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.
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.
A new study led by The University of Western Australia has found many homeless people are trapped in a ‘revolving hospital door’, often not accessing medical care until they are very sick or in crisis. If discharged back to homelessness, the cycle continues, and at Christmas there will be patients in hospital with no home to go to.
A University of Western Australia research project that uses acoustic sensing technology to detect gut disorders, and could replace the usual invasive colonoscopy method, has won a top honour in the Innovator of the Year Awards.
The UWA Medical Humanities Network together with the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies held a symposium on Friday 26 October exploring “Empathy in Society”. The interdisciplinary symposium highlighted current approaches to empathy research including within the context of medicine and healthcare, with a view to inform how the practice of empathy may be taught and integrated into medical and health professions education.
On 1 November Professor David Sadler, Deputy-Vice Chancellor (Education), and Professor Peter Dean, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education), announced the winners of the UWA Teaching and Leaning Awards, with two academic staff from the Faculty among the winners.
An expert in prisoner health from The University of Western Australia is calling for the Federal Government to stop excluding prisoners from Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) to improve health outcomes and ‘Close the Gap’ for Aboriginal people.
On 15 September 2018, CTEC held their annual Critical Care Medicine Conference at The University Club of Western Australia. The conference was officially opened by The Honourable Roger Cook MLA, Deputy Premier; Minister for Health and Minister for Mental Health.
The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students. To recognise these achievements, a monthly article is published on the UWA news page on the website and in UWA Forward on the first week of every month.
The UWA Dental School Research Day was held on Friday 22 June at the Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research to showcase the exciting research being undertaken within the School. With 150 attendees, the day was extremely well attended, and maintains the increased interest in our research activities.