A microscope-in-a-needle to detect breast cancer and investigations into autism and the sustainable processing and use of natural gas are three projects at The University of Western Australia that have earned researchers a place on the shortlist of the Australian Museum's annual Eureka Prizes - the most prestigious prizes in Australian science.
The new Director of Perth's Telethon Institute for Child Health Research says his focus will be to ensure that high quality research is effectively translated to health practice and policy so that it makes a real difference to the lives of children and families.
Older men - those in their 70s and 80s - with higher levels of testosterone, including those who undergo hormone replacement therapy, are at an increased risk of prostate cancer, according to new research.
Indigenous communities that take steps to preserve their cultural past and control their civic lives experience better health and fewer suicides, according to a Canadian expert in Indigenous social and emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention.
Women with large breasts have a higher incidence of breast cancer than those with average-sized breasts, according to a study by medical students and researchers at The University of Western Australia and BreastScreen WA.
Differentiating melanomas from other pigmented skin lesions in primary care is challenging - but a device used by Australian and British doctors to determine whether a patient has a melanoma has been found to be less accurate than GPs using their eyes and judgment, according to a researcher at The University of Western Australia.
The global issue of physical inactivity should be recognised as pandemic, according to a research paper published today in the prestigious Lancet medical journal and launched in a special pre-Olympics event in London.
Keeping the community informed and dispelling myths around family homicide after separation - so that danger signs may be recognised and crimes prevented - is the aim of a social worker and researcher at The University of Western Australia.
Between five and 10 per cent of people over 60 suffer from depression - a common and disabling disorder. It is predicted that depression will be the second leading cause of disability worldwide within the next 10 years, making it a major public health problem.
It's goodbye high heels and handbag, hello hiking boots and backpack as the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research's Acting Director gets set to conquer a mountain in a personal crusade against childhood cancer.
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 why Living Apart Together (LAT) relationships are particularly attractive to heterosexual women.
Extended phase 2 clinical trials for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, using a compound designed in The University of Western Australia and Australian Neuromuscular Research Institute laboratories of Professors Steve Wilton and Sue Fletcher, have found that the duration of treatment appears more important than the dose.
A landmark study that found a ‘third wave' of asbestos-related cancer had emerged among home renovators has won the Medical Journal of Australia/Medical Defence Australia National Research Award for the best research article published in the journal in 2011.
A novel approach to the use of multiple databases containing information about individual patients and how they respond to different therapies is helping medical scientists to improve cancer treatments.
The University of Western Australia has unveiled a major step forward in cancer care for Western Australians with the opening of the State's first laboratory to translate new scientific discoveries based on the latest research in cancer biology into new advanced pathology tests.