Epidemiology in the spotlight

Friday, 16 September 2011

Scientific breakthroughs in the study of obesity, cancer and cardiovascular disease will be the focus of a major conference to be held in Perth next week.

Centre for Social Impact update: September 2011

Thursday, 15 September 2011

UWA Business School
The Centre for Social Impact (UWA) continues to be a hive of activity, with preparations well underway for an upcoming conference on Indigenous business.

Professor Ray Fells

Mining companies – competitive, cooperative or just constructive?

Thursday, 15 September 2011

UWA Business School
A new case study featuring negotiations between two mining companies in Western Australia has shown that in the realities of business, negotiators should aim to be constructive rather than cooperative.

Professor Ray Fells, from The University of Western Australia Business School, has completed an analysis of negotiations between Karara Mining Ltd (KML) and Sinosteel Midwest Corporation Ltd (SMC), which took place in 2009.

Dr Anna Kemp

Study finds Australians pay more for medicine

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Australians are paying more out of their own pockets for medicines than people in many other countries, according to a new study.

Chinese PhD candidate at The University of Western Australia, Xixi Li, this mont

A touch of the tar bush

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Chinese PhD candidate at The University of Western Australia (UWA), Xixi Li, is taking a tar bush to the touchy subject of reducing controversial agricultural green house gas emissions.

Global study offers new hope for regulating blood pressure

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Researchers at The University of Western Australia in collaboration with more than 200 centres from 24 countries have identified DNA links to blood pressure which could lead to new treatments for cardiovascular disease.

Dr Hrvoje Mihanovic at the Oceans Institute in Crawley. (Photo: Tony Malkovic)

WA’s sea breezes come under scrutiny

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Dr Hrvoje Mihanovic is using novel techniques to study the effects of WA's blustery sea breezes on ocean surface currents and the behaviour of the Leeuwin and Capes currents.

Winthrop Professor Philip Thompson

WA plays major role in new asthma gene discovery

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

An international study has identified two new genetic variants that increase the risk of asthma, which could lead to potential new drug treatments.

Winthrop Professor David Blair

Researchers in new gravity measurement breakthrough

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Physicists from The University of Western Australia are part of an international collaboration that has made a breakthrough in the development of a new type of gravity wave detector.

Associate Professor Kevin Pfleger

Eureka moment for young researcher

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Associate Professor Kevin Pfleger, of the WA Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR), has been honoured with an Australian Museum Eureka Prizes for his work on improving the way pharmaceuticals act on the human body.