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.

Professor Fiona Bull

Public health expert recognised in UK Queen's Birthday Honours

Monday, 16 June 2014

Professor Fiona Bull, Director of The University of Western Australia's Centre for the Built Environment and Health, has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the UK Queen's Birthday Honours for 2014.

Chief Scientist of WA Professor Peter Klinken.

Peter Klinken appointed new Chief Scientist of WA

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Premier and Science Minister Colin Barnett today announced the appointment of The University of Western Australia's Professor Peter Klinken as the new Chief Scientist of Western Australia, the third UWA researcher to be appointed to the role.

UWA Medical Researcher

WA Government Awards $1.85M to UWA Medical Researchers

Friday, 6 June 2014

More than $1.85m in funding has been awarded to 22 medical researchers at The University of Western Australia, as part of the State Government's bid to improve the national competitiveness of WA researchers in attracting national medical and health research grants.

Professor Cate Taylor

Twins talk half as much at two

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

A world first study of language development in toddler twins confirms the widely held belief that twins start to talk later than single-born children.

Motherhood and childcare: is it just a pain in the back?

Thursday, 29 May 2014

A world-first study by a researcher from The University of Western Australia is calling for volunteers to help unravel why being a mum may cause years of back pain and dysfunction.

Hackett Professor Kadambot Siddique AM, FTSE

UWA links to finalists in West Australian of the Year Awards

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Graduates, staff members and students from The University of Western Australia have been recognised as finalists in this year's Western Australian of the Year Awards, which will be announced at a gala dinner on Friday 30 May at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Obesity study

Global study shows obesity rates climbing worldwide

Thursday, 29 May 2014

New Zealand has the highest rates of adult and child obesity in the region and Australians too are becoming obese at an alarming rate with seven in 10 men overweight or obese according to the most comprehensive global obesity study to date.

Human CMV virus

Volunteers sought to boost long-term outcomes of kidney transplants

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are calling for volunteers to participate in a study that will help to determine new methods of assessing the impact of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections in kidney transplant recipients.

Dr Linda Moore 1953-2010 sampling microbialites in 1985_credit Bob Burne

Martian mineral could be linked to microbes

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Scientists have discovered that the earliest living organisms on Earth were capable of making a mineral that may be found on Mars.

Premature baby

Study finds blood test can predict early labour

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

A new blood test can predict whether women having signs of early labour will go on to give birth too soon, according to an international research team.

Principal clinical investigator Professor Ian Constable

New gene therapy could bring relief for eye disease patients

Monday, 19 May 2014

A new gene therapy for a common cause of blindness could spell the end of invasive monthly injections into the eye, according to researchers at the Lions Eye Institute (LEI) in Perth, Western Australia.

Students views on being a 'good' doctor versus a 'professional' doctor

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

In light of previous research which found that medical students valued compassion, patient-centred care and communication skills over clinical competence and knowledge, new research has sought to further explore medical students' views on professionalism.

Photos may change perceptions about older persons: research

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

They say a picture paints a thousand words - and new research is about to find out if a picture can also help nursing and medical students begin to ‘see' older people in a different light.

Winthrop Professor Osvaldo Almeida

International expert on ageing wins research award

Monday, 12 May 2014

An internationally renowned leader in psychiatry and ageing at The University of Western Australia has been recognised for excellence in research with a prestigious Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Senior Research Award.

Researchers win $2.5 Million in Cancer Council WA funding

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Projects ranging from a world-first trial to test radiotherapy for mesothelioma patients to targeted therapies to treat those with advanced breast cancer are among those to be awarded research funding by Cancer Council WA.

New research looks to Emu oil to cut bowel cancer rates

Thursday, 1 May 2014

A Perth based researcher is conducting ground-breaking research to investigate whether emu oil can be taken orally to treat bowel diseases which can lead to the onset of bowel cancer.

The art of good health

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Engaging in the arts for enjoyment, entertainment or as a hobby can be good for your mental, social and physical wellbeing, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Winthrop Professor Geoff Laurent

New directions for the Lung Institute of WA

Thursday, 17 April 2014

The Lung Institute of WA's Annual General Meeting had historic significance with guest speaker Winthrop Professor Geoff Laurent of The University of Western Australia meeting members for the first time in his capacity as director.

Research officer Ros Maley with volunteer

First of its kind culturally sensitive depression screening tool

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The first of its kind culturally acceptable screening tool for depression among older living Indigenous Australians in remote areas has been developed.