Researchers at the Lions Eye Institute (LEI) and The University of Western Australia have pioneered a study of the world’s first and only laboratory model of a rare type of retinal disease, paving the way for new treatment pathways.
We need government support to improve legal aid services to help people resolve property matters where family violence is involved, according to research led by The University of Western Australia in collaboration with researchers from Murdoch University and the University of Notre Dame.
A team of archaeologists from The University of Western Australia working with Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation and mining company Rio Tinto have discovered that Indigenous people were not the only ones to leave their mark in the Dampier Archipelago.
An international research team led by The University of Western Australia and The Baker Institute in Melbourne has found a morning bout of exercise reduces the detrimental impact on the pattern of brain blood flow of prolonged sitting in older adults who are overweight or obese.
A study carried out by The University of Western Australia has provided compelling evidence that congenital/early cortical blindness – that is when people are blind from birth or shortly after - is protective against schizophrenia.
A team from The University of Western Australia that has developed a new way of analysing genetic data to determine the risk of diseases such as cancer and heart attack has been selected to develop their technology through the prestigious CSIRO ON Accelerate program.
This article is reprinted with permission of The Australian newspaper. It was published on Wednesday 30 January 2019
The Group of Eight universities has appointed its first female chair. The University of Western Australia Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater will lead the organisation, which represents the eight research-heavy universities, for the next 12 months, taking over from UNSW Vice-Chancellor Ian Jacobs.
A new study of older men carried out by The University of Western Australia has found there is a link between men who have higher levels of the sex hormone estradiol, produced from testosterone, and slower ageing.
Researchers from The University of Western Australia in collaboration with the University of Liverpool, the Natural History Museum, London, and the University of Malaysia, Sabah, have discovered termites play a critical role in helping tropical rainforest plants survive drought.
International headliners prize-winning Nigerian author and poet Ben Okri (below) and Canadian author of Washington Black, Esi Edugyan, will be joined by more than 100 writers, poets and journalists at this year’s Perth Festival Writers Week which runs between 18 - 24 February 2019.
Researchers from The University of Western Australia have conducted a study that has found young women who start having periods early and often have a high body mass index are more prone to cardiovascular problems later in life such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
A biopsy needle that can help surgeons identify and avoid blood vessels in the brain during surgery has undergone initial tests in humans by a research team from The University of Western Australia, The University of Adelaide and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.