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.

Mr Charles Morgan

Gift of next-generation sequencer adds another dimension to WA research

Monday, 18 April 2011

Equipment at the cutting-edge of DNA sequencing has been generously donated to The University of Western Australia.

Winthrop Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Leon Flicker

Neuroscientists focus on ageing

Thursday, 7 April 2011

The diseases of ageing including Alzheimer's, dementia, stroke and Parkinson's disease will be the focus of the 2011 Symposium of Western Australian Neuroscience to be held on 29 April at The University of Western Australia.

Ben Hug

Cancer Council grants support research into prevention and treatment

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Two young PhD students from The University of Western Australia are among the winners in this year's annual Cancer Council Western Australia research grants.

Fat protects older men from dementia: study

Monday, 28 March 2011

New results from a decade-long epidemiological study have shown that overweight older men are less likely to develop dementia.

Mr Val Lishman

CTEC helps second annual emergency crisis conference for WA country doctors

Thursday, 17 March 2011

More than 130 doctors, surgical trainees, surgical interns, theatre nurses and GPs from across Western Australia will converge on Bunbury this weekend to update their expertise on effectively handling surgical emergencies in isolated locations. 

Winthrop Professor Ian Jacobs

Any attempt at resuscitation is better than none

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Revised national resuscitation guidelines highlight the need to get help as soon as possible, perform compressions before ventilations and give quality cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.

Winthrop Professor Assen Jablensky

Gene research project boosts links to Mongolia

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

A new joint project between Western Australia and Mongolia aims to strengthen ties between the two countries through collaborative genetic research.

Changes to professional pathways from 2012

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

With the introduction of New Courses 2012, most professional qualifications from UWA will be obtained by completing a postgraduate degree course following an undergraduate degree. The timetable for the introduction of new professional postgraduate courses has been set.

UWA awards excellence in teaching

Thursday, 6 May 2010

The University of Western Australia has awarded its highest accolade for excellence in teaching to six exceptional teachers selected from the UWA nominations to the national Australian Learning and Teaching Council Awards.

SHIP researchers

Charting new waters

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

A unique national study into high impact psychosis that includes schizophrenia and bipolar disorder is being spearheaded by three WA researchers, all from the Faculty.

RCS Alumni

The pull factor of the Rural Clinical School

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

The new Rural Clinical School alumni association, which contains a mix of country-born students and city “converters”, was formed to help with networks and maintain a sense of collegiality.

GEMP Students

True grit

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Students who include an engineer, music teacher, psychology graduate, physiotherapist, politics graduate and lawyer have become the first to emerge as doctors from the Faculty’s Graduate Entry Medical Program.

Hallucinations stem from brain, not bogey-men

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

The distressing auditory hallucinations experienced by most people with schizophrenia arise from a dysfunction in the brain rather than, as most patients believe, an external malevolent force, according to research by Associate Professor Waters.

Ravie Waters

Catapulted into cognitive neuropsychiatry

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

A researcher into psychosis has had a meteoric rise in the Faculty.

Flavie Waters, who completed two degrees in England, started as a student at UWA in 2000 and last August was appointed Associate Professor in the Centre for Clinical Research in Neuropsychiatry.