The Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease (GOHaD) has recently moved into the Medical Research Foundation (MRF) building in the Perth central business district. The move brings together the dry- and wet-lab components of the Centre previously located across multiple locations. It is strategically centred close to clinical staff and other researchers based at Royal Perth Hospital, as well as within the MRF building itself.
The MRF building is located at 50 Murray Street, Perth, WA 6000. GOHaD is located on the 5th floor of the building.
A PhD student has made a significant breakthrough in preventing a global deficiency of the essential mineral and micronutrient in humans called selenium, which has been linked to the possible incidence of some diseases, including some cancers, viral infections, suppression of HIV progression to AIDS, heart disease and male infertility.
The University of Western Australia’s University Hall has won the Harold Krantz Award for Residential Architecture - Multiple Housing at the Australian Institute of Architects 2014 WA Architecture Awards.
Enactus UWA students are passionate about empowering
people in need.
In the last 12 months, the 55 members of Enactus UWA have
worked to deliver 13,000 pairs of shoes to Ghana, empower 5,510 students to
take control of their finances, engage 25 organisations, sell 2,245 environmentally
friendly jute bags, and train four Kenyan women to successfully run their own café.
In challenging wind conditions on Lago di Ledro, Italy, UWA students Sam Gilmour (skipper), Steve Thomas, Adam Negri and Chris Smith have won the silver medal at the 7th World University Match Racing Championships. The team represented Australia as part of a four-team contingent from Australia (2 open teams and 2 women's teams) and were defending the title after winning in Nice, France in 2012.