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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are good and bad points to living in the world's most isolated city. For Keryn Christiansen, Head of the Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the Royal Perth Hospital, Perth has been a fantastic place to raise her family and has provided a unique opportunity to study staphylococcal epidemiology in a remote Australian location. It has also left her feeling at times professionally isolated, yet inspired her to take on a range of national and international roles that have made her a household name in microbiology.
We can lower our risk of heart disease significantly, just by using flour containing 40 per cent lupin beans in the place of conventional wholemeal flour, according to research by Victoria University dietitian Dr Regina Belski and colleagues from The University of Western Australia.