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.

Homing in on the rock lobster’s habitat

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

The western rock lobster is the source of Australia’s most lucrative single-species fishery, yet surprisingly little is known about where it likes to live.

Geothermal delegation

UWA a global hotspot for minerals and energy research

Monday, 29 August 2011

The University of Western Australia today hosted a delegation of Ambassadors to the United Nations and the visit of more than 30 senior Government officials from across Africa to showcase its energy and minerals research, including in geothermal energy.

Michael Gandy (left) and Associate Professor Matthew Piggott

From party pills to cancer drug?

Monday, 29 August 2011

The possibility of redesigning the illicit recreational drug ‘ecstasy' to treat blood cancers is being explored by a team of researchers from The University of Western Australia and the University of Birmingham in England.