A new Podiatric Surgery Clinic at The University of Western Australia will encourage clinical research in podiatric surgery, offer reduced fees for elective foot surgery patients and provide much-needed training for postgraduate students.
Findings from clinical trials for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, using a compound designed in The University of Western Australia and Australian Neuro-muscular Research Institute laboratories of Professors Steve Wilton and Sue Fletcher have been published today in the prestigious medical research journal The Lancet.
Two studies from The University of Western Australia have found that optometrists and general practitioners - who play an important role in primary eye care - can improve their management of diabetic patients at risk of eye damage.
Five early career researchers have been recognised at The University of Western Australia for having written the best published articles or books of the year in work that breaks new ground in five fields.
The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Professor Fiona Stanley, child health expert and Director of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, has been appointed to the board of the ABC.
The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Professor Kadambot Siddique, Clinical Professor Jack Goldblatt and Honorary Doctor Alex Campbell have been named Members of the Order of Australia (AM) in this year's Queen's Birthday honours.
There are good and bad points to living in the world's most isolated city. For Keryn Christiansen, Head of the Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the Royal Perth Hospital, Perth has been a fantastic place to raise her family and has provided a unique opportunity to study staphylococcal epidemiology in a remote Australian location. It has also left her feeling at times professionally isolated, yet inspired her to take on a range of national and international roles that have made her a household name in microbiology.
We can lower our risk of heart disease significantly, just by using flour containing 40 per cent lupin beans in the place of conventional wholemeal flour, according to research by Victoria University dietitian Dr Regina Belski and colleagues from The University of Western Australia.
An international study involving researchers at The University of Western Australia School of Medicine and Pharmacology and the Centre for Medical Research has provided new insights into the genetics of bone disease that may allow future genetic profiling to identify people at risk of metabolic bone disease.
The University of Western Australia's leading role in pathology has been strengthened with the appointment of Dr Wendy Erber as Winthrop Professor, Chair and Head of the School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
Sequencing of the DNA of species as diverse as the giant panda and the cucumber will be one of the topics discussed at the first Perth satellite meeting of the Australia-China Biomedical Research Conference on Monday.
A Chair of Musculoskeletal Medicine is to be established at The University of Western Australia under an agreement involving UWA, Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA and the North Metropolitan Area Health Service.