The University of Western Australia and its affiliate, the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research have welcomed a commitment by the Australian and New Zealand Prime Ministers to fast track the development of a vaccine against rheumatic fever - an important contributor to premature deaths and reduced life expectancy in Indigenous communities.
A major national and international genetic eye disease research project led by Australian researchers has identified a family of genes related to collagen that influence corneal thickness and disease risk. The cornea is the transparent outer covering of the eye.
Despite widespread belief that the world's jellyfish population is exploding, a new international study suggests that there is no real evidence of a global increase in jellyfish over the past two centuries.
Both Shark Bay, Western Australia and Florida Bay, Miami, are home to subtropical marine environments with similar geological chemical and biological characteristics but, according to The University of Western Australia's leading marine ecologist, we're not taking advantage of science that could lead to better sustainable management of these bays.
A research team from The University of Western Australia's School of Paediatrics and Child Health (SPACH) has won a slice of a $1 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fund an international study which could lead to earlier and more effective treatment of HIV infections in Sub-Saharan Africa.
US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton tonight took part in the launch of the Perth USAsia Centre, a new West Australian-based institution aimed at strengthening ties between the United States, Australia and the Asian region.