Sexualisation of girls and the digital age

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Spray tans, make-up and padded bras for pre-adolescent girls are some of the heavily marketed products that promote a sexualised appearance for girls in modern society.

Professor Miranda Grounds

New clues to muscle wasting in elderly people

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Permanent disconnection between nerves and muscles may be the reason behind progressive loss of muscle mass and function in elderly people, Perth-based researchers have found.

Neurons change shape after gene therapy

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Gene therapy not only helps injured brain cells to live longer and regenerate, but also changes the shape of the cells, according to researchers The University of Western Australia.

New Geraldton students Sophie Moustaka and George Giudice-Nairn

From Broome to Buntine - rural school leavers offered chance to become doctors

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

A Broome Senior High School student will be the first from her school given the chance to study medicine at The University of Western Australia through the Rural Pathway program, which started 12 years ago.

Winthrop Professor Fiona Stanley

Outstanding UWA medical research makes top 10

Friday, 10 February 2012

Outstanding medical research at The University of Western Australia has again been recognised nationally with the naming of one of its staff among Australia's top 10 health researchers for 2011.

Ailing heart link to grey matter loss

Monday, 6 February 2012

Heart disease may kill brain cells, say researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Their findings suggest that heart disease may affect a part of people's brains governing mentally demanding tasks.

Professor Geoff Laurent

International researcher returns home to lead stem cell initiative

Monday, 6 February 2012

An internationally renowned respiratory specialist will lead a new Centre for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine to be established at The University of Western Australia.

Michelle Hodge

Volunteers sought for dementia sleep study

Monday, 6 February 2012

A new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia aims to improve the quality of life for people with dementia or Alzheimer's disease as well as for their carers.

Research Associate Professor Jennifer Rodger

Magnetic research for better brain health

Thursday, 2 February 2012

A pioneering therapy that uses magnetic pulses to stimulate the brain to treat conditions such as Parkinson's disease, depression, schizophrenia, epilepsy and stroke is now better understood thanks to researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in France.

Research Professor Jonathan Hodgson

More black tea for less pressure

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Drinking a cup of black tea three times a day may significantly reduce your blood pressure.

More awards

Thursday, 19 January 2012

The Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health (CAMDH) and its staff have added to their growing list of awards.

Assoc Prof Fetherstonhaugh and Dr Paul at CAMDH

Moves for sharper focus on Indigenous health

Thursday, 19 January 2012

A new major in Aboriginal health to be offered from next year is aimed at enabling university students to take a deeper understanding of Indigenous health issues with them into their chosen career.

Emeritus Professor Laksiri Jayasuriya AM

Beyond a 'White Australia'

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Following on the success of his publication Racism, Immigration and the Law The University of Western Australia's Emeritus Professor Laksiri Jayasuriya AM has expanded his study of Australia's multiculturalism in his latest offering Transforming a ‘White Australia'.

Ms Kate Hafekost

Too many sugary drinks for Aussie kids

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

New research from The University of Western Australia's affiliate the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research shows that consumption of sugary drinks is high amongst Australian children and adolescents with the majority consumed in the home.

Pregnant women sought for autism study

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Pregnant women who already have an autistic child are being sought for a study by the Autism Research Team at WA's Telethon Institute of Child Health Research.

Author Brad Farrant

Mother's talk helps children see other viewpoints

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Young children whose mothers talk with them more frequently and in more detail about people's thoughts and feelings tend to be better at taking another person's perspective than other children of the same age.

Photo by Jacquie Moran

Breast cancer diagnosis photo wins international competition

Thursday, 22 December 2011

A black and white photograph - of a woman having a hookwire inserted into her breast to localise a small cancer prior to surgery - is one of 10 winning entries in an international photography competition organised by the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet.

Peter Flett, Wendy Erber, Minister Kim Hames, Alan Robson

Cancer patients to gain from Lotterywest funding

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Cancer patients will benefit from a $1.2 million Lotterywest cheque handed to The University of Western Australia today by Deputy Premier and Health Minister Dr Kim Hames.

New funds target breast cancer and eye disease

Friday, 16 December 2011

The detection of small areas of cancer, and the development of a new laser to treat common sight-threatening diseases are two research projects at The University of Western Australia to benefit from new Federal funding.

Smoking fathers link to most common child cancer

Friday, 16 December 2011

New research from Perth's Telethon Institute for Child Health Research (ICHR) has found that children whose fathers smoked around the time of conception may have a 35 per cent higher risk of developing childhood leukaemia.