Data from the World Health Organisation shows that more than five per cent of all the people in the world (about 360 million) suffer from permanent disabling hearing loss, and more than 32 million of these are children. In developing areas, up to 80 per cent of people with hearing loss have no prospect of early detection.
Sixty high-achieving Year 12 students from around the State were the first to trial The University of Western Australia's latest initiative to help arm school leavers with a better understanding of the opportunities available to them to enhance their professional futures.
Fifty Indigenous students in Years 9 and 10 will be having a different kind of fun when school breaks up at the end of the week - including learning about designing a world championship-winning racing car, launching rockets, extracting DNA from strawberries, experimenting with liquid nitrogen, making moulds of teeth and challenging their sporting abilities.
Heart disease is still the number one killer of Australians - and researchers at The University of Western Australia want to meet people who have had, or care for someone, with heart disease, heart failure or atrial fibrillation.
Professor Fiona Bull, Director of The University of Western Australia's Centre for the Built Environment and Health, has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the UK Queen's Birthday Honours for 2014.
Premier and Science Minister Colin Barnett today announced the appointment of The University of Western Australia's Professor Peter Klinken as the new Chief Scientist of Western Australia, the third UWA researcher to be appointed to the role.
than $1.85m in funding has been awarded to 22 medical researchers at The
University of Western Australia, as part of the State Government's bid to improve
the national competitiveness of WA researchers in attracting national medical
and health research grants.
Graduates, staff members and students from The University of Western Australia have been recognised as finalists in this year's Western Australian of the Year Awards, which will be announced at a gala dinner on Friday 30 May at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
New Zealand has the highest rates of adult and child obesity in the region and Australians too are becoming obese at an alarming rate with seven in 10 men overweight or obese according to the most comprehensive global obesity study to date.
Researchers at The University of Western Australia are calling for volunteers to participate in a study that will help to determine new methods of assessing the impact of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections in kidney transplant recipients.
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.