Astrophysicists map the Milky Way

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Scientists have created a detailed map of the Milky Way using two of the world’s largest fully steerable radio telescopes in Germany and Australia.

Dr Stephen Humphry and Dr Heldsinger

A bright path to learning

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Assessing student work in performance based learning areas is now easier thanks to research developed by Dr Stephen Humphry, Senior Lecturer in Educational Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation at UWA’s Graduate School of Education and Dr Sandy Heldsinger. Humphry and Heldsinger began their research on assessment methods in 2008 with grant funding from the Australian Research Council.  The impetus behind their research stemmed from a number of observations. These include:

Breastfeeding baby

Study finds pesticide levels in WA breast milk lowest in world

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia and Murdoch University have found that levels of pesticides in breast milk have dropped significantly during the past 40 years.

Premature baby

Pre-term babies to learn night from day

Monday, 17 October 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia aim to improve health outcomes for pre-term babies by restoring the infants’ natural sleep-wake cycle. The cycle, commonly known as the circadian rhythm, is vital to healthy growth and development.

Chickpea growing in semi-hydroponic system

Novel technique to study root system architecture brings breakthrough in crop production

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

In a world first, researchers from The University of Western Australia and The International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) have published a study that will allow chickpea breeders and researches to develop new chickpea varieties with improved adaptation to target environments.

Walking the dog keeps owners healthy and neighbourhoods feeling safe

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

An international study carried out by Dr Hayley Christian from The University of Western Australia (UWA) has found dog walkers are not only more likely to be physically active but that walking the dog can help people in their neighbourhood feel safer.

Barry Marshall and Robin Warren

Ten years on - the impact of WA's only Nobel Prize

Monday, 10 October 2016

Hot on the heels of the 2016 Nobel Prize announcements in Sweden this week, a new report shows that Western Australia’s first Nobel Prize is still having a big impact a decade later.

Breast density

Breast density matters in detection of breast cancer

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Almost eight percent of women have extremely high breast density, which increases their cancer risk and can make it harder for health professionals to detect breast cancer on a screening mammogram.

Geoff Forbes

How much gluten is in foods labelled 'gluten free'?

Monday, 3 October 2016

A study by The University of Western Australia of foods labelled ‘gluten-free’ published this week in the Medical Journal of Australia has found that some produced overseas do not comply with the Australian standard that requires GF-labelled foods to contain ‘no detectable gluten’.

Samina Yasmeen and Minako Sakai guest edit special issue of Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Professor Samina Yasmeen and Dr Minako Sakai of The University of New South Wales, Canberra, have guest edited a special issue of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations. The special issue, entitled Narratives of Muslim Womanhood and Women’s Agency, closely examines women’s agency in negotiating their role in Muslim-majority societies and in a new place of settlement (Australia).