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B-vitamins reduce post-stroke depression

Thursday, 28 October 2010

People who have suffered a stroke and who regularly take vitamins are less likely to develop depression, according to a study led by The University of Western Australia.

Not just pretty feathers: ostriches step up for science

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Knowing how an ostrich can run without wasting too much energy could help engineers build better prosthetic limbs and more efficient robots, according to a researcher at The University of Western Australia.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson

UWA Vice-Chancellor to retire

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

The University of Western Australia's Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson today announced his retirement from the position at the end of 2011.

1st Prize Winner, Miss Lu Lin with W/Professor Dongke Zhang FTSE

Dongke Zhang Scholarships - Chinese Academy of Sciences

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Four outstanding postgraduates at Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology in China were awarded a Dongke Zhang Scholarship by W/Prof Dongke Zhang FTSE on 15 October 2010.

The Dongke Zhang Scholarships were established early in 2010 by W/Professor Dongke Zhang FTSE and The Zhangs Family Trust to recognise and reward outstanding postgraduate research students, currently enrolled at Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology.

Winthrop Professor Harvey Millar

UWA plant energy professors among world's most recognised

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Two Professors from The University of Western Australia are among the world's most cited plant scientists, according to the publisher of the two leading international journals for the advancement of plant science.

Mind and body care for mental health consumers

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Guidelines to help people with mental health problems receive better medical treatment for their physical health were launched today at The University of Western Australia.

Action needed to create brighter future for children

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Western Australia needs to make children and young people's mental health a priority to alleviate suffering and build a brighter future for the whole community.

Mental health consumers to receive better physical care

Monday, 25 October 2010

Guidelines to help people with mental health problems receive better medical treatment for their physical health will be launched at The University of Western Australia tomorrow.

$29M to UWA to pursue national research priorities

Monday, 25 October 2010

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have secured almost $19 million in grants from the Australian Research Council.  Another $10.4 million has been pledged by national and international organisations to support a number of specific research projects.

Ancient crop may be a lifeline for farmers

Friday, 22 October 2010

A hardy ancient Russian oilseed crop could prove a lifeline for farmers in marginal regions of the State, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Preliminary trials around WA have shown that camelina grows best on sandy soils.  More drought and frost tolerant than most other oilseed crops, it needs less fertilizers and other inputs than canola.