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Latest Faculty News

  • Can being born blind protect people from schizophrenia?

    Fri, 15 Feb 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.

  • Researchers speed up detection of blood infection

    Mon, 11 Feb 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.

  • Women who start periods early are at greater risk of cardiovascular problems

    Wed, 09 Jan 2019

    Researchers from The University of Western Australia have conducted a study that has found young women who start having periods early and often have a high body mass index are more prone to cardiovascular problems later in life such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

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