Gift gives hope to Alzheimer's sufferers

Friday, 19 September 2014

A charity set up by a self-made Mandurah businessman who left Perth at the age of 14 has donated $150,000 to help find better ways to treat depression in people with Alzheimer's disease.

Winthrop Professor Denise Chalmers, Professor Jane Heyworth and Ms Jo Hocking

UWA trio receive sector's highest level of teaching recognition

Thursday, 18 September 2014

An expert in enhancing teaching and learning in higher education, an environmental epidemiologist who enables students to become well-rounded practitioners, and the coordinator of a program that matches students with industry professionals were this week recognised with prestigious awards.

Professor Yee Leung

Ovarian cancer remains elusive to early diagnosis and successful treatment

Monday, 15 September 2014

A population-based study of all ovarian cancer cases diagnosed in Australia in 2005 found a crude five year survival rate of 35 per cent.

Lee Nedkoff

Study reveals heart health improving for diabetics

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have found that the rate of heart attacks in Western Australians with diabetes has declined substantially during the past decade despite a rapid rise in the prevalence of diabetes.

$3 Million in child health research grants

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

A study into treating life-threatening allergies is among 15 child and adolescent research projects led by scientists from The University of Western Australia that have shared in $3million in State Government funding.

Winthrop Professor David Mackey

WA researchers working towards new treatment for glaucoma

Monday, 1 September 2014

Western Australian researchers have played an important role in a major international collaboration to discover genes for glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness.

Babies at mothers' group

Groups, communities help new parents cope: studies

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Parenthood is a significant life transition; a time often experienced by new parents as overwhelming and emotionally and physically exhausting - and new research into families in Perth's newer suburbs suggests that mothers' groups and play groups play a vital role in helping new mothers feel less isolated and anxious.

Illustration of brain

Could your brain be reprogrammed to work better?

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have shown that electromagnetic stimulation can alter brain organisation which may make your brain work better.

Microscope in a needle team

Microscope in a needle an award finalist

Friday, 1 August 2014

The world's smallest microscope - which can fit into a needle and is capable of detecting cancer cells often missed by surgeons - has earned its inventors at The University of Western Australia a place in the finals of the 2014 WA Innovator of the Year Awards.

Winthrop Professor Timothy Davis

Diabetes champion wins national award

Friday, 18 July 2014

A consultant physician at The University of Western Australia has been awarded the prestigious Australian Diabetes Society's 2014 ADS-Kellion Award for his contribution to diabetes research.

New partnership invests in Myanmar's future

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Woodside and The University of Western Australia have formed a partnership to support the developing nation of Myanmar, formerly Burma, as the country restores its education system.

Associate Professor Kevin Pfleger

High profile award to WA scientist

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Outstanding Western Australian researcher, Associate Professor Kevin Pfleger, has won the Endocrine Society of Australia's Mid-Career Research Award.

Professor De Wet Swanepoel testing Keziah Maisiri

New app just what the ear-doctor ordered

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Data from the World Health Organisation shows that more than five per cent of all the people in the world (about 360 million) suffer from permanent disabling hearing loss, and more than 32 million of these are children.  In developing areas, up to 80 per cent of people with hearing loss have no prospect of early detection.

Kriti Sharma, Tithi Kulkarni and Dominic Wu (5th Year medical student at UWA)

Camp to help leavers make the ‘big decision’

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Sixty high-achieving Year 12 students from around the State were the first to trial The University of Western Australia's latest initiative to help arm school leavers with a better understanding of the opportunities available to them to enhance their professional futures.  

Better fun than being on holiday for Indigenous kids keen on science

Thursday, 3 July 2014

School holidays? What school holidays?

Fifty Indigenous students in Years 9 and 10 will be having a different kind of fun when school breaks up at the end of the week - including learning about designing a world championship-winning racing car, launching rockets, extracting DNA from strawberries, experimenting with liquid nitrogen, making moulds of teeth and challenging their sporting abilities.

'Community conversations' about heart disease

Researchers call for community help to better manage heart disease

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Heart disease is still the number one killer of Australians - and researchers at The University of Western Australia want to meet people who have had, or care for someone, with heart disease, heart failure or atrial fibrillation.

Assistant Professor Susan Peters

State funding for medical research

Monday, 30 June 2014

Five researchers from The University of Western Australia have been awarded State Government funding of $10,000 each in this year's New Independent Researcher Infrastructure Support (NRIS) awards.

Professor Livia Hool

Researchers find link to failing heart in muscular dystrophy

Thursday, 26 June 2014

In a world first, researchers at The University of Western Australia have discovered a communication breakdown may be responsible for causing heart failure in people with muscular dystrophy.

Brain Bee Champ Harman Sharma St Mary's College, Broome

Broome student is WA bid for Australia’s brainiest kid

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Year 10 student Harman Sharma from St Mary's College, Broome has won the WA championship and will now represent the State at the Australian Brain Bee Challenge.

Students with brain

Who is Australia’s brainiest kid?

Thursday, 19 June 2014

More than 80 outstanding Year 10 students from WA are preparing for the competition of their young lives to determine who will represent the State at the Australian Brain Bee Challenge.