UWA receives $25 million in medical research funding

Monday, 17 October 2011

The University of Western Australia has confirmed its reputation as a national leader in research after being awarded more than $25 million in funding for 53 grants through the National Health and Medical Research Council.

Winthrop Professor Helen Milroy

Australia's first Indigenous psychiatrist wins top international awards

Friday, 14 October 2011

Winthrop Professor and Director of the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health at The University of Western Australia, Helen Milroy, has won two international awards in as many months.

Cervical cancer vaccine inventor to talk at UWA

Friday, 14 October 2011

The inventor of the cervical cancer vaccine, Professor Ian Frazer, will give the 2011 Ian Constable Lecture at The University of Western Australia, on how to live a long and healthy life.

Traffic emission linked to low birth weight

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Traffic emissions have been linked to reduced fetal growth in a study led by Researchers at The University of Western Australia and its affiliate The Telethon Institute for Child Health Research.

Pink Lady

Eat apples for a healthy heart

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

An apple a day keeps the doctor away - and researchers at The University of Western Australia (UWA) and the Department of Agriculture and Food are closer to understanding exactly why.

Eating vegetables reduces some colorectal cancers

Monday, 26 September 2011

The effects of fruit and vegetable consumption on colorectal cancer (CRC) appear to differ by site of origin, according to a new study published in the October issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

The Allergy Epidemic:  A Mystery of Modern Life

Analysing the allergy epidemic

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

A recent epidemic of potentially life-threatening food allergies is affecting one in 10 Australian infants, according to a new book by Winthrop Professor Susan Prescott from The University of Western Australia.

450 WA participants help global study find new links to schizophrenia risk

Monday, 19 September 2011

A global collaboration that included 450 West Australian participants and researchers from The University of Western Australia in the world's biggest schizophrenia study has found new DNA links to bipolar disorder.

Sue Field at the 2011 Nursing a Midwifery Excellence Awards

Former UWA student awarded emerging leader in healthcare

Monday, 19 September 2011

A health professional education post graduate student from The University of Western Australia has been acknowledged at the 2011 Nursing a Midwifery Excellence Awards for her dedication to improving transfusion services.

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.