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.

Individuals measure up to institutions, foreign investors in Thai Stock Market

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

UWA Business School
When it comes to predicting the performance of stock markets, institutions and proprietary traders are acknowledged as having significant informational advantages. Despite this, a new study has found that - on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) - these large traders are often outperformed by small, individual traders.

Increase in asbestos related cancer among DIY home renovators

Monday, 5 September 2011

A ‘third wave' of asbestos-related cancer has emerged among home renovators, according to latest research at The University of Western Australia's School of Population Health.

Professor Geoff Meyer

Projects to further teaching and learning

Friday, 2 September 2011

Projects involving six researchers form The University of Western Australia have been successful in receiving support from the Australian and Learning Teaching Council's final round of funding.

Study finds safer alternative for sulphur preservative

Friday, 2 September 2011

Groundbreaking new research has found that sulphur dioxide can boost a plant's defence system, which could change the way table grapes, wine and dried fruits are preserved.

ALVA House_exterior

The ALVA House nears completion

Thursday, 1 September 2011

The ALVA House is a modular timber framed structure that was recently constructed as part of the UWA Future Farm Project in Pingelly.

Researchers link bowel cancer to diabetes 2 in men

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Researchers at The University of Western Australia today released the results of a long-running study which has established a significant link between type 2 diabetes and the risk of potentially fatal bowel cancer in men.