University of Western Australia


Clearing up confusion over hand sanitizers

The need to wash our hands during the COVID-19 crisis has led to unprecedented demand for hand sanitizer. However, despite the label, cosmetic hand sanitizers may not be as effective as they claim to be.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Changes to COVID restrictions likely to trigger more anxiety

The winding back of a limited number of COVID restrictions is likely to trigger a new wave of anxiety among Western Australians and it's crucial that support is tailored to suit everyone's needs across the entire community, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

DNA may hold the key to protecting populations from COVID-19

Scientists from The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Science are part of a global team that is developing a new DNA test for COVID-19, which can provide faster and more detailed results than other tests.

Medical research

Looking at how people adapt to social isolation during COVID-19

Led by Forrest Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Julie Ji, working with Dr. Julian Basanovic and Professor Colin MacLeod, the study is seeking volunteers to share their daily experiences of mandatory or voluntary self-isolation and ...

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers create new way to detect breast cancer more accurately

A team of researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research has developed a new way to more accurately detect breast cancer in patients undergoing breast-conserving surgery.


Obesity linked to earlier need for knee replacements

A study led by The University of Western Australia and Fiona Stanley Hospital has found obese patients undergo knee replacements around eight years earlier than those who are a regular weight.


Keeping a healthy heart during COVID-19

People who suffer from cardiovascular disease and hypertension are vulnerable during COVID-19 and need to be protected, according to an expert in cardiovascular health from The University of Western Australia.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Homeless need accommodation to prevent COVID-19 taking hold

While Australians are being urged to stay home and self-isolate, more than 100,000 Australians experiencing homelessness are at high risk of COVID-19 because of chronic health conditions and no home in which to isolate.

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