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).

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.

Renal specialist takes up blood pressure fight

Friday, 5 December 2014

A specialist from The University of Western Australia who is at the forefront of research into high blood pressure (hypertension) will spearhead efforts to develop preventive strategies to reduce death and disability from cardiovascular disease.

How malaria is shaping the human genome

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

For millennia, malaria has been a major killer of children in Africa and other parts of the world.  In doing so, it has been a major force of evolutionary selection on the human genome.

Winthop Hall Undercroft

UWA climbs higher in world rankings

Friday, 15 August 2014

In just 12 months, The University of Western Australia has climbed three places in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, to be placed at 88th in the world.

Winthrop Professor Timothy Davis

Diabetes champion wins national award

Friday, 18 July 2014

A consultant physician at The University of Western Australia has been awarded the prestigious Australian Diabetes Society's 2014 ADS-Kellion Award for his contribution to diabetes research.

New partnership invests in Myanmar's future

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Woodside and The University of Western Australia have formed a partnership to support the developing nation of Myanmar, formerly Burma, as the country restores its education system.

Assistant Professor Susan Peters

State funding for medical research

Monday, 30 June 2014

Five researchers from The University of Western Australia have been awarded State Government funding of $10,000 each in this year's New Independent Researcher Infrastructure Support (NRIS) awards.

Why are women delaying pregnancy?

Friday, 27 June 2014

A study by the Telethon Kids Institute and The University of Western Australia is exploring the reasons why women are delaying pregnancy well into their thirties.

Motherhood and childcare: is it just a pain in the back?

Thursday, 29 May 2014

A world-first study by a researcher from The University of Western Australia is calling for volunteers to help unravel why being a mum may cause years of back pain and dysfunction.

Obesity study

Global study shows obesity rates climbing worldwide

Thursday, 29 May 2014

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.

Researcher finds Pink Lady apples better for you

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Flavonoid-rich apples such as Western Australia's Pink Lady can provide greater health benefits than other varieties, according to joint research by The University of Western Australia and Department of Agriculture and Food.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Professor Anna Nowak

Award recognition for excellence in care for asbestos victims

Thursday, 20 March 2014

A UWA researcher who is working at the forefront of a health disaster that started in the blue asbestos mining industry in the Pilbara last century has been presented with a prestigious award by the Asbestos Diseases Society of 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.