Rankings confirm UWA's five-star reputation

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Two new independent rankings have confirmed The University of Western Australia's growing national and international reputation.

Photo by Julie Rutger

Western ways point to more preterm babies

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

As China continues on its path of economic and social reform, it may pay the price in premature babies.

Winthrop Professor John Newnham, Head of the School of Women's and Infants' Health, and colleagues have recently published a paper comparing the rates of preterm births among women in rural and urban China with those of Chinese-born women in Hong Kong and Western Australia.

Winthrop Professor Christobel Saunders

Call for WA women to join international breast cancer prevention study

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Western Australian women are needed to join an international, pioneering study investigating whether breast cancer could be prevented by a drug known as anastrozole.

Associate Professor Kevin Pfleger

Chance of 'Eureka' moment for young leader

Monday, 15 August 2011

A research leader at the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR), who is working to improve the way pharmaceuticals act on the human body, has been shortlisted for an Australian Museum Eureka Prize, for "Emerging Leader in Science."

Associate Professor Ben Corry

Drinking-water for the world attracts Eureka judges

Monday, 15 August 2011

Water is a critical resource, and in many parts of Australia we struggle to find reliable sources for human consumption.

Winthrop Professor Helen Wildy

National school assessment centre launched at UWA

Friday, 12 August 2011

A new centre based at The University of Western Australia will ensure that Western Australia continues to develop its reputation as a national leader in school student assessment.

Image:  Asha de Vos

BBC whale documentary to feature work of UWA researcher

Friday, 12 August 2011

A BBC wildlife documentary to air this weekend is to feature the work of UWA whale researcher Asha de Vos.

Winthrop Professor Steven Smith

Eureka moment for environmental research

Friday, 12 August 2011

A researcher who focuses on understanding how plants grow under stressful environmental conditions - work that is vital for world food production and protection of biodiversity - is one of three finalists in the 2011 Annual Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Environmental Research.

Nothing small about nano drug delivery ambitions

Thursday, 11 August 2011

An invention by a team of researchers at UWA is in the process of revolutionising the delivery of everyday drugs around the world.

Winthrop Professor Karol Miller

Brain power to transform the world’s operating theatres

Thursday, 11 August 2011

There is a fine line for surgeons between taking enough of a brain tumour out and leaving too much behind.