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.

Winthrop Professor Osvaldo Almeida

Exercise key to a longer, happier life

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Sustained physical activity can add years to life and substantially improve the quality of those years, according to the latest results of a long-term study into more than 12,000 elderly Western Australian men.

Winthrop Professor Assen Jablensky

Genetic breakthrough another step to understanding schizophrenia

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

A consortium of scientists from 20 countries, including researchers from The University of Western Australia, has made a major breakthrough in understanding the genetic basis of the debilitating disorder, schizophrenia.

WA Chief Scientist, Professor Lyn Beazley

Young brain-injured people to benefit from new scholarship

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Brightwater - one of the State's biggest providers of care - has joined The University of Western Australia to establish an inaugural PhD Scholarship.

$5M health boost for preterm babies and Indigenous children

Friday, 23 August 2013

Ground-breaking collaborative research to improve longer-term health outcomes for preterm babies and better health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children has underpinned the establishment of two new National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centres of Research Excellence based at The University of Western Australia.

Associate Professor Evan Ingley

Enzyme 'Lyn' linked to anaemia

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

New research by a team including experts from the UWA-affiliated Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) has proved a link between an enzyme known as "Lyn" and the blood disorder anaemia.

UWA Assistant Professor Shane Colley

Slirp effect affects sperm's swimming ability

Friday, 16 August 2013

A gene known to affect hormone action in breast and prostate cancer cells has now been proven to have an impact on male fertility, according to research by a team including cancer specialists from The University of Western Australia.

Greener suburbs foster leaner lifestyles

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

If governments are serious about combatting obesity - which has almost doubled worldwide in 30 years - they should encourage land developers to provide neighbourhoods with high quality green spaces as well as access to a mix of service and convenience goods and public transport.

Research Assistant Professor Ruth Thornton

Glue ear mystery solved – and researcher hears applause

Thursday, 8 August 2013

The sleepless nights families face when painful ear infections strike kids may be over if a researcher associated with The University of Western Australia has her way.

WAIMR researcher Dr Patrick Candy

Colon cancer discovery could take treatment up a notch

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Scientists at the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) have made an exciting discovery which may lead to more effective chemotherapy treatments of colorectal cancer patients.

Time running out to get ready for flu season

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

People are being urged to ensure they've had their vaccination with the flu season expected to hit in Western Australia within weeks.