The 2014 Rural School Leaver Cohort.

Rural students choose medicine at UWA

Monday, 17 February 2014

A total of 33 rural students, from as north as Broome to Albany on the south coast, will begin undergraduate studies this month as the third cohort of The University of Western Australia's program.

Winthrop Professor Lin Fritschi

Outdoor workers face increased cancer risk

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Perth researchers have completed a comprehensive study into Australian workers and their exposure to ultraviolet radiation - a known human carcinogen.

Professor Markus Melloh

Whole spine approach to neck and back problems

Thursday, 30 January 2014

A researcher from The University of Western Australia and the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research has worked with collaborators in the United States to create a new tool to help health professionals improve their treatment of patients experiencing neck or back pain.

Medical students head for the bush

Country practice lures city doctors to the bush

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Medical students from city backgrounds who are exposed to rural practice during their training are increasingly being converted to life in the bush, a new study by the Rural Clinical School of Western Australia (RCSWA) has found.

Associate Professor Kevin Pfleger

New global alliance to develop world-leading technology

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

A team of world leaders in the growing scientific field of biomolecular interaction has received an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant to help them develop world-leading technology, which will in turn help discover novel treatments for cancer and other disorders.

Dr Shahid, Professor Thompson and Winthrop Professor Dawn Bessarab.

Tackling cancer in indigenous Australians

Monday, 13 January 2014

Over the past 30 years, improvements in cancer treatments have resulted in better cancer survival in the wider community. Unfortunately, these same benefits have not been seen for Indigenous Australians who continue to experience much poorer outcomes after diagnosis with cancer.

Aurora Milroy and Rebecca Hutchens

Indigenous cousins take honours in law and medicine

Monday, 13 January 2014

First cousins Aurora Milroy and Rebecca Hutchens have not only just finished their professional degrees at the same time at The University of Western Australia - they have also become the first Indigenous students to be awarded, respectively, First Class Honours in Law and the Australian Medical Association Prize, which is the top prize in Medicine.

Midrange testosterone levels better for older men

Friday, 10 January 2014

Optimal levels of testosterone - meaning neither low nor high - in older men are associated with better survival, according to a study recently published by a team of UWA researchers in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Fish oil found to help serious pregnancy complications

Monday, 29 July 2013

Taking fish oil during pregnancy could limit the effects of serious complications such as gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia and miscarriage as well as enhancing fetal growth, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Passive smoking more risky for teen girls than boys

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Teenage girls exposed to passive smoking face a greater risk of heart disease than teenage boys, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Winner Kim Watkins and WA Pharmaceutical Society President John Harvey

UWA PhD student and lecturer wins model pharmacist award

Friday, 22 March 2013

A passion for community pharmacy and helping young pharmacists realise their potential as health professionals has seen a PhD student and tutor from The University of Western Australia honoured for being a role model to others in her profession.

Winthrop Professor of Medicine Bruce Robinson

UWA stars recognised in Australia Day Honours

Thursday, 31 January 2013

An internationally renowned professor and asbestos diseases specialist from The University of Western Australia has been recognised in the 2013 Australia Day honours for his outstanding commitment both to medicine and the community.

Professor Britta Regli-von Ungern-Sternberg

Anaesthetic linked to learning problems in children

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Children who are given anaesthetic before the age of three may have an increased risk of developing learning difficulties, according to a new study involving researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Busselton people help type 2 diabetes world research

Friday, 10 August 2012

Busselton residents and researchers from The University of Western Australia have contributed to a worldwide scientific collaboration that has identified new genetic links in the quest to map the biological pathways that cause diabetes.

Volunteers sought for salt diet study

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

A new study will examine how a person's genes and dietary salt intake affect substances that regulate blood pressure, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Raine Foundation announces medical research grants

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

The Raine Medical Research Foundation has awarded seven Priming Grants for the two year period 2012-2013, with a funding allocation of $920,340 to:

Nathanael Yates

UWA student wins prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

A PhD neuroscience student at The University of Western Australia has won a prestigious international scholarship to Oxford University in the United Kingdom.

UWA receives $25 million in medical research funding

Monday, 17 October 2011

The University of Western Australia has confirmed its reputation as a national leader in research after being awarded more than $25 million in funding for 53 grants through the National Health and Medical Research Council.

Optometrists and GPs need to improve diabetic care

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Two studies from The University of Western Australia have found that optometrists and general practitioners - who play an important role in primary eye care - can improve their management of diabetic patients at risk of eye damage.

Winthrop Professor Ian Jacobs

Any attempt at resuscitation is better than none

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Revised national resuscitation guidelines highlight the need to get help as soon as possible, perform compressions before ventilations and give quality cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.