Medical symposium

Australia-China musculoskeletal research promoted

Monday, 14 April 2014

Not long before Prime Minister Tony Abbott's visit to China for trade talks, a delegation of seven Professors from Australian universities travelled to China to promote joint research in the musculoskeletal disciplines.

Smoking linked to higher risk of heart disease in teen girls

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Teenage girls who smoke or take the oral contraceptive pill are at greater risk of heart disease than boys who smoke, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Winthrop Research Professor Carol Bower

Screening to ensure justice for fetal alcohol disorder kids

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Some of the boys and girls aged from 10 to 17 who end up at the State's only juvenile detention centre at Banksia Hill may have fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) - and researchers have been awarded a grant to find out.

New collaboration may lead to promising treatments for fatal brain cancer

Monday, 31 March 2014

Glioblastoma is the most common and the most lethal type of brain cancer - and at the moment, there is no cure for it.

Vaccine could offer protection against ear infections

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

A team of international researchers has moved a step closer to developing a vaccine to protect against middle ear infection, currently the most common infection in children under the age of five.  The vaccine could also be used for those with poor lung function, such as cystic fibrosis sufferers.

Adolescent drug and alcohol emergency department intervention to be assessed

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Ten years ago, a study began into adolescents admitted to hospital emergency departments (ED) after abusing alcohol and other substances.

Irina Cattalini, Chief Executive Officer of WA Council of Social Service

Young guns shine in 40under40 Awards

Thursday, 20 March 2014

The University of Western Australia congratulates the 11 alumni named in this year's 40under40 Awards.

Clostridium difficile infection

Study finds serious C. Difficile rates on rise in hospitals

Monday, 17 March 2014

The incidence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), which causes severe diarrhoea, acute toxic colitis and even death, is on the rise in Australian hospitals, according to a study led by researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Dr Richard Pestell

UWA alumni named Australia's most innovative global leaders

Friday, 14 March 2014

Two outstanding graduates from The University of Western Australia were last night recognised for their commitment to effecting change at the 2014 Advance Australian Global Awards in Sydney.

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.