Sarah Laborde

Local knowledge gives science a boost

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Science alone may not be able to describe every aspect of complex environmental systems, but a little local knowledge gives it a better chance, according to a young researcher at The University of Western Australia.

The Governor-General presents Robert McLaughlin with the NBCF award

Tracing cancer through the eye of a needle

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

There is no cure for breast cancer.

But a multi-disciplinary group at UWA is perfecting one of the best tools yet for ensuring the closest thing: the most effective surgery for the disease.

Kitty Foley

Prestigious award for young Down syndrome researcher

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

A young researcher with a passion for helping people with Down syndrome has been recognised as the recipient of a prestigious West Australian research scholarship. 

Genes discovery linked to osteoporosis and fracture risk

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

A large number of genetic variants have for the first time been linked to the risk of osteoporosis and bone fracture, according to a major new international study.

Geophysicists crack open conference

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

The Geophysics group at UWA recently blasted away the opposition at an international conference in Brisbane.

Two of the five major awards for best papers went to UWA, which was the only university to win any prizes.

Monica Kehoe

Japanese research to help WA lupin growers

Friday, 13 April 2012

A disease that affects WA lupin crops will be researched by a student from The University of Western Australia - in Japan.

Giving voice to western migrants

Thursday, 12 April 2012

A former East German junior fencing champion who now researches bushfire psychology at The University of Western Australia was invited to be a keynote speaker at a recent 17-nation conference on migration in Geneva.

Associate Professor Kevin Pfleger

Searching for better ways to treat prostate disorders

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Innovative new technology has been used to identify and profile a novel combination of proteins that may improve treatment for prostate disorders.  The study will be published in the April 13th 2012 edition of the prestigious Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Magnetic navigation - putting the cat among the pigeons

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Homing pigeons are well known for their extraordinary sense of direction, which is thought to result from a specialised sense that allows them to navigate using the Earth's magnetic field.

OBEL postgraduate student leads Iona Presentation College student to BioGENEius Challenge win

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

UWA Optical + Biomedical Engineering Laboratory (OBEL) postgraduate student Kelsey Kennedy's mentoring has helped Iona Presentation College Year 11 student Tess Douglass to qualify as one of only two finalists in the BioGENEius Challenge of WA.