Charis Anton

Study to examine how home owners prepare for bushfires

Thursday, 29 November 2012

As the bushfire season approaches, a researcher at The University of Western Australia is looking at the links between people's attachment to their homes and how well they prepare their properties for bushfires.

Professor Markus Melloh

Researcher wins grant to probe spinal complications

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

A researcher from The University of Western Australia has won a $100,000 grant from WA's Raine Medical Research Foundation to investigate rates and predictors of complications in spinal surgery.

UWA Winthrop Professor Peter Le Souef

UWA researchers to share $1m grant for early HIV detection

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

A research team from The University of Western Australia's School of Paediatrics and Child Health (SPACH) has won a slice of a $1 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fund an international study which could lead to earlier and more effective treatment of HIV infections in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Water sensitive research hub set to change urban design

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

The Perth Research Hub for an innovative new research centre that will focus on engineering, the social sciences and humanities, ecology, urban design and urban climatology, and water resources technology has been officially launched at The University of Western Australia by the State Minister for Water, Bill Marmion.

Associate Professor Steven Micklethwaite

Mythbusting scientists 'undiscover' fantasy island

Friday, 23 November 2012

A team of Australian and international scientists including a geologist from The University of Western Australia has ‘undiscovered' a mysterious south Pacific island recorded on world maps for more than a decade.

International team discover clue to devastating disease

Friday, 23 November 2012

A new form of iron may hold the clue that leads to treatment for a fatal inherited nervous system disease that can cause gait disturbance, speech problems, heart disease, diabetes and other symptoms.

Laureate Fellow Michael Tobar

UWA's physics gems sparkle

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Two internationally acclaimed physicists from The University of Western Australia have clocked up another big award in recognition of their work on precision electromagnetic measurement.

Professor Ryan Lister

Raine Foundation announces medical research grants

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

The Raine Medical Research Foundation has awarded seven Priming Grants for the two year period 2013-2014, with a funding allocation of $726,000 to:

Associate Professor Fang-Xu Jiang

Diabetes Australia grant for promising researcher

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

A researcher whose aim is to encourage certain stem cells to become insulin-secreting cells - and cure diabetes - has won a Diabetes Australia grant.

Monitoring effects of screen-media on children's health

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

A new study will examine the impact of cumulative use of screen-based technologies such as the Internet, online video gaming, social media and social network sites on the mental health of children.