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.

Vinay Menon

UWA scores second 2012 Rhodes scholarship

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

A 25-year-old medical graduate from The University of Western Australia has been awarded an Australia-At-Large Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University in the United Kingdom.

Dr David Paul

Teacher of Indigenous doctors and dentists wins international award

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

A West Australian health expert who has made a substantial contribution to training Indigenous doctors over many years is the winner of an award from the Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) Network, a project run by the Medical Deans of Australia and New Zealand.

Professor Jonathan Carapetis and Winthrop Professor Fiona Stanley

Vice-Chancellor welcomes appointment of new Director, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Professor Alan Robson, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia, today welcomed the appointment of leading paediatrician and infectious diseases specialist Professor Jonathan Carapetis as Director of Perth's Telethon Institute for Child Health Research.

Normal cells transformed by activated Cbl

Researchers find clue to cancer cell survival

Monday, 5 December 2011

Protein and cell biology research at The University of Western Australia has contributed to a ground-breaking international study that demonstrates a way to alter the survival of cancer cells.

Raine Foundation announces medical research grants

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

The Raine Medical Research Foundation has awarded seven Priming Grants for the two year period 2012-2013, with a funding allocation of $920,340 to:

Two UWA medical graduates in national top 10

Monday, 14 November 2011

Two medical graduates from The University of Western Australia are among 10 students Australia-wide to be awarded this year's prestigious John Monash Scholarships.

Winthrop Professor Fiona Wood

Fiona Wood to talk on future burn care

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Burns expert Fiona Wood will give a free public lecture - Burn Care of the Future.  Can We Think Ourselves Whole? - next Monday, at The University of Western Australia.

More UWA finalists in running for science awards

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Two scientists from The University of Western Australia are finalists in Early Career Scientist category of the 2011 WA Science Awards.

UWA scientists scoop finals

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Scientists from The University of Western Australia are the three finalists in the 2011 WA Scientist of the Year Awards.

UQ-UWA collaboration moves into second year

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Research projects at The University of Western Australia and The University of Queensland have received a total of more than $425,000 in the second round of UWA-UQ Bilateral Research Collaboration Awards funding.

Study refutes testosterone as 'fountain of youth'

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

A new study of older Western Australian men has revealed that testosterone might not be the fountain of youth.