West Australian researchers have developed a new type of test that
could predict very early on in treatment if mesothelioma patients will
benefit from chemotherapy.
Up to 60 patients with the asbestos-related cancer will participate
in a study of the test, which is being conducted at the National
Research Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases based at the Western
Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR).
Former Deputy Prime Minister and ALP Leader Kim Beazley has returned
to scholarship at The University of Western Australia as a Professorial
UWA Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alan Robson, said Professor Beazley
would add tremendous intellectual value to the University particularly
in areas of politics, public policy and international relations.
“The UWA community is delighted to welcome Kim Beazley back to the
University from which he graduated and from where he achieved a high
level of scholarship including becoming a Rhodes Scholar,” he said.
An Australian study has found that a liver disease, caused by
overweight and obesity rather than alcohol, increases the risk of
diabetes and metabolic syndrome. An 11 year follow-up study of
patients from the renowned Busselton Health Survey found people with
non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) were three times more likely
to develop diabetes than people without NAFLD.
The University of Western Australia will offer a new Masters in
Science Communication and Education for the first time next year in a
bid to ease the State’s shortage of high-quality science teachers.
At the launch of the new course today by WA’s Chief Scientist,
Professor Lyn Beazley, UWA’s Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Research
Training) Robyn Owens said the course would provide a much-needed boost
to the education sector in Australia.
With more of us living in cities than ever before, a new
Australia-first, multi-disciplinary centre at The University of Western
Australia will study the ways in which the urban environment affects
Directed by 2007 Fulbright Senior Scholar, Professor Billie
Giles-Corti, the Centre for the Built Environment and Health will be
opened by the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, the Hon.
Alannah MacTiernan, at 5.30pm, on Thursday, November 22, at UWA’s
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.
Some may consider that spending your day conducting cutting-edge research in plant energy biology is quite an exhausting task. Staff from The Centre of Excellence Plant Energy Biology have realised, that they have extra energy to burn in the name of team spirit!
On Sunday March 11th there will be a new force to reckon with, as Plant Energy Biology's Team Green Machine hits the corporate triathlon scene at the annual BRW/BP Ultimate Corporate Triathlon at Langley Park.
Japan's first astronaut and distinguished scientist, Dr Mamoru Mohri, met up with Professor Barry Marshall while he was in Perth for an International Science Centres conference.
The pair toured the Schools of Human Movement & Exercise Science and Biomedical, Biomolecular & Chemical Sciences and also Physics, where they talked with Prof Mike Tobar and Dr John Hartnett about the Sapphire Clock Ensemble that the School is Building for the European Space Agencies Atomic Clock Ensemble in Space Mission.