De-prescribing project researchers

Study to determine if 'less is more' in drugs for elderly

Monday, 23 April 2012

Over-prescribing drugs to frail elderly people is a serious problem but little is known about what happens if unnecessary drugs are reduced or withdrawn under strict medical supervision.

TV ads entice kids to drink alcohol - study

Monday, 23 April 2012

Efforts to reduce alcohol-related harm in Australia are being frustrated by high levels of alcohol advertising on television, particularly at times when children are likely to be watching, according to new research led by The University of Western Australia.

Research Associate Professor Markus Melloh

Unhappy work a pain in the back

Friday, 20 April 2012

An international researcher based in Perth has found that workers who resign themselves to work in unsatisfactory jobs are more likely to suffer from serious, persistent lower back pain than others with a positive attitude.

Sarah Laborde

Local knowledge gives science a boost

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Science alone may not be able to describe every aspect of complex environmental systems, but a little local knowledge gives it a better chance, according to a young researcher at The University of Western Australia.

Kitty Foley

Prestigious award for young Down syndrome researcher

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

A young researcher with a passion for helping people with Down syndrome has been recognised as the recipient of a prestigious West Australian research scholarship. 

Genes discovery linked to osteoporosis and fracture risk

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

A large number of genetic variants have for the first time been linked to the risk of osteoporosis and bone fracture, according to a major new international study.

Presuming Dr Livingstone would be proud

Monday, 16 April 2012

The memory of medical missionary and anti-slavery campaigner Dr David Livingstone will be evoked when a field microscope to detect malaria, tuberculosis, infections caused by HIV/AIDS and other diseases is donated this month to a Malawi mining community.

Monica Kehoe

Japanese research to help WA lupin growers

Friday, 13 April 2012

A disease that affects WA lupin crops will be researched by a student from The University of Western Australia - in Japan.

UWA Publishing shortlisted for 2012 Australian Book Industry Awards

Friday, 13 April 2012

UWA Publishing has been shortlisted for Small Publisher of the Year as part of the 2012 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs).

Giving voice to western migrants

Thursday, 12 April 2012

A former East German junior fencing champion who now researches bushfire psychology at The University of Western Australia was invited to be a keynote speaker at a recent 17-nation conference on migration in Geneva.