Associate Professor Kevin Pfleger

Searching for better ways to treat prostate disorders

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Innovative new technology has been used to identify and profile a novel combination of proteins that may improve treatment for prostate disorders.  The study will be published in the April 13th 2012 edition of the prestigious Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Associate Professor Craig Pennell

Genes identified for common childhood obesity

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

An international collaborative study including researchers from The University of Western Australia has identified at least two new gene variants that increase the risk of common childhood obesity.

Mr Charles Morgan

Extraordinary equipment to help ordinary families

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Research that has helped one family who lost three babies during pregnancy because of a genetic disorder to potentially pursue future successful pregnancies, is now available to all Western Australians.

UWA Adjunct Professor Wendy Oddy

UWA, Telethon Institute join international early nutrition study

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and its affiliate, - Perth's Telethon Institute for Child Health Research - will join more than 50 scientists from 36 research institutions around the world to improve early nutrition to boost long-term health.

Dr Cornelia Bertram

Tea tree oil and prostate research tops Cancer Council list

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

An early career researcher and an Honours student from The University of Western Australia are among the winners in this year's annual Cancer Council Western Australia research grants.

Student doctors need model patients

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

The University of Western Australia is seeking volunteers to act as patients to enable medical students to practise their skills.

Volunteers needed for Parkinson's sleep study

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are seeking volunteers for a study looking at the relationship between sleep and cognition in people with Parkinson's disease.

Volunteers sought for salt diet study

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

A new study will examine how a person's genes and dietary salt intake affect substances that regulate blood pressure, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Bhutan doctors boost cancer knowledge

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Two doctors from the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan are visiting Perth to further their knowledge of cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Cultural help for mental health workers

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Mental health workers will improve their understanding of cultural and linguistic diversity through a new resource to be funded by the State Government and delivered by The University of Western Australia.

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.