Epidemiology in the spotlight

Friday, 16 September 2011

Scientific breakthroughs in the study of obesity, cancer and cardiovascular disease will be the focus of a major conference to be held in Perth next week.

Dr Anna Kemp

Study finds Australians pay more for medicine

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Australians are paying more out of their own pockets for medicines than people in many other countries, according to a new study.

Global study offers new hope for regulating blood pressure

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Researchers at The University of Western Australia in collaboration with more than 200 centres from 24 countries have identified DNA links to blood pressure which could lead to new treatments for cardiovascular disease.

Winthrop Professor Philip Thompson

WA plays major role in new asthma gene discovery

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

An international study has identified two new genetic variants that increase the risk of asthma, which could lead to potential new drug treatments.

Increase in asbestos related cancer among DIY home renovators

Monday, 5 September 2011

A ‘third wave' of asbestos-related cancer has emerged among home renovators, according to latest research at The University of Western Australia's School of Population Health.

Michael Gandy (left) and Associate Professor Matthew Piggott

From party pills to cancer drug?

Monday, 29 August 2011

The possibility of redesigning the illicit recreational drug ‘ecstasy' to treat blood cancers is being explored by a team of researchers from The University of Western Australia and the University of Birmingham in England.

Dr Aleksandra Filipovska, Ms Anne-Marie Shearwood and Dr Oliver Rackham

Breakthrough insights into mitochondrial diseases

Thursday, 25 August 2011

A fundamental new understanding of programs that control energy production in the human body provides new clues to help the development of therapeutics for a broad range of mitochondrial diseases.

Winthrop Professor Christobel Saunders

Call for WA women to join international breast cancer prevention study

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Western Australian women are needed to join an international, pioneering study investigating whether breast cancer could be prevented by a drug known as anastrozole.

Associate Professor Kevin Pfleger

Chance of 'Eureka' moment for young leader

Monday, 15 August 2011

A research leader at the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR), who is working to improve the way pharmaceuticals act on the human body, has been shortlisted for an Australian Museum Eureka Prize, for "Emerging Leader in Science."

Professor Desley Hegney

Desley Hegney appointed as Professor of Nursing

Monday, 15 August 2011

Nursing research and training at The University of Western Australia and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital has been boosted with the appointment of Desley Hegney as Winthrop Professor of Nursing at UWA and Professor of Nursing Research at SCGH.

Melanie Montgomery and Head of School, Elizabeth Geelhoed

Historic moment for UWA Masters of Nursing

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Sixteen mature-age students from The University of Western Australia are celebrating their success having made the decision to change their career choice and become the first to complete a two-year full-time degree course to become Registered Nurses.

UWA Podiatric Surgery Clinic opens

Monday, 8 August 2011

A new Podiatric Surgery Clinic at The University of Western Australia will encourage clinical research in podiatric surgery, offer reduced fees for elective foot surgery patients and provide much-needed training for postgraduate students.

 Dr Eric Moses

Leading genetic scientist to head UWA Centre

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Internationally recognised authority in genetic epidemiology Dr Eric Moses has been appointed Winthrop Professor and Director of the Centre for Genetic Epidemiology and Biostatistics at The University of Western Australia.

Winthrop Professor John Newnham

Western women more likely to have preterm babies

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Women in Western Australia are almost three times more likely to give birth to preterm babies compared to women in China, according to a new joint study by researchers in WA and China.

Professor Steve Wilton

Trials move closer to treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Monday, 25 July 2011

Findings from clinical trials for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, using a compound designed in The University of Western Australia and Australian Neuro-muscular Research Institute laboratories of Professors Steve Wilton and Sue Fletcher have been published today in the prestigious medical research journal The Lancet.

Optometrists and GPs need to improve diabetic care

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Two studies from The University of Western Australia have found that optometrists and general practitioners - who play an important role in primary eye care - can improve their management of diabetic patients at risk of eye damage.

Researchers hit the ground running

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Five early career researchers have been recognised at The University of Western Australia for having written the best published articles or books of the year in work that breaks new ground in five fields.

Winthrop Professor Fiona Stanley

Fiona Stanley on ABC Board

Monday, 4 July 2011

The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Professor Fiona Stanley, child health expert and Director of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, has been appointed to the board of the ABC.

Night owls' habits linked to depression in older men

Monday, 27 June 2011

Men who have difficulty falling asleep are at greater risk of depression than those who nod off easily, researchers have found.

Winthrop Professor Kadambot Siddique AM

Queen's honours

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Professor Kadambot Siddique, Clinical Professor Jack Goldblatt and Honorary Doctor Alex Campbell have been named Members of the Order of Australia (AM) in this year's Queen's Birthday honours.