Pancreatic cancer trials

New treatment opportunities for pancreatic cancer

Friday, 4 March 2016

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

Wendy Erber

Surprise finding offers hope to sufferers of rare bleeding syndrome

Thursday, 3 March 2016

An international research team has made a major discovery that a rare inherited bleeding syndrome is caused by a gene mutation – but researchers were also surprised to find a link between the mutation and certain types of cancer.

Ozren Bogdanovic and Ryan Lister in a zebrafish research facility

Gene switch makes us look like our animal cousins

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

An international team of biologists has discovered how the same genes are turned on in mammals, fish and amphibians early in embryonic development, making them look incredibly similar for a brief period of time.

Louisa Lobigs

Third time lucky as UWA student wins prestigious cycling scholarship

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

A PhD student at The University of Western Australia with a passion for community health has been awarded this year’s Amy Gillett Cycling Scholarship.

Hot spots

UWA expert says more 'green' needed to cool Perth's suburban hotspots

Thursday, 4 February 2016

An environmental engineering expert at The University of Western Australia said ‘greening’ the suburbs of Perth will help reduce the emerging urban health crisis of heatwaves.

UWA medical students

Rural students find commitment pays off as med offers come through

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Forty-five students from across rural Western Australia have received first round offers to study medicine at The University of Western Australia through the Rural School Leaver Assured Entry Pathway.

Dr Mark Waters

Crop productivity and WA heritage winners in latest ARC funding

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

A project led by Dr Mark Waters from UWA to find new ways to improve crop productivity and one by UWA’s Professor Alistair Paterson to help preserve the heritage of the state’s north-west are winners in the latest round of funding grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC).

Convocation cultural excellence awards

Joint winners for cultural excellence awards

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

A PhD psychology candidate who is passionate about mental health and education and a law graduate who runs the WA Debating League have taken out this year’s Bryant Stokes Matilda Award for Cultural Excellence at The University of Western Australia.

Bruce Robinson

Funding for promising vaccine to shrink tumours

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

World-leading Perth cancer researcher Professor Bruce Robinson believes his team is close to developing a vaccine to try and shrink cancerous tumours.

Ranking attractiveness

Are attractive people paid more in the workplace?

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Your chance of getting a pay rise could depend on your looks, according to a new study led by The University of Western Australia.

Osteoporotic hip fracture

Research identifies new gene that causes osteoporosis

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and a number of other leading international research organisations have used one of the world’s most extensive genetics data sets to uncover a new gene associated with osteoporosis.

Three minute thesis

Young scientist wins UWA's three minute thesis competition

Friday, 11 September 2015

Imagine trying to explain in just three minutes a complicated thesis that would normally take about nine hours to read.

Boris Baer

Discover UWA's best ideas at Research Week

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Find out how sleep disorders are related to the shape of your face, whether plant biology and advances in genomics could alleviate the growing global food crisis, and what our homes and communities will look like when living to over 100 is the norm.


Childhood health research

New collaboration offers support for child health research

Monday, 3 August 2015

BrightSpark, the Raine Medical Research Foundation and The University of Western Australia have joined forces to contribute to vital child health research.

New treatment hope for pregnant women with high blood pressure

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Exciting research from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research has found new answers for pregnant women with high blood pressure, which is also a characteristic of the serious condition, pre-eclampsia.

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.

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.

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.

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.