Associate Professor Kevin Pfleger

Searching for better ways to treat prostate disorders

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Innovative new technology has been used to identify and profile a novel combination of proteins that may improve treatment for prostate disorders.  The study will be published in the April 13th 2012 edition of the prestigious Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Magnetic navigation - putting the cat among the pigeons

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Homing pigeons are well known for their extraordinary sense of direction, which is thought to result from a specialised sense that allows them to navigate using the Earth's magnetic field.

OBEL postgraduate student leads Iona Presentation College student to BioGENEius Challenge win

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

UWA Optical + Biomedical Engineering Laboratory (OBEL) postgraduate student Kelsey Kennedy's mentoring has helped Iona Presentation College Year 11 student Tess Douglass to qualify as one of only two finalists in the BioGENEius Challenge of WA.

Associate Professor Craig Pennell

Genes identified for common childhood obesity

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

An international collaborative study including researchers from The University of Western Australia has identified at least two new gene variants that increase the risk of common childhood obesity.

Sensear adds to its awards tally

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

An innovative project developed at The University of Western Australia has won spin-out company, Sensear Pty Ltd, the prestigious Frost & Sullivan 2012 Product Differentiation Excellence Award for its "high-noise communication" devices.

Mr Charles Morgan

Extraordinary equipment to help ordinary families

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Research that has helped one family who lost three babies during pregnancy because of a genetic disorder to potentially pursue future successful pregnancies, is now available to all Western Australians.

Mr Keisuke Hoshino and Professor Bill Louden at the signing

Mitsubishi strengthens UWA Business School partnership

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Mitsubishi Development has become a Major Corporate Partner of The University of Western Australia's Business School with today's signing of a renewed sponsorship agreement valued at $350,000 for a further five years.

UWA Adjunct Professor Wendy Oddy

UWA, Telethon Institute join international early nutrition study

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and its affiliate, - Perth's Telethon Institute for Child Health Research - will join more than 50 scientists from 36 research institutions around the world to improve early nutrition to boost long-term health.

Great Rift Valley of East Africa

Crucible of humanity older than thought

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

The stage was set for the emergence of hominids - the ancestors of humans and great apes - 14 million years earlier than previously thought, according to a researcher at The University of Western Australia.

UWA Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dr Monica Gagliano

Talking plants

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

When South African botanist Lyall Watson claimed in his 1973 best-seller "Supernature" that plants had emotions that could register on a lie detector, scientists scoffed and branded it hippie nonsense.