Bear markets better for predicting stock volatility

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

UWA Business School
Investors who use the volume of shares traded to predict the volatility of stock prices may have greater luck in a bear market than a bull market, new Australian research has found.

Exercise plays key role in managing obesity

Monday, 20 February 2012

In spite of recent media reports suggesting that exercise may not be useful in obesity management, overweight and obese people should not be discouraged from taking it up, according to a paper published today in the Medical Journal of Australia.

New business scholarships offered in 2012

Monday, 20 February 2012

Two new prestigious scholarships will be available to students at The University of Western Australia's Business School in 2012.

The BDO Undergraduate Scholarship is designed to assist second year Bachelor of Commerce students studying a major in Accounting and/or Finance, and is assessed on academic excellence. The duration of the scholarship is for their second and thrid year of study.

Associate Professor Ajmal Mian

Machine to human: I know you

Friday, 17 February 2012

A dot-sized part of a face may soon be all that is needed to identify a person, according to a face recognition expert at The University of Western Australia.

Professor Ron Kikinis

Harvard computer-aided surgery expert to gown up at UWA

Thursday, 16 February 2012

A distinguished Harvard Medical School professor who is spearheading the use of computer graphics in the operating theatre will work at The University of Western Australia later this year.

Dr Cecilia Leong-Salobir

The empire bites back

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Asian domestic servants helped change the way we eat, according to a researcher at The University of Western Australia who looks at history through food.

New courses, new Vice-Chancellor, new students

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Some of the State's brightest students are having an early glimpse of life and study at The University of Western Australia this week.

Neurons change shape after gene therapy

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Gene therapy not only helps injured brain cells to live longer and regenerate, but also changes the shape of the cells, according to researchers The University of Western Australia.

Gearing up for data deluge from world's biggest radio telescope

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

The amount of computer data generated by the entire world in a whole year will need to be stored in a single day for the world's most powerful telescope - the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) - and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) is gearing up to meet that unprecedented need.

Study aims to minimise impact on Fortescue Marsh

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

The potential impact of climate change and altered hydrology due to mining activities on a major Pilbara wetland is being studied by a researcher at The University of Western Australia.