Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships attract world's best minds

Friday, 29 May 2015

Andrew and Nicola Forrest today announced the first recipients of the prestigious Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships – with the five recipients flying in from around the world to accept their scholarship.

Professor Florian Daniel Zepf

New Chair to focus on child and adolescent mental health

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Internationally respected researcher Dr Florian Daniel Zepf has been appointed the new Chair and Winthrop Professor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at The University of Western Australia.

Dr Melody Miolin

Medical placement program offers new hope for rural communities

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Medical students from the Rural Clinical School (RCSWA) at The University of Western Australia are more likely to work in remote locations after graduating, a recent report has shown, which is having a positive impact on  rural and remote communities that often struggle to gain access to medical practitioners.

Golden snub-nosed monkey

Beards as badges of honour?

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Are beards ‘in' again because guys are under pressure? Maybe.

Nang Nge Nge Phoo

Scholarship to improve Myanmar health care

Friday, 13 March 2015

Myanmar post-graduate student Nang Nge Nge Phoo has arrived in Perth to begin her studies in Public Health at The University of Western Australia as the inaugural Woodside Myanmar Postgraduate Scholarship.

Dr Angus Turner and patient Sharon Hume from Leonora

40Under40 winner helping outback Australia to see

Thursday, 12 March 2015

An ophthalmologist who graduated from The University of Western Australia and founded Lions Outback Vision was last night named First Amongst Equals in the 2015 40Under40 Awards.

Breakthrough study advances understanding of borderline thyroid condition

Monday, 9 March 2015

Thyroid hormones are essential for childhood development and adult health, and thyroid disease affects up to 10 per cent of people in the world - yet we are only now beginning to understand the genetic architecture of thyroid levels.

Joseph Carpini

Study seeks to sharpen surgery systems

Friday, 27 February 2015

Communication and coordination are important aspects of any workplace - but arguably more important in operating theatres than anywhere else, according to Professor Sharon Parker from The University of Western Australia's Business School.

Adjunct Associate Professor Nikolajs Zeps

Genomic sequence reveals new treatment options for pancreatic cancer

Friday, 27 February 2015

An international project assisted by researchers from The University of Western Australia has offered new hope to patients with pancreatic cancer.

WA's leading medical research on show at Science on the Swan

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Hot topics such as the influence of maternal nutrition before and during pregnancy on a child's development of conditions including obesity, type II diabetes, autism and attention deficit disorder will be canvassed at a high profile gathering of some of the world's finest medical science and health research minds in Perth this April.

Professor Giles Plant

Graduate shares promising new research for spinal cord regeneration

Monday, 23 February 2015

In Australia, many victims of spinal cord injury are young men whose lives are changed in an instant, and Western Australia - with its love of cars, sport and the great outdoors - has twice as many cases as other Australian states.

Living in hope for Aboriginal health in WA

Monday, 23 February 2015

A report on Aboriginal heart health released this week is the most comprehensive ever published in Western Australia about the single biggest killer of Aboriginal people.  The report highlights the need for all sectors of government, health service providers, business and the community to work together to further narrow the gap between rates of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal heart disease deaths.

New guide to better practice in residential care facilities

Friday, 13 February 2015

People living and working in residential care facilities will benefit from a new resource launched by researchers from The University of Western Australia's Centre for Health and Ageing (WACHA).

Brain drain reversed

Friday, 13 February 2015

An internationally renowned genomic researcher who published breakthrough discoveries about cell development in top international journal Science today, has returned to his home town of Perth after 20 years.

Partnership the power behind lung disease treatment

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Help may be on its way for sufferers of lung fibrosis - a condition sometimes caused by exposure to asbestos but one that sometimes appears without any known stimulus.

Graeme Hankey recognised for outstanding stroke research

Friday, 6 February 2015

An outstanding lifetime contribution to stroke-related research has earned The University of Western Australia's Professor Graeme Hankey a prestigious US award.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome increases risk of chronic illness

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that women who suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome are at much higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, mental health conditions, reproductive disorder and cancer of the lining of the womb.

Two hour screen limit for kids 'virtually impossible' to enforce

Thursday, 22 January 2015

A world-first longitudinal study by The University of Western Australia researchers examining the links between mental health and screen use by children and teenagers has found that guidelines to limit screen-based media-use to less than two hours a day are out of date and ‘virtually impossible' to enforce.

UWA signs up with North Metro Health Service

Thursday, 15 January 2015

More than 900,000 people in Perth's northern suburbs will potentially benefit from a new partnership between The University of Western Australia and North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS) Mental Health. 

Rhys Radcliffe and Candice Rawson

Time to celebrate for new Aboriginal doctors-to-be

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

An Aboriginal enrolled nurse and an Aboriginal health worker who were the very first students in UWA's Advanced Diploma in Medical and Aboriginal Health Sciences have just been accepted into medicine.