University News


Volunteers needed to trial new vaccine against Dengue Fever

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Perth researchers are about to trial a new vaccine that aims to protect against all four strains of the potentially devastating Dengue Fever.

Winthrop Professor David Mackey

Genetic discovery offers new hope for eye diseases

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

The discovery of new genes for two of the world's most common eye diseases could lead to new treatments, according to leading ophthalmologist, Winthrop Professor David Mackey, from The University of Western Australia.

Korea strengthens ties with UWA in minerals and energy

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

The top ten resource universities in Korea have strengthened ties with The University of Western Australia to develop a global talent in mineral and energy resources development.

Seeking ex-Karratha families for study

Monday, 13 September 2010

Educational opportunities and other issues faced by families who live in mining towns are the focus of a study by The University of Western Australia.

UWA Winthrop Professor Britta Regli-von Ungern-Sternberg

UWA appoints Chair in Paediatric Anaesthesiology

Friday, 10 September 2010

An internationally recognised anaesthetist has been appointed the inaugural Woolworths Chair in Paediatric Anaesthesiology at The University of Western Australia.

Swiss Nobel Prizewinner to focus on vaccines and immunology

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Internationally recognised physician and scientist, Professor Rolf Zinkernagel, will present this year's Ian Constable Lecture, On Regulation of Immunity and Immunopathology by Antigen, at The University of Western Australia.

Beam centrifuge in action

UWA Energy and Minerals Institute launched

Friday, 3 September 2010

An Energy and Minerals Institute launched at The University of Western Australia will help position Western Australia as a national and international hub for resources expertise.

Professor Steve Wilton

US body backs UWA researcher's muscular dystrophy research

Thursday, 2 September 2010

The Muscular Dystrophy Association of the United States has awarded a researcher from The University of Western Australia more than $400,000 over three years to improve his revolutionary treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).

Plant roots: biological plow or plug?

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

With Western Australia a water limited environment, at least for much of every year, a better understanding of water balance and how plants affect it should improve land use productivity.