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Babies at mothers' group

Groups, communities help new parents cope: studies

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Parenthood is a significant life transition; a time often experienced by new parents as overwhelming and emotionally and physically exhausting - and new research into families in Perth's newer suburbs suggests that mothers' groups and play groups play a vital role in helping new mothers feel less isolated and anxious.

Statue of couple embracing

Intimacy/autonomy and living apart together

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Living apart together - or being in a relationship but not sharing a home - is a lifestyle that attracts about nine per cent of adults in the UK, with similar numbers in the industrialised world.

Kelly Ann Couzens

Student on trail of crime-solving medical experts

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

The men who sought justice for poisonings, murderous cadaver-trading, baby-farming, infanticide, shootings and rapes that happened more than 100 years ago in Scotland are being tracked down by a young Baldivis woman.

Why did the penguin cross the road? To get to Rockingham

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

A new road in the City of Rockingham has been given a Noongar name, thanks to consultations between the City and The University of Western Australia's Professor Leonard Collard.

Professor Ian Small

UWA success at Premier’s Science Awards

Friday, 22 August 2014

The University of Western Australia's strength in science was recognised last night when its staff won two major categories in the 2014 Premier's Science Awards and a former UWA Vice-Chancellor was inducted into the Western Australian Science Hall of Fame.

Professor Matthew Nelson holding canola flower

Canola flowers faster with heat genes

Thursday, 21 August 2014

A problem that has puzzled canola breeders for years has been solved by researchers from The University of Western Australia - and the results could provide a vital breakthrough in understanding the impact of increasing global temperatures on crop flowering.

Phil Vercoe, Craig Lawrence and Peter Davies

WA researchers succeed in breeding rare fish

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

In a world first, researchers at The University of Western Australia and Western Australia's Department of Fisheries have bred one of Australia's rarest fish - the critically endangered Western Trout Minnow.

Finance graph

Is Bitcoin really a currency? Public lecture with NYU expert

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Is virtual currency Bitcoin a valid currency or a speculative investment? In a public lecture at The University of Western Australia Business School, New York University's Professor David Yermack will provide an informed and unbiased perspective.

Anna Flanagan (hockeyroos gold medallist) reliability testing

Sport scientists work with Hockeyroos to prevent knee injuries

Friday, 15 August 2014

A new training program devised by researchers at The University of Western Australia has significantly reduced the risk of knee injuries among the Australian Commonwealth Games gold medal-winning women's hockey team, the Hockeyroos.

Winthop Hall Undercroft

UWA climbs higher in world rankings

Friday, 15 August 2014

In just 12 months, The University of Western Australia has climbed three places in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, to be placed at 88th in the world.