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Research officer Ros Maley with volunteer

First of its kind culturally sensitive depression screening tool

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The first of its kind culturally acceptable screening tool for depression among older living Indigenous Australians in remote areas has been developed.

Professor Jon Evans

Offspring benefit from mum sending the right message

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Researchers have uncovered a previously unforeseen interaction between the sexes which reveals that offspring survival is affected by chemical signals emitted from the females' eggs.

Uncertainty about sea levels to last 10 more years: expert

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

A new study published in the international journal Nature Communications has revealed how Western Australia's sea levels will rise into the next century, according to a team of researchers including UWA's Research Assistant Professor Ivan Haigh (now at Southampton University) and Winthrop Professor Chari Pattiaratchi.

Assistant Professor Clint Bracknell

Journeying back, chasing Noongar songs

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Old Noongar-language songs in the J.S. Battye Library archives will come alive again during a lecture by a young Noongar academic, historian and musician.

Skate Sculpture’s recently remodelled Mosman Park skate park.

Skate parks get a good behaviour tick

Monday, 14 April 2014

If you think kids at skate parks are likely to be getting up to no good, think again.

Medical symposium

Australia-China musculoskeletal research promoted

Monday, 14 April 2014

Not long before Prime Minister Tony Abbott's visit to China for trade talks, a delegation of seven Professors from Australian universities travelled to China to promote joint research in the musculoskeletal disciplines.

Teen binge drinking influenced by adults

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Teenage binge drinking is influenced heavily by the role of adults in endorsing and facilitating unsafe behaviours, according to a study by researchers at The University of Western Australia Business School.

Antartic research

Australian geology under ice: what does it mean for the Antarctic ice sheet?

Thursday, 10 April 2014

An international research team has generated the first comprehensive map of geology beneath the East Antarctic Ice Sheet that will help to understand long-term changes in the largest ice sheet on the planet.

Smoking linked to higher risk of heart disease in teen girls

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Teenage girls who smoke or take the oral contraceptive pill are at greater risk of heart disease than boys who smoke, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Winthrop Research Professor Carol Bower

Screening to ensure justice for fetal alcohol disorder kids

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Some of the boys and girls aged from 10 to 17 who end up at the State's only juvenile detention centre at Banksia Hill may have fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) - and researchers have been awarded a grant to find out.