Disease in the Aftermath of 9/11

Around 8 am on the morning of Tuesday 11th September 2001, everything appeared normal, on the streets of Manhattan. Sadly, … Continue reading “Disease in the Aftermath of 9/11”

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Cancer Clusters and Ocular Melanoma – Coincidental or Credible?

The risk of developing cancer depends on many factors, such as age, genetics and the environment. Although a high proportion … Continue reading “Cancer Clusters and Ocular Melanoma – Coincidental or Credible?”

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Cervical Screening and the Importance of HPV Testing

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a circular, double-stranded DNA virus that induces warts on skin and mucosal surfaces. The lesions … Continue reading “Cervical Screening and the Importance of HPV Testing”

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An Unintentional Outcome from a Kidney Transplantation

Although commonplace, kidney transplants are major operations and as such are associated with certain complications, the most feared of which … Continue reading “An Unintentional Outcome from a Kidney Transplantation”

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A Brief Perception of Tumour Pathology

Healthy cells are an essential requirement for normal bodily functions and depending on cell type they may be uniform or … Continue reading “A Brief Perception of Tumour Pathology”

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Whole Slide Imaging and it’s Impact in the Histology Laboratory

For more than a century, the diagnosis of disease has been achieved by the microscopic interpretation of stained tissue sections. … Continue reading “Whole Slide Imaging and it’s Impact in the Histology Laboratory”

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Lyme Disease – An Unhealthy Consequence of Outdoor Activity

Health promotion and disease prevention are two powerful benefits of spending time in the great outdoors. In some countries including … Continue reading “Lyme Disease – An Unhealthy Consequence of Outdoor Activity”

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Tumour Sampling and Large Format Histology – Why Bigger is Better!

The application of large format histology in routine clinical diagnosis is reasonably well established. However, large specimens such as breast, … Continue reading “Tumour Sampling and Large Format Histology – Why Bigger is Better!”

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From Body to Block – A Brief History of Tissue Processing

Since the word ‘tissue’ was defined in the late 1700s by Marie Francois Bichat, the father of histology, the advances … Continue reading “From Body to Block – A Brief History of Tissue Processing”

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Oral Cancer and the Distinguished Doctor

Born somewhere in mainland Europe on the 6th May 1856, this patient was the first of many children. When he … Continue reading “Oral Cancer and the Distinguished Doctor”

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