Immunotherapy researchers

Researchers unlock clues to improving cancer treatment

Thursday, 18 July 2019

A research project led by The University of Western Australia in collaboration with Telethon Kids Institute and 13 health research organisations has identified key differences between cancers that respond to immunotherapy and those that do not.

Elderly woman holding two bottles of medication

Older Australians taking multiple medicines may be putting their health at risk

Monday, 15 July 2019

The number of Australians over the age of 70 taking five medicines or more a day has risen to nearly one million people and is increasing, according to a new study led by The University of Western Australia in collaboration with UNSW, Sydney.  The study has been published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

Baby sleeping on blanket

New test could reduce premature births by up to 30 per cent

Friday, 12 July 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia and King Edward Memorial Hospital have teamed up with Australian molecular diagnostics company SpeeDx to commercialise a new low-cost test to identify women at risk of premature birth. Based on research and results of clinical trials they predict the test could reduce premature birth by up to 30 per cent.

Forum to bring food, fibre and ethics to the same table

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Join us for a lively conversation where leading experts will discuss ways of improving agricultural practices at a one-day forum held at The University of Western Australia Club on Thursday 25 July.

Dr Katie Attwell

Study finds most Australians support mandatory vaccination

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

The Federal Government’s strict ‘No Jab, No Pay’ policy is well supported by the majority of Australians, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia and University of Sydney.

TB antibiotic

Lipid bodies help antibiotics to kill TB infections

Monday, 1 July 2019

Researchers are a step closer to better understanding how to treat one of the world’s deadliest diseases tuberculosis (TB), according to a new study published in Science.

Mouse sperm

Competition leads to fathers who produce more male sperm

Monday, 1 July 2019

New research led by The University of Western Australia has shown that the social conditions that a male experiences while growing up can influence the amount of X and Y chromosome sperm that he produces as an adult.

Bronwyn Ayre with kangaroo paws

Kangaroo paw may hold clues to understanding WA biodiversity

Thursday, 27 June 2019

A new study on kangaroo paws by The University of Western Australia and researchers at Kings Park and Botanic Gardens has challenged existing views that plants favour long distance rather than short distance pollination to reproduce.

Professor Wendy Erber

Top Indigenous STEM students make finals of Premier's Science Awards

Friday, 21 June 2019

Students at The University of Western Australia have taken out all four finalist places in a new Aboriginal STEM Student of the Year category in this year’s Premier’s Science Awards, announced by WA Premier Mark McGowan.

Dr Gail Alvares

Researchers call for the term 'high functioning autism' to be consigned to history

Thursday, 20 June 2019

Autism researchers from the Telethon Kids Institute have called for the term ‘high functioning autism’ to be abandoned because of the misleading and potentially harmful expectations it creates around the abilities of children on the autism spectrum.