The University of Western Australia has welcomed its largest intake of students from rural Western Australia this year into its Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences which will help WA's rural doctor shortage.
Researchers from The University of Western Australia and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in collaboration with the Busselton Health Study are part of an international team that have identified 43 new genes that affect lung function. The breakthrough will lead to a better understanding of how to prevent diseases and problems associated with lung functioning.
Improving treatment of viral infections in transplant recipients, determining whether testosterone slows biological ageing in men to improve health outcomes and developing a tool to diagnose and predict different types of diabetes are among 26 projects at The University of Western Australia to receive funding of more than $22 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
Last Saturday 60 rural students from 22 country towns, including 17 students from Bunbury, graduated from The University of Western Australia’s Medical School – the biggest number of rural background doctors to graduate in a single year.
A new study carried out by researchers from The University of Western Australia for the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) has found services to support the homeless face an increasingly constrained funding environment that is reliant on government sources of funding.
The biggest barriers to methamphetamine users seeking treatment are embarrassment or stigma, belief that help is not needed, preferring to withdraw without help and privacy concerns, according to a new study.
A tool that will enable surgeons to detect malignant breast cancer tissue during surgery using new imaging techniques has been developed by researchers at The University of Western Australia and the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.