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.

UWA Podiatric Surgery Clinic opens

Monday, 8 August 2011

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.

 Dr Eric Moses

Leading genetic scientist to head UWA Centre

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Internationally recognised authority in genetic epidemiology Dr Eric Moses has been appointed Winthrop Professor and Director of the Centre for Genetic Epidemiology and Biostatistics at The University of Western Australia.

Winthrop Professor John Newnham

Western women more likely to have preterm babies

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Women in Western Australia are almost three times more likely to give birth to preterm babies compared to women in China, according to a new joint study by researchers in WA and China.

Professor Steve Wilton

Trials move closer to treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Monday, 25 July 2011

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.

Optometrists and GPs need to improve diabetic care

Thursday, 21 July 2011

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.

Researchers hit the ground running

Thursday, 7 July 2011

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.

Winthrop Professor Fiona Stanley

Fiona Stanley on ABC Board

Monday, 4 July 2011

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.

Night owls' habits linked to depression in older men

Monday, 27 June 2011

Men who have difficulty falling asleep are at greater risk of depression than those who nod off easily, researchers have found.

Winthrop Professor Kadambot Siddique AM

Queen's honours

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

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.

Clinical Professor Keryn Christiansen

Keryn Christiansen: a household name in microbiology

Friday, 17 June 2011

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.

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A little lupin improves the bread of life

Monday, 13 June 2011

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.

Prof Peter Eastwood and Elisa Robey PhD student at Sleep Centre

Sleep research to save Australia billions

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

With sleep disorders costing the Australian community $10 billion a year, the newly refurbished Centre for Sleep Science at The University of Western Australia will address the causes of poor sleep.

Left to right:  Professor Tom Ratajczak, Professor John Walsh, Dr Sarah Rea

Gene discovery linked to bone disease

Monday, 30 May 2011

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.

Dr Rachael Duff

Breakthrough for people with unknown muscle disease

Friday, 27 May 2011

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have discovered a gene mutation in a rare new form of muscle wasting disease which will lead other sufferers to be more accurately diagnosed.

Winthrop Professor Wendy Erber

UWA appoints Chair in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Thursday, 26 May 2011

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.

New medical research hub under way

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Construction of a major new $112 million medical research hub at the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre will be officially under way tomorrow.

Audiology group

New link in tinnitus research

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have shown changes in a part of the brain previously not known to be involved in tinnitus generation.

Professors Jun Ping Liu, Peter Klinken, and Jiake Xu

China-Australia biomedical research for mutual good

Friday, 29 April 2011

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.

Chair in Musculoskeletal Medicine to be established at UWA

Monday, 18 April 2011

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.