Walking the dog keeps owners healthy and neighbourhoods feeling safe

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

An international study carried out by Dr Hayley Christian from The University of Western Australia (UWA) has found dog walkers are not only more likely to be physically active but that walking the dog can help people in their neighbourhood feel safer.

Barry Marshall and Robin Warren

Ten years on - the impact of WA's only Nobel Prize

Monday, 10 October 2016

Hot on the heels of the 2016 Nobel Prize announcements in Sweden this week, a new report shows that Western Australia’s first Nobel Prize is still having a big impact a decade later.

Breast density

Breast density matters in detection of breast cancer

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Almost eight percent of women have extremely high breast density, which increases their cancer risk and can make it harder for health professionals to detect breast cancer on a screening mammogram.

Geoff Forbes

How much gluten is in foods labelled 'gluten free'?

Monday, 3 October 2016

A study by The University of Western Australia of foods labelled ‘gluten-free’ published this week in the Medical Journal of Australia has found that some produced overseas do not comply with the Australian standard that requires GF-labelled foods to contain ‘no detectable gluten’.

UWA drug offers new hope to young muscular dystrophy sufferers

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

A new drug for the treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) originally developed at The University of Western Australia has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Katie Meehan

Simple blood test could be used to detect breast cancer

Friday, 9 September 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are working on a quick, simple and less invasive blood-based test that can detect breast cancer progression or relapse much earlier than current methods such as mammogram, MRI or biopsy.

Professor Bu Yeap

Doctors urged to be cautious when treating low testosterone

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Doctors have been advised to exercise caution when prescribing testosterone treatment for older men with low testosterone and a history of cardiovascular disease, according to a position statement published today in the Medical Journal of Australia.

Professor David Blair

Discover something new at UWA Research Week

Monday, 29 August 2016

Find out more about what makes us happy, how poor mental health can affect children’s development and how much of the universe we can reproduce using computer simulation during The University of Western Australia’s Research Week.

Heart

Research helps treatment of heart attacks and angina in Aboriginal people

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Research carried out by The University of Western Australia into the management of Aboriginal heart patients has found that while treatment is improving, more work is needed to ensure that rural patients are getting treatments that match those that are recommended.

Researchers aim to boost physical activity in preschoolers

Monday, 8 August 2016

The University of Western Australia is teaming up with partners in the early education and care sector to find ways to improve young’s children’s physical activity, health and development.

Students from China and Vietnam

UWA welcomes Chinese and Vietnamese students

Monday, 1 August 2016

More than 130 medical and health science students from China and Vietnam are spending a month at The University of Western Australia participating in a research training program.

Professor David Sampson

Leading researchers named finalists in Premier's Science Awards

Monday, 25 July 2016

A public health researcher whose groundbreaking work has helped prevent birth defects and a biomedical scientist who helped pioneer a microscope-in-a-needle to detect cancer cells are two of eight leading academics from The University of Western Australia among 15 finalists in this year’s Premier’s Science Awards.

Lotterywest grant to support medical research

Community to give vital input into advancing medical research

Friday, 8 July 2016

A $3.2 million grant from Lotterywest will allow the highly successful Consumer Involvement Program of The University of Western Australia’s School of Population Health and the Telethon Kids Institute to be expanded to 18 other WA organisations.

NAIDOC Week to celebrate Indigenous achievements

Monday, 4 July 2016

A postgraduate student who came to The University of Western Australia as part of an Aboriginal Orientation Course in 2001 has been named this year’s NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee) Scholar of the Year for Western Australia.

Dr Hayley Christian with Dr Chris Brown (Bondi Vet)

UWA researcher backs pet friendly communities

Thursday, 16 June 2016

The benefits of pet ownership in the community are well documented, but researcher Dr Hayley Christian from The University of Western Australia’s School of Population Health says even more could be done to create pet friendly communities.

WA Governor Kerry Sanderson

Graduates and staff earn Queen's Birthday Honours

Monday, 13 June 2016

Western Australia’s Governor, a Supreme Court judge, an Australian hockey legend and one of Perth’s leading businessmen are among 18 graduates and a staff member of The University of Western Australia who have been recognised in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Associate Professor Kevin Pfleger

Medical researcher wins top British award

Monday, 13 June 2016

One of Western Australia’s brightest medical scientists has been recognised with a prestigious award by the British Pharmacological Society.

Stephan Lund

UWA student announced social worker of the year

Thursday, 2 June 2016

PhD candidate and lecturer Stephan Lund from The University of Western Australia has won two awards at the annual state-wide WA Social Worker of the Year Awards.

Professor Tim Inglis

Researcher wins Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Award funding

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Medical microbiologist Professor Tim Inglis has been awarded US$100,000 (A$138,160) by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a screening test that will detect antibiotic resistance and ensure the right antibiotics can be prescribed.

Barry Marshall in China

Nobel Laureate leads popular events during Australia Week in China

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Nobel Laureate and Professor at The University of Western Australia Barry Marshall has led a number of prominent events in China during Austrade’s second Australia Week in China (AWIC) program.