UWA researchers bloom in young tall poppy awards

Friday, 16 November 2012

Three leading researchers from The University of Western Australia and its affiliates, the Lions Eye Institute and WA Institute for Medical Research, are among the winners of this year's WA Young Tall Poppy Awards.

The Moog Simodont Dental Trainer uses haptics technology

UWA launches virtual dentistry

Friday, 16 November 2012

The University of Western Australia's School of Dentistry is the first in Australia to introduce cutting-edge technology into dental training with a machine that creates a realistic sense of touch in a virtual environment to simulate dental procedures.

The Moog Simodont Dental Trainer uses haptics technology

UWA introduces fighter pilot technology to dentistry

Thursday, 15 November 2012

The University of Western Australia's School of Dentistry will tomorrow (Friday 16 November) be among the first in Australia to launch cutting-edge technology to dental training, creating a virtual environment to simulate dental procedures.

Surprise finding will help treat genetic disorder

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

A completely unexpected X chromosome-linked disorder has been identified in a big international study published this week in Nature Genetics.

Professors Sue Fletcher and Steve Wilton

UWA teams top WA Innovator Awards

Thursday, 8 November 2012

The discovery of a new treatment for the incurable muscle-wasting disease Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) has won the top prize for a medical research team from The University of Western Australia at the 2012 WA Innovator of the Year Awards announced today.

Professor Ian Lawrance

WA researchers help worldwide genetic study of inflammatory bowel disease

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Western Australians suffering from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis have contributed to a large-scale international genetic research project that has moved a step closer to understanding the causes of these diseases and potential basis of some complications from treatment.

Louise Gabrovsek

Personal skills help win national pharmacy student award

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

A student who combines communication skills, empathy and warmth with scientific knowledge has been named National Pharmacy Student of the Year.

UWA's first medical graduates celebrate 50th anniversary

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

The first students to complete their degree in medicine at The University of Western Australia's new Medical School, rather than having to study interstate or overseas, are celebrating 50 years since they became doctors.

Dr Leslie Ernest Le Souef

Sale of family home to benefit UWA students

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

A riverside Peppermint Grove property will be auctioned on Saturday as part of a generous bequest to The University of Western Australia.

Clinical Assoc Professor Albert Tan inducted into Campbell-Wilson Roll of Honour

Campbell-Wilson Oration 9 October 2012

Monday, 29 October 2012

"You've got to pick a pocket or two"

Thank you Alistair Devlin, President of the Dental Alumni, and your Committee for this honour as the inductee of the Campbell-Wilson Roll of Honour for 2012.

Indigenous health, asthma, diabetes targeted by NHMRC funding

Friday, 19 October 2012

Addressing the needs of unpaid carers of older Aboriginal people, The Fremantle Diabetes Study Phase II and the long-term consequences of IVF treatment on offspring are among 50 research projects to benefit from new medical grants totalling more than $31 million for The University of Western Australia.

Professor Joseph Trapani

If researchers are claiming so many 'breakthroughs', why are so many of my friends getting cancer?

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Are we really making progress? The answer is a definite ‘yes' according to Professor Joseph Trapani, from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute in Melbourne, who will be the special guest at the 2012 Wesfarmer' Harry Perkins Oration, to be held at The University of Western Australia on 2 November.

Dr Alex Hewitt

Scientists awarded funding boost for prem babies and eye research

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

The Ramaciotti Foundations last night awarded two researchers from The University of Western Australia nearly $145,000 to help better understand the risk of life-threatening infections in premature babies and the genetics of glaucoma, the world's leading cause of irreversible blindness.

Volunteers sought for edible vaccine trials

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Imagine being part of a scientific breakthrough which would revolutionise the way vaccines are administered and make painful needle and syringe jabs a distant memory.

Professor Peter Quinn

UWA tops WA science awards

Friday, 12 October 2012

Scientists from The University of Western Australia have again scooped the State’s annual Science Awards with world-renowned astrophysicist Professor Peter Quinn leading the accolades as the 2012 Scientist of the Year.

Assistant Professor Vance Matthews

Discovery may lead to new drugs to curb obesity, type 2 diabetes

Thursday, 11 October 2012

An international study led by a researcher from The University of Western Australia for the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) has produced exciting results that may lead to new drugs to treat obesity and reduce the incidence of Type 2 diabetes.

Vitamin B crucial to children's mental health

Vitamin B crucial to children's mental health

Thursday, 4 October 2012

A new study has uncovered a significant link between vitamin B levels and the mental health and well-being of children and adolescents.

Dr Patricia Danielsen

Scar treatment trial volunteers sought

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Researchers from The University of Western Australia’s Burn Injury Research Unit are seeking people with keloid scarring to trial a new treatment that could halt growth of the scars while avoiding the side effects of current treatment.

Professors Sue Fletcher and Steve Wilton

Breakthrough for boys who can't walk shortlisted for WA Innovation Award

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

The development of a molecule that will significantly improve the quality of life for boys who suffer from muscle-wasting disease has been shortlisted for the 2012 WA Innovator of the Year Awards.

Busselton residents surveyed in new world health study

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Busselton residents were among 170,000 people of European ancestry around the world in a study examining for the first time how genetic variants influence the complex trait of body mass index (BMI).