Student doctors need model patients

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

The University of Western Australia is seeking volunteers to act as patients to enable medical students to practise their skills.

Volunteers needed for Parkinson's sleep study

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are seeking volunteers for a study looking at the relationship between sleep and cognition in people with Parkinson's disease.

Winthrop Professor Stephen Powles

UWA trio shine in Academy of Science

Monday, 26 March 2012

Three out of 21 national new Fellows elected to the Australian Academy of Science today are from The University of Western Australia.

Wolfing down lupins to fight 'diabesity'

Monday, 26 March 2012

Ancient Romans thought lupin seed was fit only for wolves to eat, which may be why the Latin word for wolf­ - lupus ­- sounds so similar.

Peter Lorange

Norwegian economist calls for greater customer focus from business

Monday, 26 March 2012

UWA Business School
International expert on global strategic management, strategic planning and entrepreneurship for growth, Peter Lorange, told Western Australian university executives and industry representatives at a recent Leaders Luncheon that there is still a pessimistic attitude throughout the world as a result of the global financial crisis.

Philip Mead, trailblazer for new humanities research

New technologies can unlock humanities secrets

Friday, 23 March 2012

In the literary world, it was an accepted assumption that the 1970s was a time of unprecedented growth in homegrown Australian fiction. And everybody was reading and talking about books by young Australian women.

But it was not until recently that a researcher was able to measure just how many novels were published in that decade, and she found that there had been a decline in novels by Australian writers overall, but confirmed an increase in women's novels.

What makes a tick… tick?

Friday, 23 March 2012

What makes a ground-dwelling and disease-carrying tick decide to crawl up a grass stalk and launch itself onto a human or animal host?

Dr Sarah Murray

Monash University Vice Chancellor’s commendation

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Dr Sarah Murray, Associate Professor in the Law Faculty UWA, has been awarded the 2011 Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal for her PhD thesis "Less-Adversarial Practice & The Constitutional Role of the Judiciary in Australia".

UWA scientists join CSIRO Mineral Systems Cluster

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Three world-leading scientists from The University of Western Australia have joined a global first scientific Cluster to assist industry in accelerating the search for new minerals to keep up with rising demand for Australian metals.

Volunteers sought for salt diet study

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

A new study will examine how a person's genes and dietary salt intake affect substances that regulate blood pressure, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.