University News


Family dynamics is part of research being undertaken at Anatomy & Human Biology

How brothers and sisters affect each other

Monday, 18 October 2010

The feisty relationship between brothers and sisters and their family group has been a staple theme of television comedies for decades.

Yet the real-life relationships can be more subtle, affecting several aspects of siblings’ lives according to research being undertaken by researchers at the School of Anatomy and Human Biology.

A relatively small set of mammals – including humans -- live in more or less “nuclear” family groups.

Tiny particles, big issues: Professor Colin Raston

Making the most of our nano future

Monday, 18 October 2010

Nanoparticles are the incredibly tiny building blocks at the forefront of a whole new field of cutting edge research, technology and science.

So it’s a bit of a surprise for some people to find that nano-particles aren’t that new.

“Nanoparticles have been around forever,” says Professor Colin Raston, of UWA’s Centre for Strategic Nano-fabrication.

“Every time a meteorite strikes the atmosphere or there’s a volcanic eruption, huge numbers of nanoparticles are created.”

Marine researchers to deliver their findings

Friday, 15 October 2010

Sixteen students from The University of Western Australia will be among 31 postgraduates to summarise four years of marine research at an event to be held in Perth in November.

Call for proposals: IMS 1280 Ion Probe Facility

Friday, 15 October 2010

The AMMRF Flagship Ion Probe Facility at the University of Western Australia is now accepting proposals for use of the IMS 1280 ion probe during the first half of 2011.

Eureka Prize winners

UWA's top research projects seek commercial partners

Friday, 15 October 2010

The University of Western Australia will showcase six top commercial opportunities arising from research at a university forum to be held next month.

New Centre for Forensic Science opens

Friday, 15 October 2010

A new Centre for Forensic Science, bringing together The University of Western Australia's expertise in all areas of forensics, was officially opened today.

Recognition for Research Excellence

Friday, 15 October 2010

UWA Business School
Early career and established researchers alike have been recognised with the announcement of the winners of two sets of awards: the Business School Established Researcher ‘Best Paper' Prizes, and the Ahern Family Early Career Research Portfolio Prizes.

WA's spectacular rock-art takes centre stage

Friday, 15 October 2010

With WA recognised internationally as home to some of the most spectacular rock-art in the world, a new Centre for Rock-Art Studies was opened at The University of Western Australia today.

Workshop to address contentious rock-art

Thursday, 14 October 2010

The distinctive and controversial Gwion-Gwion rock-art of the Kimberley, previously known as ‘Bradshaw' rock-art, will be the topic of an international workshop at The University of Western Australia today.

Dementia can be prevented in remote Aboriginal communities

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

A new study published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry has identified dementia risk factors for Aboriginal Australians living in remote communities.