Winthrop Professor Susan Prescott

International research into disease, water and oral health get funding boost

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

The global rise of chronic inflammatory non-communicable diseases; technologies to assess water resources in a changing climate; and reducing international inequality in oral health are three research projects that have attracted Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) funding.

Winthrop Professor Jenefer Blackwell

Genetics discovery to help fight deadly fever

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Scientists - including a geneticist at The University of Western Australia - are a step closer to developing a vaccine against a fatally infectious parasite carried in the bite of sandflies.

Winthrop Professor David Hunt

Inherited retinal disease research may lead to treatment

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Inherited retinal disease is a major cause of vision impairment in early life - and a researcher at The University of Western Australia hopes a study in which he was involved will contribute towards the development of a drug-based treatment.

Study finds genetic collagen link to serious eye disease

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

A major national and international genetic eye disease research project led by Australian researchers has identified a family of genes related to collagen that influence corneal thickness and disease risk.  The cornea is the transparent outer covering of the eye.

Associate Professor Troy Visser

Brain training could save distracted drivers from road accidents

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

It happens to most of us at some point - our eyes are on the road, our mind starts to wander, and several kilometres down the road we're either snapping out of it ... or involved in a road accident.

Festive season social support crucial to older adults

Monday, 17 December 2012

Tapping into social support could help reduce suicidal thoughts among older adults, according to new research at The University of Western Australia.

Professor Susan Peters

Diesel fumes increase risk of childhood brain tumours

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

A link between brain tumours in children and their parents' exposure to diesel exhaust fumes before birth has been found by researchers at The University of Western Australia-affiliated Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) and the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research (TICHR).

Higher emergency admissions for depressed older men

Monday, 10 December 2012

Depressed older men are twice as likely as those not suffering depression to be admitted to hospital, according to a study published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls and UWA Pilbara Project Director Dr

Feasibility study to explore UWA Pilbara potential

Thursday, 6 December 2012

The WA Government has announced funding of $675,000 for The University of Western Australia to conduct a feasibility study examining the potential of a UWA research, executive education and outreach facility in the Pilbara.

Kathryn Ramsay, UWA Centre for Child Health Research

Arsenic in drinking water linked to lung disease

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

A new study, led by an environmental health researcher from The University of Western Australia, has uncovered likely mechanisms for the link between arsenic in drinking water and increased risk of developing chronic lung disease.

Katharine Noonan

Medical graduate is UWA's 4th Rhodes Scholar in two years

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

A 23-year-old medical graduate from The University of Western Australia with a passion for working with children and mental health issues has been named one of Australia's three Rhodes Scholars at Large.

Winthrop Professor John Newnham

Further genetic evidence link to birth weight, adult health

Monday, 3 December 2012

Researchers from The University of Western Australia, in collaboration with international colleagues, have identified four new genetic regions that influence birth weight providing further evidence that genes as well as maternal nutrition are important for growth in the womb.

Professor Markus Melloh

Researcher wins grant to probe spinal complications

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

A researcher from The University of Western Australia has won a $100,000 grant from WA's Raine Medical Research Foundation to investigate rates and predictors of complications in spinal surgery.

UWA Rural medical graduates

Big rise in UWA rural medical graduates

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

More rural medical graduates than ever before took their professional oath at The University of Western Australia last weekend, and numbers will rise again next year under UWA's successful Rural Student Recruitment Program.

UWA Winthrop Professor Peter Le Souef

UWA researchers to share $1m grant for early HIV detection

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

A research team from The University of Western Australia's School of Paediatrics and Child Health (SPACH) has won a slice of a $1 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fund an international study which could lead to earlier and more effective treatment of HIV infections in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Professor Ryan Lister

Raine Foundation announces medical research grants

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

The Raine Medical Research Foundation has awarded seven Priming Grants for the two year period 2013-2014, with a funding allocation of $726,000 to:

Associate Professor Fang-Xu Jiang

Diabetes Australia grant for promising researcher

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

A researcher whose aim is to encourage certain stem cells to become insulin-secreting cells - and cure diabetes - has won a Diabetes Australia grant.

Monitoring effects of screen-media on children's health

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

A new study will examine the impact of cumulative use of screen-based technologies such as the Internet, online video gaming, social media and social network sites on the mental health of children.

How do mood or memory issues affect multi-tasking?

Monday, 19 November 2012

Researchers from The University of Western Australia are seeking healthy volunteers over the age of 60 for a study into how mood or memory problems affect ability to do two things at once.

UWA people make finals of Australian of Year for WA

Monday, 19 November 2012

Graduates, staff members and students from The University of Western Australia have been recognised as finalists in this year's Australian of the Year Awards for WA, which will be announced on Saturday 24 November.