Golden snub-nosed monkeys

Scientist investigates human links to endangered Chinese monkeys

Monday, 5 November 2012

A Swiss primatologist who arrived at The University of Western Australia in April to work in the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology probably won't mind too much if his students start ‘monkeying around' occasionally in class.

Scientists' role in swaying public opinion studied

Monday, 5 November 2012

Whatever their political persuasion, people are more likely to believe that global warming is caused by humans if they find out that most climate change scientists believe this is the case.

Professor of Emergency Medicine Daniel Fatovich

Healthdirect study highlights lack of after-hours care

Monday, 5 November 2012

A study examining the appropriateness of referrals to the Royal Perth Hospital emergency department by the national telephone triage service healthdirect has spotlighted the lack of access to after-hours health care.

UWA Albany Science Building

World-class research at new UWA Albany Science Centre

Monday, 29 October 2012

WA's Great Southern will host a new world-class centre for rural medicine and natural resource management with today's opening of The University of Western Australia's $6.2 million UWA Albany Science Building.

Dr Nik Zeps

WA assists new leads in fight against pancreatic cancer

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Western Australians recruited into an international study on pancreatic cancer may have helped researchers move closer to relegating the disease from its position as the fourth leading cause of cancer death.

Pea weevils

Destructive pea weevils on the way out

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Farmers around the world are a step closer to eliminating the chemical spraying of field peas for the destructive pea weevil, thanks to research by agricultural scientists from The University of Western Australia.

IMS 1280 ion probe microscope

UWA expertise to aid international nuclear inspections

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

The University of Western Australia has become the first university in the world to join the United Nations international nuclear verification program, using UWA's advanced ion microprobe technology to help monitor global nuclear safeguards.

Indigenous health, asthma, diabetes targeted by NHMRC funding

Friday, 19 October 2012

Addressing the needs of unpaid carers of older Aboriginal people, The Fremantle Diabetes Study Phase II and the long-term consequences of IVF treatment on offspring are among 50 research projects to benefit from new medical grants totalling more than $31 million for The University of Western Australia.

Whale shark - image by Rob Harcourt

Why the world's biggest fish needs to swim near the surface

Friday, 19 October 2012

Whale sharks, the world's biggest fish, can dive to chilly waters hundreds of metres deep but they need to return to the surface to warm up, according to a new study led by researchers from The University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute.

Professor Joseph Trapani

If researchers are claiming so many 'breakthroughs', why are so many of my friends getting cancer?

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Are we really making progress? The answer is a definite ‘yes' according to Professor Joseph Trapani, from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute in Melbourne, who will be the special guest at the 2012 Wesfarmer' Harry Perkins Oration, to be held at The University of Western Australia on 2 November.