Michelle Hodge

Volunteers sought for dementia sleep study

Monday, 6 February 2012

A new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia aims to improve the quality of life for people with dementia or Alzheimer's disease as well as for their carers.

Performance Shell

South Hedland project

Friday, 3 February 2012

Construction is now complete on the white curvilinear Performance Shell which is located in the newly-developed urban centre of South Hedland. The project, which is part of a major infrastructure scheme for the Pilbara Cities Initiative, was officially opened by the Minister for Regional Development & Lands, Hon Brendon Grylls MLA, in December.

Sea monster is world's oldest living thing

Thursday, 2 February 2012

It's big, it's old and it lives under the sea and now an international research collaboration with The University of Western Australia's Ocean's Institute has confirmed an ancient seagrass to hold the secrets of the oldest living organism on earth.

Research Associate Professor Jennifer Rodger

Magnetic research for better brain health

Thursday, 2 February 2012

A pioneering therapy that uses magnetic pulses to stimulate the brain to treat conditions such as Parkinson's disease, depression, schizophrenia, epilepsy and stroke is now better understood thanks to researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in France.

JEDI scientists repel jellyfish invasion

Thursday, 2 February 2012

They can stop the world's biggest warships, cripple power stations and kill humans with a single sting but jellyfish are not about to take over the world and turn our oceans to slime, as some reports have claimed.

Arctic scientist warns of dangerous climate change

Monday, 30 January 2012

The future of human kind faces dire consequences due to arguably the first signs of dangerous climate change in the Arctic, says a leading international scientist from The University of Western Australia.

UWA shines in Australia Day honours

Friday, 27 January 2012

The contribution of three outstanding academics from The University of Western Australia who have revolutionised the global understanding of accounting, microelectronics and human lactation has been recognised in this year's Australia Day honours.

Research Professor Jonathan Hodgson

More black tea for less pressure

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Drinking a cup of black tea three times a day may significantly reduce your blood pressure.

Professor Farida Fozdar

Study shows racist views link to car flags

Monday, 23 January 2012

People who fly Australia Day flags on their cars tend to express more racist attitudes than others without flags, according to research findings at The University of Western Australia.

Brid Phillips

Medieval studies help teach emergency medicine

Monday, 23 January 2012

An emergency management officer and mother of three, Brid Phillips is discovering that reading Chaucer and Shakespeare can help her communicate better at home and professionally at work.