Western Australia’s Raine Study provided important data for a major international study that has found body mass index (BMI) in babies, children and adults is influenced by different genetic factors that change as we age.
UWA researcher Dr Gemma Cadby and colleagues at UWA and Curtin have shown for the first time that genes known to be associated with cardiometabolic syndrome (CMS) may also be associated with central adiposity (abdominal fat), independent of obesity.
Researchers from the Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease (GOHaD) and the Centre for Clinical Research in Neuropsychiatry (CCRN) have shown for the first time that the strength of genetic support for personality traits as endophenotypes for schizophrenia is broadly equivalent to that of cognitive traits.
An international research team has made a major discovery that a rare inherited bleeding syndrome is caused by a gene mutation – but researchers were also surprised to find a link between the mutation and certain types of cancer.
Find out how sleep disorders are related to the shape of your face, whether plant biology and advances in genomics could alleviate the growing global food crisis, and what our homes and communities will look like when living to over 100 is the norm.
More than 100 brainy Year 10 students from WA are preparing to compete in the State championships at the Australian Brain Bee Challenge to be held on Tuesday 23 June at The University of Western Australia.
Thyroid hormones are essential for childhood development and adult health, and thyroid disease affects up to 10 per cent of people in the world - yet we are only now beginning to understand the genetic architecture of thyroid levels.
A report on Aboriginal heart health released this week is the most comprehensive ever published in Western Australia about the single biggest killer of Aboriginal people. The report highlights the need for all sectors of government, health service providers, business and the community to work together to further narrow the gap between rates of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal heart disease deaths.
Three researchers from the Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease have been awarded over $40,000 from the Medical Research Foundation at Royal Perth Hospital. The funds have been awarded to Nina McCarthy, Phillip Melton and Jennifer Stone. Nina's funds will be used for targeted next generation sequencing in people with schizophrenia while Phillip will use the funds to study microbiome diversity, nutritional status and gut dysbiosis
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.
Dr Jennifer Stone, National Breast Cancer Foundation Fellow, was awarded $10,000 from the Government of Western Australia Department of Health to enable her breast cancer research. Jennifer has a specific interest in mammographic density and is an internationally recognised expert in the field. Jennifer will travel to Belgium later in the year to attend the Breast Cancer Association Consortium (BCAC) meeting.
A collaboration between researchers from the Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease, The University of Western Australia, Curtin University, The University of Melbourne, King Edward Memorial Hospital and the QEII Medical Centre has recently been awarded $1.2M over three years from the Cancer Council of WA.
A collaboration between researchers from the Centre for Genetic Origins
of Health and Disease and various schools within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry
and Health Sciences has been awarded $39,951.20 for the purchase of an Agilent
TapeStation Instrument. The TapeStation is a microfluidics platform for sizing,
quantitation and quality control of DNA and RNA.