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Traffic fumes can trigger asthma in very young children

Monday, 1 November 2010

Children aged four and under are most at risk of asthma attacks from traffic-related air pollution, according to a researcher at The University of Western Australia.

Tony Phan in his lab with Head of School Andrew Smith and Marisa de Pinho

Global partners get their teeth into stem cell research

Monday, 1 November 2010

Stem cell research will be a focus of Australia's first international translational dental science research program, based at UWA.

Perth Must Stop Relying on Cars: Transport Expert

Friday, 29 October 2010

UWA Business School
Professor Juan de Dios Ortuzar calls Perth a beautiful city. He also calls it unsustainable. The academic was in Perth for only a month, but he still noted the city's urban sprawl, the spacious lifestyle of big houses and even bigger blocks that will, he warned, come back to haunt us.

Study indentifies genes that control thyroid levels

Friday, 29 October 2010

Sequence variations in DNA have been identified that affect personal levels of thyroid hormones, according to an international research team.

Productive Pressure: Prioritising Safety in the Workplace

Friday, 29 October 2010

UWA Business School
It would be a rare worker who has not felt pressure to be more productive. It would be an even rarer worker who hasn't felt tempted to cut corners in order to increase their productivity. However, for workers in safety-critical jobs, cutting corners can have very real consequences.

UWA Business School Wins Four ARC Grants

Friday, 29 October 2010

The University of Western Australia Business School has won three Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery grants and one ARC Linkage grant in the 2011 round of funding.

Virtually Effective: The Case of Cross-Cultural Teams

Thursday, 28 October 2010

The days of old-fashioned face-to-face communication are all but gone. Instead, today's work environments are characterised by virtual teams, says Winthrop Professor Cristina Gibson, from The University of Western Australia Business School.

B-vitamins reduce post-stroke depression

Thursday, 28 October 2010

People who have suffered a stroke and who regularly take vitamins are less likely to develop depression, according to a study led by The University of Western Australia.

Not just pretty feathers: ostriches step up for science

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Knowing how an ostrich can run without wasting too much energy could help engineers build better prosthetic limbs and more efficient robots, according to a researcher at The University of Western Australia.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson

UWA Vice-Chancellor to retire

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

The University of Western Australia's Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson today announced his retirement from the position at the end of 2011.