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.

Dr Kate Hammer

Can tea tree oil get rid of pimples?

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Researchers at The University of Western Australia and Royal Perth Hospital are conducting a study to see whether a face wash and gel containing tea tree oil is effective for treating mild to moderate acne (pimples).

Freya Shearer

UWA student wins 99th Rhodes Scholarship in 100 years

Friday, 1 November 2013

A leading honours student from The University of Western Australia who plans to undertake Masters Degree studies in Global Health Science and Research in Public Health at Britain's prestigious Oxford University has won UWA's 99th Rhodes Scholarship in 100 years.

Winthrop Professor Daniel Green

People with declining memories sought for exercise study

Monday, 28 October 2013

Researchers from The University of Western Australia are looking for people concerned about their declining memory to participate in a new study into the effects of exercise on brain function.

Art by Glen Stewart

Arts beat sport for healthier living

Friday, 25 October 2013

The arts are a great way to promote healthy living, according to researchers from The University of Western Australia.

Is art at the heart of health?

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

We recognise the importance of nutrition and exercise to well-being, but how does art affect health?  This is exactly the question PhD candidate Christina Davies at The University of Western Australia is asking.

$775,000 boost for joint research efforts

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Research into honeybees, a clock for the Square Kilometre Array and the next generation ‘microscope in a needle' to find cancer will be among dozens of projects to receive a slice of almost $775,000 awarded by The University of Western Australia to collaborative research efforts across the globe.

Perth's great outdoors: just an urban myth?

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

A tool that determines just how much green space Perth people have access to and what needs to be provided to get them off the couch and back into the ‘great outdoors' has been developed  by researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Celebrities join Kimberley health workshops

Monday, 23 September 2013

Two of Australia's leading aged care advocates will travel to Broome this week to lend the nation's top health researchers a hand.

No evidence that alcohol causes depression: study

Thursday, 12 September 2013

There is no truth to the long-held belief that alcohol causes depression, clinical neuroscientists from The University of Western Australia have concluded.

Parenting study to examine impact of violent fathers

Friday, 6 September 2013

Improving the parenting experiences of children and the safety of women is the aim of a new project involving researchers from The University of Western Australia.