Professor Daniel Fatovich

Strategies for sleeping and shift work

Thursday, 27 February 2014

It has been estimated that the risk of working rotating shifts approaches that of smoking one pack of cigarettes per day.  Other issues include problems with sleeping and the social toll, with higher rates of substance abuse and depression.

New direction in medicine offers new hope for kids with asthma

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

A new and emerging field in medicine - which involves the study of a group of proteins known as Interferons - could help unlock therapies for a range of diseases, according to a researcher who has recently won a grant to study the role of Interferons in childhood asthma.

Winthrop Professor Osvaldo Almeida

Alcohol is not a direct cause of cognitive impairment in older men: study

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Older men who consume alcohol are not more likely to suffer from cognitive impairment in later life, according to researchers from The University of Western Australia.

Natural killer cells used to attack spreading cancers

Thursday, 20 February 2014

An international research team has found a way to awaken the immune system's ability to kill spreading cancer cells.

Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall

UWA awarded $4m in federal medical research funds.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

A trial led by Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall using Helicobacter pylori bacteria to build immunity to childhood eczema and allergies is among six research projects at The University of Western Australia to benefit from new medical grants totalling almost $4 million.

Associate Professor Robert McLaughlin (centre) announced winner

UWA triumphs in international technology contest

Friday, 7 February 2014

Western Australian researchers fighting against breast cancer have won the final of an international technology presentation competition held in San Francisco in the US.

Winthrop Professor Lin Fritschi

Outdoor workers face increased cancer risk

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Perth researchers have completed a comprehensive study into Australian workers and their exposure to ultraviolet radiation - a known human carcinogen.

Professor Markus Melloh

Whole spine approach to neck and back problems

Thursday, 30 January 2014

A researcher from The University of Western Australia and the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research has worked with collaborators in the United States to create a new tool to help health professionals improve their treatment of patients experiencing neck or back pain.

Medical students head for the bush

Country practice lures city doctors to the bush

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Medical students from city backgrounds who are exposed to rural practice during their training are increasingly being converted to life in the bush, a new study by the Rural Clinical School of Western Australia (RCSWA) has found.

Christian Long,Katerina Chua,Georgie Carey & Chloe Kirk

High achievers awarded UWA Fogarty Foundation scholarships

Thursday, 16 January 2014

This year's Beazley Medal winner, Katerina Chua, is among ten of the State's highest-achieving students who have accepted UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarships to study at The University of Western Australia.

OCT breast cancer group

Cancer Council WA backs new breast cancer detection tool

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Cancer in lymph nodes will be more likely to be detected with the development of an advanced imaging technique supported by the latest Cancer Council WA grant.

Winthrop Professor Karol Miller

Brainy biomechanics for safer brain surgery

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Patients undergoing brain surgery are likely to benefit from a new technique that can help neurosurgeons predict how the brain will move during operations.

Winthrop Professor Steve Zubrick

Social disadvantage the focus for WA child health researchers

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Researchers from and The University of Western Australia affiliated Telethon Institute for Child Health Research will play a significant role in a new multi-million dollar Centre for Excellence aimed at investigating - and breaking - the generational cycle of social disadvantage.

Winthrop Professor Christobel Saunders

Closer to preventing breast cancer

Friday, 13 December 2013

Researchers are getting closer to winning the war against breast cancer, according to an international team whose work was published in Lancet.

UWA leads international research teams on climate change

Monday, 9 December 2013

Two climate change projects led by The University of Western Australia - one a study into reporting on climate change in the media and another focusing on the challenge of ancient soils under modern land use - have been chosen for funding by the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN).

John Gelavis, HIA; Jenette Creaney; Bruce Robinson, Dale Alcock; Ron Dwyer

Personal loss marks Dale Alcock mesothelioma donation

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

The building industry loses members to mesothelioma at a tragic rate. Perth building identity Dale Alcock's personal loss has been marked with a generous donation that will enable cutting edge genomic research into the disease.

Dr Nick Gottardo

Global assault on childhood brain tumours gains momentum

Monday, 25 November 2013

A global action plan to overcome one of the most common and aggressive forms of childhood brain tumours is gaining momentum after a report outlining key steps attracted high-level international attention this week.

Rise in UWA rural medical graduates continues

Thursday, 21 November 2013

For the second consecutive year more rural medical graduates than ever before will take their professional oath at The University of Western Australia this weekend as numbers continue to rise under UWA's successful Rural Student Recruitment Program.

Associate Professor Markus Melloh

A new way to find out if back problems need surgery

Monday, 18 November 2013

Researchers from Perth and Germany have discovered that a technique commonly used in surgery on the brain is an excellent tool for determining if, and to which extent, surgery is needed for patients with lower back problems.

One of Australia's leading philanthropists, Greg Poche AO and his wife Kay

Aboriginal health and wellbeing to benefit from new multi-million dollar gift

Friday, 15 November 2013

One of Australia's leading philanthropists, Greg Poche AO and his wife Kay, have provided $10 million to The University of Western Australia to create a WA-based centre for Indigenous health.