Sexualisation of girls and the digital age

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Spray tans, make-up and padded bras for pre-adolescent girls are some of the heavily marketed products that promote a sexualised appearance for girls in modern society.

Bob Naiman shares his thoughts on rainforests and savannas

International ecologist visits Albany

Monday, 27 February 2012

Internationally distinguished ecologist, author and academic Robert Naiman visited UWA Albany's Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management (CENRM) throughout February and March.


Visiting academic Professor Robert Naiman

International ecologist is visiting CENRM UWA in Albany

Monday, 27 February 2012

An international ecologist, author and academic is visiting UWA Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management in Albany throughout February and March

UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson

Major philanthropic gift for Indigenous Rock Art research

Monday, 27 February 2012

A gift of $1.5 million to support significant research into Kimberley Rock Art at The University of Western Australia will advance the understanding of the Indigenous cultural heritage of Western Australia's far north.

Dirima Cuthbert

Perth "4WD" homes buck green trend

Friday, 24 February 2012

Many Perth houses are not energy efficient and building regulations don't encourage home builders to change, says a researcher from The University of Western Australia.

Professor Miranda Grounds

New clues to muscle wasting in elderly people

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Permanent disconnection between nerves and muscles may be the reason behind progressive loss of muscle mass and function in elderly people, Perth-based researchers have found.

Dean, Faculties of Science, Winthrop Professor Tony O'Donnell

Editorial: A new year, new courses and two new schools

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Welcome to the first edition of Science Matters for 2012 and the first joint edition from the Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences and the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences.

Trainer Liliana Balaguera, left, gives some tips to researcher MJ Ong

Cycle study might stop diabetes cycle

Thursday, 23 February 2012

A study to see if exercise can help prevent pregnant women from developing gestational diabetes has become very personal for research co-ordinator and PhD candidate MJ Ong.

Ostriches bed down for UWA slee researchers (Photo: gallafoto/

Sleeping ostriches provide eye-opening insights for researchers

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Academia is a small world and just how small was brought home to Professor Shane Maloney from the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology two years ago. He has always enjoyed working in South Africa, having spent three years as a post-doc at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in the early 1990s, where he did some work on temperature regulation in ostriches.

Dr Foteini Hassiotou of UWA’s Hartmann Human Lactation Research Group

Stem cells in breastmilk: new discoveries hold great promise

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

The UWA Hartmann Human Lactation Research Group (HHLR Group) revealed in 2007 that some of these cells display stem cell properties.

More recent research by the group is now demonstrating that breastmilk stem cells display the two hallmarks of stemness: they can selfrenew and differentiate towards various cell types.