Dr Anna Johansson (left) and Laboratory Head Professor Ruth Ganss

Cancer treatment discovery opens tumours to immune cells

Friday, 25 May 2012

Scientists at the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) have made exciting progress in their quest to help patients fight cancer using the body's own immune system.

New Pathology Laboratory

New step forward in cancer care

Thursday, 10 May 2012

The University of Western Australia has unveiled a major step forward in cancer care for Western Australians with the opening of the State's first laboratory to translate new scientific discoveries based on the latest research in cancer biology into new advanced pathology tests.

Professor Gunesh Rajan

"Smart" ear fix trial to begin at Fremantle Hospital

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

In an Australian first, surgeons at Fremantle Hospital and The University of Western Australia believe a new method of repairing perforated ear drums could be a major advance in ear health.

Dr Peter Richmond giving a Men B vaccine

New vaccine shows promise to protect against common cause of meningitis

Monday, 7 May 2012

Researchers are an important step closer to finding a vaccine that protects against a wide range of strains of meningococcal B - the most common cause of meningococcal disease in Western Australia.

Professor Nigel Laing

WA expert helps lead world diagnosis of rare disorder in new babies

Thursday, 26 April 2012

A Western Australian-based expert in neuromuscular diseases has helped revolutionise the way doctors around the world diagnose muscle dysfunction in newborn babies.

De-prescribing project researchers

Study to determine if 'less is more' in drugs for elderly

Monday, 23 April 2012

Over-prescribing drugs to frail elderly people is a serious problem but little is known about what happens if unnecessary drugs are reduced or withdrawn under strict medical supervision.

TV ads entice kids to drink alcohol - study

Monday, 23 April 2012

Efforts to reduce alcohol-related harm in Australia are being frustrated by high levels of alcohol advertising on television, particularly at times when children are likely to be watching, according to new research led by The University of Western Australia.

Research Associate Professor Markus Melloh

Unhappy work a pain in the back

Friday, 20 April 2012

An international researcher based in Perth has found that workers who resign themselves to work in unsatisfactory jobs are more likely to suffer from serious, persistent lower back pain than others with a positive attitude.

Genes discovery linked to osteoporosis and fracture risk

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

A large number of genetic variants have for the first time been linked to the risk of osteoporosis and bone fracture, according to a major new international study.

Presuming Dr Livingstone would be proud

Monday, 16 April 2012

The memory of medical missionary and anti-slavery campaigner Dr David Livingstone will be evoked when a field microscope to detect malaria, tuberculosis, infections caused by HIV/AIDS and other diseases is donated this month to a Malawi mining community.

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.