Director of the Telethon Institute, Professor Jonathan Carapetis

Trans-Tasman action to fast track rheumatic fever vaccine

Thursday, 14 February 2013

The University of Western Australia and its affiliate, the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research have welcomed a commitment by the Australian and New Zealand Prime Ministers to fast track the development of a vaccine against rheumatic fever - an important contributor to premature deaths and reduced life expectancy in Indigenous communities.

Adjunct Professor Mark Jessell

New research fellow to boost WA mineral exploration

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

An international leader in structural geoscience has been awarded a Western Australia Research Fellowship, based at The University of Western Australia's Centre for Exploration Targeting.

Front: Mum Sonja Moors and son; Back: Cycle Study trainer Louise Smargiassi

Pregnant women pedal towards diabetes solution

Monday, 11 February 2013

Researchers from The University of Western Australia are looking for another 100 or more pregnant women to join a study investigating whether exercise can help prevent gestational diabetes.

Philippe Bouchet

Aussie award for young French ocean scientist

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

A PhD student at The University of Western Australia who is researching marine predators of the offshore Perth Canyon has won an award from the Australian Academy of Science.

Winthrop Professor Osvaldo Almeida and coach Dr Kylie Marsh

'Change of life' coaching may blitz mood swings

Monday, 4 February 2013

Health coaching may be used to help women through the ‘change of life' - and researchers at The University of Western Australia's Centre for Health and Ageing (WACHA) are calling for volunteers to test the benefits.

Chief investigator Associate Professor Eileen Webb

Study seeks seniors to talk about housing problems

Monday, 4 February 2013

Is WA's ageing population being disadvantaged by laws governing housing and accommodation?

This is the question raised by researchers at The University of Western Australia who want to talk to seniors, carers and people involved in aged care to find out.

Ecologists propose 4-point plan for global land restoration

Friday, 1 February 2013

The United Nations aims to restore 150 million hectares of degraded land world-wide by 2020 - but restoration ecologists at The University of Western Australia warn this will prove to be a significant challenge unless people understand it will take more than simply planting trees.

Business leaders to discuss Australia’s productivity at UWA forum

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Economists and business leaders will examine the future of Australia's productivity and global competitiveness at an upcoming forum at The University of Western Australia.

Leaf pressure probe

Miniature probes help tackle climate change

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Promising research on the use of miniature pressure probes to gauge the water status of wheat leaves could ultimately help farmers adapt to the effects of climate change.

UWA research officer Sam Flottmann measures turf colour. Photo: Louise Barton

Investigating best water practices for Perth's parks and ovals

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Scientists are trying to find out how to keep public parks and ovals green while using less water.