$6 million to commercialise EMS Research in new medical start-up

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences’ (EMS) Senior Research Fellow, Dr Brendan Kennedy, leads the cross-disciplinary research team behind the newly established Perth Company, OncoRes Medical.

The company has recently secured up to $6 million of funding to commercialise a surgical tool, developed by Dr Kennedy’s team of researchers at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and the University of Western Australia.

Writing China in Country students

Chinese literature, temples and the Great Wall of China

Friday, 18 August 2017

What better place to study Chinese literature than in China?

This winter, 21 English and Cultural Studies students travelled to Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) to immerse themselves in Chinese culture.

Starfish

275 million-year-old starfish fossil found in Western Australia

Monday, 14 August 2017

A research team led by The University of Western Australia has discovered a 275 million-year-old fossilised starfish-like creature in the north-west town of Gascoyne Junction.

Shuan Hern Lee

Achievement for Shuan Hern Lee in USA

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

The AMEB would like to congratulate Shuan Hern Lee on emerging as the first prize winner of the 2017 International e-Piano Competition in Minneapolis, USA.

Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre

New centre enables largest marine research capability in Indian Ocean rim

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Western Australia and the Nation are set to become a global leader in marine and ocean research with the opening today of a new multi-million dollar research centre at The University of Western Australia.

Could too much sitting be bad for our brains

Could too much sitting be bad for our brain?

Friday, 28 July 2017

In many aspects of our life when we need to use our brain power, we tend to sit down: at school, at work, reading, using our mobile phones or watching television.

UWA engineering subjects in world’s Top 10

Friday, 28 July 2017

Engineering subject areas taught at the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering (CEME) at the University of WA have been rated among the Top 10 in the world.

In the recent global Shanghai Rankings of academic subjects, CEME was rated seventh in the world for mining and mineral engineering, and ninth in the world for marine/ocean engineering.

Sharks

Healthy sharks sustain healthy oceans

Monday, 24 July 2017

A team from The University of Western Australia has completed a four month research expedition looking for signs of healthy coral reefs in the remote Kimberley. They observed an unexpectedly high number of sharks in the region, suggesting sharks play a key role in regulating the health of coral reefs.

Test tubes

UWA finalists announced in Premier's Science Awards

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Ten academics from The University of Western Australia have been announced as finalists in the 2017 Premier’s Science Awards.

Fatty liver

Health of parents before and during pregnancy linked to fatty liver in teenagers

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

A Perth study, led by researchers from The University of Western Australian, Edith Cowan University, Curtin University and the Western Australian Cohort (Raine) Study has discovered that a significant part of the risk for fatty liver in teenagers is linked to their parent’s health and lifestyle before and during their mother’s pregnancy.