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Barrister Judith Fordham in her office at the Centre for Forensic Science

Jury research an open (then shut) case

Monday, 28 June 2010

At the end of a court case, everybody wants to hear what the jury has to say.

Our legal system hinges on the ‘12 good men and true'. Their words can send an accused to heaven or to hell. But in WA, any words from jurors other than "guilty" or "not guilty" are closely guarded by the State Government.

Eugene Lim - Photo by Jarrad Seng

Increasing the impact of the Force

Monday, 28 June 2010

While the rest of the world is engrossed in soccer, a UWA Masters student is already focusing on next season's rugby. 

Winthrop Professor R.S. (Bob) White

UWA biographer sheds new light on a bright poetic star

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Reading the textbooks studied by Romantic poet John Keats during his years as a medical student at Guy's Hospital, London, gave an academic from The University of Western Australia a fresh perspective on the poet's work.

UWA wins $8.04M in research funding

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Significant new research funding to The University of Western Australia will underpin the University's commitment to tackle the big issues facing the community.

Professor Richard Hobbs

UWA ecologist to receive gold medal

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

The University of Western Australia's Professor Richard Hobbs is to be awarded the 2010 Ecological Society of Australia Gold Medal in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the study of ecology in Australia.

Fiona Gibson

Half would pay for recycled water

Monday, 21 June 2010

In an online survey seeking information on Perth people's preference for expanding the drinking water supply through a second desalination scheme or a recycled water scheme, a natural resource economist postgraduate student at The University of Western Australia found that Perth's population was split into two camps. 

Stem cell breakthrough offers new hope for lung disease patients

Thursday, 17 June 2010

For the first time researchers have found a type of stem cell that could prove crucial in reducing injury and scarring in the lung and even generate new lung cells.

Winthrop Professor Assen Jablensky

WA researchers find new genetic link for schizophrenia

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Western Australian patients have helped local researchers discover a new genetic link for schizophrenia.

Parasite ID to save WA’S honeybee industry

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Beekeepers and leading bee experts have come together at The University of Western Australia to tackle the global decline of honeybees and the parasites that have the potential to destroy the industry.

Parasite ID to save WA's honeybee industry

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Beekeepers and leading bee experts have come together at The University of Western Australia to tackle the global decline of honeybees and the parasites that have the potential to destroy the industry.