TV ads entice kids to drink alcohol - study

Monday, 23 April 2012

Efforts to reduce alcohol-related harm in Australia are being frustrated by high levels of alcohol advertising on television, particularly at times when children are likely to be watching, according to new research led by The University of Western Australia.

EDFAA Library

Information Services News: May issue

Friday, 20 April 2012

The May issue of Information Services News features the long-awaited opening of the refurbished EDFAA Library.

Access the May issue in PDF (or RTF for screen readers) from the Information Services News page.

Photo by Ian Ferguson

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. 

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.