Brain

Can being born blind protect people from schizophrenia?

Friday, 15 February 2019

A study carried out by The University of Western Australia has provided compelling evidence that congenital/early cortical blindness – that is when people are blind from birth or shortly after - is protective against schizophrenia.

Project that can predict risk of fatal illnesses selected for development

Monday, 11 February 2019

A team from The University of Western Australia that has developed a new way of analysing genetic data to determine the risk of diseases such as cancer and heart attack has been selected to develop their technology through the prestigious CSIRO ON Accelerate program.

Professor Tim Inglis

Researchers speed up detection of blood infection

Monday, 11 February 2019

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have developed a new method of detecting blood infection that they hope will dramatically speed up diagnosis and treatment of severe infection.

Boorna Waanginy

Perth Festival opens with epic Kings Park adventure

Friday, 8 February 2019

Perth Festival opens in spectacular style this weekend by transforming Perth’s beloved Kings Park into a nocturnal wonderland for the entire family to enjoy over four magnificent nights.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater

Unlikely proof that from small beginnings great careers grow

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

This article is reprinted with the permission of The Australian newspaper. It was published on Wednesday 6 February 2019.

Asad Prodhan

Awards and Achievements – January 2019

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

UWA Vice-Chancellor

Women rise to the top

Thursday, 31 January 2019

This article is reprinted with permission of The Australian newspaper. It was published on Wednesday 30 January 2019

The Group of Eight universities has appointed its first female chair. The University of Western Australia Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater will lead the organisation, which represents the eight ­research-heavy universities, for the next 12 months, taking over from UNSW Vice-Chancellor Ian Jacobs.

Testosterone study

Could higher levels of testosterone hold the key to slower ageing?

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

A new study of older men carried out by The University of Western Australia has found there is a link between men who have higher levels of the sex hormone estradiol, produced from testosterone, and slower ageing.

UWA staff and graduates recognised in Australia Day honours list

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

The University of Western Australia congratulates 21 of its graduates and five staff members who were recognised in this year’s Australia Day Honours List.

Termites

Termites help reduce the impact of drought on tropical rainforests

Friday, 11 January 2019

Researchers from The University of Western Australia in collaboration with the University of Liverpool, the Natural History Museum, London, and the University of Malaysia, Sabah, have discovered termites play a critical role in helping tropical rainforest plants survive drought.