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.

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.