Type 1 diabetes testing may be cheaper, faster

Friday, 8 March 2013

Work by researchers at The University of Western Australia could revolutionise testing for Type 1 diabetes around the world.

Parkinson's partners asked to speak up

Friday, 8 March 2013

Family members of people with Parkinson's are being sought to take part in a study examining their experiences in dealing with health care professionals.

Huge hospital burden for kids with intellectual disability

Friday, 1 March 2013

New research has shown that children with an intellectual disability or autism are up to ten times more likely to be admitted to hospital than unaffected children.

Susanna Wills-Johnson

Rare diseases research advances accurate treatment

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Being diagnosed with two rare life-threatening conditions at once was like being in an episode of the American TV medical drama House for Susanna Wills-Johnson, Marketing Manager at The University of Western Australia.

First day at UWA for Rural Pathway medical students

Rural students succeed in Pathway to study medicine

Thursday, 28 February 2013

A total of 31 students from Karratha to Esperance commenced university studies this week as the second cohort of The University of Western Australia's "choose medicine Rural School Leaver Pathway" program.

Professor David Mackey, Chair of UWA Ophthalmology

Clear-sighted research identifies genes for eye problems

Thursday, 21 February 2013

More than 45,000 people of European and Asian ancestry have taken part in a big study to gain a better understanding of the genetics behind the world's most common eye disorder.

Professor Jane Pillow and preterm baby

UK journal features research into preterm babies' breathing issues

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

The work of internationally recognised neonatologist Jane Pillow in helping premature babies with respiratory problems has been recognised in the UK-based journal International Innovation - Healthcare Edition.

Director of the Telethon Institute, Professor Jonathan Carapetis

Trans-Tasman action to fast track rheumatic fever vaccine

Thursday, 14 February 2013

The University of Western Australia and its affiliate, the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research have welcomed a commitment by the Australian and New Zealand Prime Ministers to fast track the development of a vaccine against rheumatic fever - an important contributor to premature deaths and reduced life expectancy in Indigenous communities.

Winthrop Professor Osvaldo Almeida and coach Dr Kylie Marsh

'Change of life' coaching may blitz mood swings

Monday, 4 February 2013

Health coaching may be used to help women through the ‘change of life' - and researchers at The University of Western Australia's Centre for Health and Ageing (WACHA) are calling for volunteers to test the benefits.

Winthrop Professor of Medicine Bruce Robinson

UWA stars recognised in Australia Day Honours

Thursday, 31 January 2013

An internationally renowned professor and asbestos diseases specialist from The University of Western Australia has been recognised in the 2013 Australia Day honours for his outstanding commitment both to medicine and the community.

Associate Professor Lisa Wood

Health issues linked to nearby liquor outlets

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

People with more liquor outlets in their neighbourhood have higher levels of harmful drinking and worse mental health than those who live further away from such outlets, according to new research at The University of Western Australia.

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.