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Principal clinical investigator Professor Ian Constable

New gene therapy could bring relief for eye disease patients

Monday, 19 May 2014

A new gene therapy for a common cause of blindness could spell the end of invasive monthly injections into the eye, according to researchers at the Lions Eye Institute (LEI) in Perth, Western Australia.

Eric Moses with the Cancer Council WA Award

Cancer Council WA Capacity Building and Collaboration Grant for $1.2 M awarded to team led by GOHaD’s Prof Eric Moses

Friday, 16 May 2014

A collaboration between researchers from the Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease, The University of Western Australia, Curtin University, The University of Melbourne, King Edward Memorial Hospital and the QEII Medical Centre has recently been awarded $1.2M over three years from the Cancer Council of WA.

Damien Macpherson - Credit: ICRAR

Local university student research recognised by NASA

Thursday, 15 May 2014

A 25-year-old PhD student from Willetton has had his research recognised by NASA's Space Telescope Science Institute for its contribution to their upcoming James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), to be launched in 2018.

Fisheries Minister Ken Baston and Winthrop Professor Shaun Collin

$11 million for new marine research facility

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

The international marine and fisheries research status of the State and the nation will be boosted by an $11 million commitment to a research hub in Perth's northern suburbs.

Students views on being a 'good' doctor versus a 'professional' doctor

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

In light of previous research which found that medical students valued compassion, patient-centred care and communication skills over clinical competence and knowledge, new research has sought to further explore medical students' views on professionalism.

Photos may change perceptions about older persons: research

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

They say a picture paints a thousand words - and new research is about to find out if a picture can also help nursing and medical students begin to ‘see' older people in a different light.

Winthrop Professor Osvaldo Almeida

International expert on ageing wins research award

Monday, 12 May 2014

An internationally renowned leader in psychiatry and ageing at The University of Western Australia has been recognised for excellence in research with a prestigious Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Senior Research Award.

Water-saving innovations in Chinese agriculture

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Scientists from China, Australia and Canada have published a critical review of China's freshwater shortage and associated agricultural production and environmental issues.

Guppies

Males produce faster sperm for sisters

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Mating with relatives, or inbreeding, can be costly to both sexes, and in many species males and females avoid mating with siblings.  However, the latest research adds a twist to this story by showing that male guppies produce faster sperm when paired with their sisters.

Researchers win $2.5 Million in Cancer Council WA funding

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Projects ranging from a world-first trial to test radiotherapy for mesothelioma patients to targeted therapies to treat those with advanced breast cancer are among those to be awarded research funding by Cancer Council WA.