Brain

Can being born blind protect people from schizophrenia?

Friday, 15 February 2019

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.

Professor Tim Inglis

Researchers speed up detection of blood infection

Monday, 11 February 2019

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have developed a new method of detecting blood infection that they hope will dramatically speed up diagnosis and treatment of severe infection.

Teenage girl

Women who start periods early are at greater risk of cardiovascular problems

Wednesday, 9 January 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.

Microscope in a needle

New technology to make brain surgery safer

Thursday, 20 December 2018

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.

Homeless Healthcare

Curbing the revolving hospital door for homeless patients

Monday, 17 December 2018

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.

Bushfire

Anxious people respond worst to bushfire threat

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Research from The University of Western Australia has found people who are anxious or easily stressed are less likely to be well prepared or respond well to bushfires.

Noisy guts image

UWA noisy guts project wins an Innovator of the Year Award

Thursday, 8 November 2018

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.

Empathy in Society Symposium

Thursday, 8 November 2018

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.  

Faculty staff awarded Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

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.  

Dental health care

People affected by mental health at higher risk of poor dental outcomes

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia say more needs to be done to help improve the quality of dental health care for people who are affected by mental health issues.

Craig Cumming

Removing Medicare exclusion would improve prisoner health

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

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.

Study finds migrant women are more at risk of stillbirth

Study finds migrant women are more at risk of stillbirth

Monday, 8 October 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have found women living in WA who are migrants or from non-white backgrounds are more at risk of having a stillborn baby.

Preterm baby

Old drug could have new use helping sick premature babies

Monday, 8 October 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia, King Edward Memorial Hospital and Curtin University are investigating whether an old drug could be used to help very sick premature babies.

CTEC Critical Care Medicine Conference

Friday, 5 October 2018

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.

Mark Holdsworth

Awards and achievements - September 2018

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

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.

Sam Salman

Kid-friendly chocolate formula helps the medicine go down

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have developed a winning medicine formula that makes bad-tasting medicine taste nice, making it easier to treat sick children.

UWA Pharmacy Professor voted in the 2018 Top 12 Agenda Setters List

Friday, 7 September 2018

Professor Rhonda Clifford, Head of UWA’s School of Allied Health, was recently voted in the Australian Journal of Pharmacy’s (AJP) Top 12 Agenda Setters for 2018.

New breakthrough in the war against antibiotic resistance

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Scientists at The University of Western Australia, in collaboration with researchers in Canada, have developed a new compound that can combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

UWA immuno-flowFISH team

UWA team wins Eureka prize

Thursday, 30 August 2018

A medical research team from The University of Western Australia has won the Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology.

UWA Dental School Research Day 2018

Friday, 24 August 2018

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.