Relaxed road to better memories

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Many people know that taking a break after learning something can help you to remember it - and researchers now want to find out if having a quiet time before might also help.

Ms Kate Hafekost

Too many sugary drinks for Aussie kids

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

New research from The University of Western Australia's affiliate the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research shows that consumption of sugary drinks is high amongst Australian children and adolescents with the majority consumed in the home.

Winthrop Professor Dongke Zhang

Chinese giants join UWA in mining and energy research

Monday, 16 January 2012

Three major Chinese companies have joined The University of Western Australia and 15 other Chinese and Australian science and industry partners to develop new international collaborative approaches to energy and mining research.

Andrew Fragomeli

Trade barriers the focus as UWA student meets APEC leaders

Monday, 16 January 2012

The University of Western Australia's Business School student Andrew Fragomeli met with global leaders, including United States Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, at November's APEC Summit in Hawaii.

Cover story in Bioscience journal

Secret sex life to help save world's endangered seagrasses

Monday, 16 January 2012

Sex plays a much more important role in the reproduction of vitally important seagrasses than previously thought, according to important new findings by researchers from The University of Western Australia.

Assistant Professor Alexandra Suvorova (left) and Dr Janet Muhling

Moon-walk mineral discovered in Western Australia

Monday, 16 January 2012

The last mineral thought to have been unique to the Moon has been discovered in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia.  It was identified by researchers at The University of Western Australia's Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis (CMCA).

Reducing plagiarism among university students

Thursday, 12 January 2012

University students are more likely to plagiarise when they face unanticipated time pressures, a study conducted by Western Australian researchers has found.

The University of Western Australia's Business School PhD student Hwee Ping Koh, along with fellow researchers, presented 60 undergraduate and postgraduate business students with different scenarios around an impending assignment.

Pregnant women sought for autism study

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Pregnant women who already have an autistic child are being sought for a study by the Autism Research Team at WA's Telethon Institute of Child Health Research.

Author Brad Farrant

Mother's talk helps children see other viewpoints

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Young children whose mothers talk with them more frequently and in more detail about people's thoughts and feelings tend to be better at taking another person's perspective than other children of the same age.

Photo by Jacquie Moran

Breast cancer diagnosis photo wins international competition

Thursday, 22 December 2011

A black and white photograph - of a woman having a hookwire inserted into her breast to localise a small cancer prior to surgery - is one of 10 winning entries in an international photography competition organised by the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet.