Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences
One in six Australians will be affected by cardiovascular disease
More than 10% of health issues in Australia relate to lung issues
One in seven people in Australia die of a lung disease-related illness
- Nutritional biochemistry and cardiovascular disease
- Therapeutic approaches to treat obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease
- Cardiovascular disease and the Busselton Family Heart Study
- Epithelial-Mesenchymal cell communication; towards new therapeutic targets for fibrosis
- Fibroblast senescence as a driver of pulmonary fibrosis
- Paediatric asthma
Abdominal fat and cardiovascular disease
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.Read more
Researchers find new way to study cholesterol
An international team of researchers has developed a new way of visualizing the distribution of cholesterol in cells and tissues. Their studies, which provide unique insights into the movement of cholesterol into and out of cells, could eventually lead to new therapies for cardiovascular disease.Read more
Research finds Vitamin D is important for respiratory health
A new study carried out by The University of Western Australia, the Busselton Health Study and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital has found Vitamin D deficiency can contribute to poor respiratory functioning and health in middle-aged adults.Read more
School of Biomedical Sciences
The School of Biomedical Sciences at The University of Western Australia encompasses biological, pre-clinical and health-related fields.
Neonatal cardiorespiratory physiology
Our neonatal cardiorespiratory physiology research looks at understanding the hearts and lungs of premature babies.
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology
The Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology group prevents and improves treatment for those affected by heart, stroke and vascular disease.