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.

Professor Alistair Forrest

UWA's leading cancer researchers awarded $18 million

Monday, 3 July 2017

World-leading cancer research projects led by The University of Western Australia have today received a boost with $18 million in funding from the Cancer Research Trust and other partners.

Geckos and skinks

Geckos and skinks back from the brink

Friday, 30 June 2017

Researchers from The University of Western Australia are supporting a new project to trial the release of critically endangered blue-tailed skinks into a wild enclosure.

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Antimalarial drugs offer a smorgasbord of new herbicides

Thursday, 29 June 2017

A team of plant biologists and chemists from The University of Western Australia in collaboration with staff from chemical company BASF have used the surprisingly close relationship between plants and malarial parasites to turn a molecule developed for possible malaria treatment into a new herbicide.

Alaska pollock

Ten million tonnes of fish dumped every year

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Industrial fishing fleets dump nearly 10 million tonnes of good fish back into the ocean every year, according to new joint research by The University of Western Australia and the University of British Columbia.

Professor Cynthia Kuhn from Duke Univeristy School of Medicine visits Perth

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Dr. Cynthia Kuhn is currently visiting Perth to further develop collaborations and share her expertise. Dr. Kuhn will be presenting at Telethon Kids Institute on 23 June 2017 at 12-1pm. The title of her presentation is "Brain maturation during adolescence and reward / threat systems".