To make new friends, walk the dog

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Dog-walking is one of the top five ways to meet new people, according to research at The University of Western Australia.

Assistant Professor Karen Upton-Davis

Living apart together: what's in it for men?

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

More committed Australian couples are choosing to live in two houses instead of one - and a researcher at The University of Western Australia wants to know how Living Apart Together (LAT) relationships might affect men.

Fish oil found to help serious pregnancy complications

Monday, 29 July 2013

Taking fish oil during pregnancy could limit the effects of serious complications such as gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia and miscarriage as well as enhancing fetal growth, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Tim Inglis (left) and Liam OConnor on HMAS Tobruk

Pathologists join army to fight infectious diseases in PNG

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Two pathologists at The University of Western Australia - who are also Australian Army Majors - have just returned home after fighting a war on germs in Papua New Guinea.

Call for better sugary foods import data as obesity rises

Monday, 22 July 2013

Better collection of data on food sugar levels will provide ammunition for the ongoing battle against rising obesity according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Professor Roger Hart

Poor sperm count linked to early development

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Male babies that do not have good fetal growth or are exposed to their mothers' smoking are more likely to have a lower sperm count as adults, according to a new study by Roger Hart, Professor of Reproductive Medicine at The University of Western Australia and medical director of Fertility Specialists of Western Australia in Perth.

Finding cancer's 'Achilles heel' may save lives

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Research on mice has identified new treatment options for one of the most common cancers - and a researcher at The University of Western Australia is part of the international team responsible.

A neuron matrix

Scientists explore the mind with epigenomic maps

Friday, 5 July 2013

Comprehensive mapping of the human brain epigenome by UWA and US scientists uncovers large-scale changes that take place during the formation of brain circuitry.

Medical specialists form a rock band

Specialists rock n' roll to support cancer research

Friday, 5 July 2013

The cream of Perth's medical specialists have fond memories of  1975, when a group of mates at The University of WA decided they'd form a rock band to help pay their bills.

Associate Professor David Blacker

Forum to examine latest neuroscience research

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Using music to teach spelling to children with autism, new directions in stroke research and recent advances - and ongoing challenges - in diagnosing genetic causes of neuromuscular disorders are among research topics to be presented by local and national experts, and leading students at a forum to be hosted by The University of Western Australia later this month.

Professor Steve Zubrick

Unemployment and family separation affect grandchildren

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and its affiliate, Perth's Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, have found the impact of long-term unemployment and separation in a family extends to future generations.

Professor Pat Dudgeon

Culture at the heart of Indigenous healing

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander conceptions of healing, empowerment and leadership differ from Western concepts and must be considered if the mental health and social and emotional well-being of the nation's first Australians are to improve, according to the co-chair of a new group.

I-pod, therefore I am - but am I OK?

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Children from primary and secondary schools around the city and in regional WA are being recruited for the first study internationally to assess the impact of screen-based technologies on their mental health over an extended period.

Professor Yusuf Nagree

'Flawed data' driving hospital emergency department policy - study

Monday, 17 June 2013

Measures taken to ease the pressure on overcrowded hospital emergency departments have been based on flawed data which wrongly blames general practice patients for clogging the system, according to a study by emergency specialists from The University of Western Australia.

Adjunct Professor Wendy Oddy

Teen health risk rises with more than a can of soft drink a day

Friday, 7 June 2013

Teenagers who drink more than one standard can (375g) of sugary drinks a day are putting themselves at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease such as heart disease or stroke in later life.

Breastfeeding mother and child

New program to help GPs treat breastfeeding problems

Thursday, 6 June 2013

A ground-breaking new program will provide general practitioners with scientifically based diagnosis and treatment plans for women experiencing breastfeeding problems.

Winthrop Professor Nigel Laing and Assistant Professor Gina Ravenscroft

Gene discovery to help parents to avoid fatal baby disease

Thursday, 6 June 2013

One of the genes which causes a muscle disease so severe that newborn babies rarely survive beyond a few days has been discovered by an international team of scientists, coordinated by The University of Western Australia affiliate, the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR).

e-learning sharpens health students' skills

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Second and third year pathology, microbiology, pharmacology and medicine students at The University of Western Australia will have their critical thinking and analytical skills sharply honed for an ever-changing work environment thanks to new e-learning suites opened today.

Research Professor Anne Barden

Simple scoring method to check pregnant women's diabetes and cardiovascular risk

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have developed a simple scoring method to predict the risk of women with gestational diabetes developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease later in life.

Winthrop Professor Bruce Robinson

UWA boasts two Western Australians of the Year

Monday, 3 June 2013

The University of Western Australia congratulates staff-member Winthrop Professor Bruce Robinson for being named Western Australian of the Year 2013 and graduate Michael Sheldrick for his Youth Award.