Reducing plagiarism among university students

Thursday, 12 January 2012

University students are more likely to plagiarise when they face unanticipated time pressures, a study conducted by Western Australian researchers has found.

The University of Western Australia's Business School PhD student Hwee Ping Koh, along with fellow researchers, presented 60 undergraduate and postgraduate business students with different scenarios around an impending assignment.

Pregnant women sought for autism study

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Pregnant women who already have an autistic child are being sought for a study by the Autism Research Team at WA's Telethon Institute of Child Health Research.

Author Brad Farrant

Mother's talk helps children see other viewpoints

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Young children whose mothers talk with them more frequently and in more detail about people's thoughts and feelings tend to be better at taking another person's perspective than other children of the same age.

Photo by Jacquie Moran

Breast cancer diagnosis photo wins international competition

Thursday, 22 December 2011

A black and white photograph - of a woman having a hookwire inserted into her breast to localise a small cancer prior to surgery - is one of 10 winning entries in an international photography competition organised by the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet.

Peter Flett, Wendy Erber, Minister Kim Hames, Alan Robson

Cancer patients to gain from Lotterywest funding

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Cancer patients will benefit from a $1.2 million Lotterywest cheque handed to The University of Western Australia today by Deputy Premier and Health Minister Dr Kim Hames.

2012 Christmas hams to be affected by honey slump?

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Honey production in Western Australia is down more than half this year as honeybees are affected by recent drought conditions that have resulted in failure of blossom in a number of plants important for honey production.

New funds target breast cancer and eye disease

Friday, 16 December 2011

The detection of small areas of cancer, and the development of a new laser to treat common sight-threatening diseases are two research projects at The University of Western Australia to benefit from new Federal funding.

Winthrop Professor Harvey Millar

UWA scientist wins Academy Award

Friday, 16 December 2011

One of the world's most cited plant scientists has been awarded a prestigious Australian science award.

Climate change threat to WA's oldest frogs

Friday, 16 December 2011

One of Western Australia's oldest and rarest species of frog has been found to be extremely susceptible to changes in climate, according to a study by researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Smoking fathers link to most common child cancer

Friday, 16 December 2011

New research from Perth's Telethon Institute for Child Health Research (ICHR) has found that children whose fathers smoked around the time of conception may have a 35 per cent higher risk of developing childhood leukaemia.