Premature baby

Study finds blood test can predict early labour

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

A new blood test can predict whether women having signs of early labour will go on to give birth too soon, according to an international research team.

Principal clinical investigator Professor Ian Constable

New gene therapy could bring relief for eye disease patients

Monday, 19 May 2014

A new gene therapy for a common cause of blindness could spell the end of invasive monthly injections into the eye, according to researchers at the Lions Eye Institute (LEI) in Perth, Western Australia.

Students views on being a 'good' doctor versus a 'professional' doctor

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

In light of previous research which found that medical students valued compassion, patient-centred care and communication skills over clinical competence and knowledge, new research has sought to further explore medical students' views on professionalism.

Photos may change perceptions about older persons: research

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

They say a picture paints a thousand words - and new research is about to find out if a picture can also help nursing and medical students begin to ‘see' older people in a different light.

Winthrop Professor Osvaldo Almeida

International expert on ageing wins research award

Monday, 12 May 2014

An internationally renowned leader in psychiatry and ageing at The University of Western Australia has been recognised for excellence in research with a prestigious Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Senior Research Award.

Researchers win $2.5 Million in Cancer Council WA funding

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Projects ranging from a world-first trial to test radiotherapy for mesothelioma patients to targeted therapies to treat those with advanced breast cancer are among those to be awarded research funding by Cancer Council WA.

New research looks to Emu oil to cut bowel cancer rates

Thursday, 1 May 2014

A Perth based researcher is conducting ground-breaking research to investigate whether emu oil can be taken orally to treat bowel diseases which can lead to the onset of bowel cancer.

The art of good health

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Engaging in the arts for enjoyment, entertainment or as a hobby can be good for your mental, social and physical wellbeing, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Winthrop Professor Geoff Laurent

New directions for the Lung Institute of WA

Thursday, 17 April 2014

The Lung Institute of WA's Annual General Meeting had historic significance with guest speaker Winthrop Professor Geoff Laurent of The University of Western Australia meeting members for the first time in his capacity as director.

Research officer Ros Maley with volunteer

First of its kind culturally sensitive depression screening tool

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The first of its kind culturally acceptable screening tool for depression among older living Indigenous Australians in remote areas has been developed.

Skate Sculpture’s recently remodelled Mosman Park skate park.

Skate parks get a good behaviour tick

Monday, 14 April 2014

If you think kids at skate parks are likely to be getting up to no good, think again.

Medical symposium

Australia-China musculoskeletal research promoted

Monday, 14 April 2014

Not long before Prime Minister Tony Abbott's visit to China for trade talks, a delegation of seven Professors from Australian universities travelled to China to promote joint research in the musculoskeletal disciplines.

Smoking linked to higher risk of heart disease in teen girls

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Teenage girls who smoke or take the oral contraceptive pill are at greater risk of heart disease than boys who smoke, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Winthrop Research Professor Carol Bower

Screening to ensure justice for fetal alcohol disorder kids

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Some of the boys and girls aged from 10 to 17 who end up at the State's only juvenile detention centre at Banksia Hill may have fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) - and researchers have been awarded a grant to find out.

New collaboration may lead to promising treatments for fatal brain cancer

Monday, 31 March 2014

Glioblastoma is the most common and the most lethal type of brain cancer - and at the moment, there is no cure for it.

Vaccine could offer protection against ear infections

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

A team of international researchers has moved a step closer to developing a vaccine to protect against middle ear infection, currently the most common infection in children under the age of five.  The vaccine could also be used for those with poor lung function, such as cystic fibrosis sufferers.

Adolescent drug and alcohol emergency department intervention to be assessed

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Ten years ago, a study began into adolescents admitted to hospital emergency departments (ED) after abusing alcohol and other substances.

Irina Cattalini, Chief Executive Officer of WA Council of Social Service

Young guns shine in 40under40 Awards

Thursday, 20 March 2014

The University of Western Australia congratulates the 11 alumni named in this year's 40under40 Awards.

Clostridium difficile infection

Study finds serious C. Difficile rates on rise in hospitals

Monday, 17 March 2014

The incidence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), which causes severe diarrhoea, acute toxic colitis and even death, is on the rise in Australian hospitals, according to a study led by researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Dr Richard Pestell

UWA alumni named Australia's most innovative global leaders

Friday, 14 March 2014

Two outstanding graduates from The University of Western Australia were last night recognised for their commitment to effecting change at the 2014 Advance Australian Global Awards in Sydney.