sassine loves her job, in particular enjoying the detail orientated exploration into solving the complexities of disease and the human body. “I love be
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