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Schematic representation of a graphene sheet

Research unlocks potential of super-compound

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Researchers at The University of Western Australia's have discovered that nano-sized fragments of graphene - sheets of pure carbon - can speed up the rate of chemical reactions.

Professor Hans Nossent, Chair of Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine

$2.7M to target 'poor cousin' of chronic diseases

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Whether it's the 11-year-old who has to sit by while his schoolmates play soccer, the grandma who can't open a jar, or the 30-year-old who can't get out of bed and has to miss yet another week of work - everyone knows someone affected by arthritis or some equally painful bone and joint condition.

UWA showcases research strengths in Shanghai

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

The University of Western Australia's new EZONE engineering zone, the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and the 1600-hectare Farm Ridgefield are among the university's research facilities to be showcased at a special event in Shanghai this Friday.

Man looking forlorn

B-vitamins can help beat depression: study

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Supplementing current anti-depressant medication with B vitamins improves response to treatment, according to a study by researchers at The University of Western Australia.

David Malcolm

UWA pays tribute to former Chief Justice David Malcolm

Monday, 20 October 2014

The University of Western Australia extends its deepest sympathies to the family of former WA Chief Justice and UWA law graduate David Malcolm, who has died aged 76.

Mr Malcolm completed his law degree in 1959 and was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship the following year. During his studies at Oxford University, he was appointed an Honorary Fellow of Wadham College.

Associate Professor Kevin Pfleger

UWA awarded $26.1M in national medical research funding

Friday, 17 October 2014

A trial that aims to improve the treatment of severe asthma in children, how microRNAs can be used to treat liver cancer and improving primary care for Aboriginal mothers and babies in the Kimberley are among 29 research projects at The University of Western Australia to benefit from new medical grants.

Professor Robyn Owens, Dr Phil Watson and Peter Burger.

Fugro to fund Chair in Geotechnics at UWA

Friday, 17 October 2014

Fugro, an international company that specialises in the design of offshore foundations is to fund the creation of a new chair at The University of Western Australia's Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS).

Memento Mori exhibition delves into inevitability of death

Thursday, 16 October 2014

A multi-arts examination of a topic still largely tabu in Western culture opens at The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at The University of Western Australia tomorrow.

Australian scientists prove link between viral infection and autoimmune disease

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Common viral infections can pave the way to autoimmune disease, Australian scientists have revealed in breakthrough research published internationally today.

How malaria is shaping the human genome

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

For millennia, malaria has been a major killer of children in Africa and other parts of the world.  In doing so, it has been a major force of evolutionary selection on the human genome.