UWA scientists welcome State funding for more shark research

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Researchers at The University of Western Australia today welcomed the State Government announcement of $6.85m over four years for shark mitigation education and research, and the opportunity to work more closely with other organisations on the issue.

Offshore oil rig at twilight

UWA to build new CO2 lab to boost oil and gas carbon storage

Thursday, 27 September 2012

The University of Western Australia will lead valuable research to reduce carbon emissions when a new world-class CO2 research facility is built on its campus in 2013.

Professors Sue Fletcher and Steve Wilton

Breakthrough for boys who can't walk shortlisted for WA Innovation Award

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

The development of a molecule that will significantly improve the quality of life for boys who suffer from muscle-wasting disease has been shortlisted for the 2012 WA Innovator of the Year Awards.

Strawberry Hill farm

Archaeologists to excavate historic Albany sites

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

An ancient meeting place dating back almost 20,000 years is being excavated by staff and students from The University of Western Australia at Albany, 390km south of Perth.

Professors White (left) and Cheng with O-Tube team (rear)

World-class cyclone simulator wins engineering award

Friday, 21 September 2012

A world-class research facility that aims to protect thousand of kilometres of underwater oil and gas pipelines worth billions of dollars from destructive cyclones has won a major award for a team of engineers at The University of Western Australia.

Perth's top young minds present their research

Friday, 21 September 2012

Preserving nerve cells after traumatic injury and stroke, understanding why prolonged stretching reduces muscle force, and the relevance of time of day to memories are among the research topics to be presented by Perth's top young neuroscientists at The University of Western Australia next Thursday (27 September).

Gingin site

UWA bid to host southern sky's first full-scale gravity wave detector

Friday, 21 September 2012

A proposal co-sponsored by France and Italy to plan the Southern Hemisphere's first full-scale gravity wave observatory (GWO) near Gingin (80km north of Perth) will be discussed at a three-day international workshop "Physics for the Future" hosted by The University of Western Australia on September 27-29.

Professor Moira Clay

Child health research director elected to international role

Friday, 21 September 2012

Professor Moira Clay from The University of Western Australia affiliated Telethon Institute for Child Health Research has taken over the reins of a key international body designed to support research administrators and managers across Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

Busselton residents surveyed in new world health study

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Busselton residents were among 170,000 people of European ancestry around the world in a study examining for the first time how genetic variants influence the complex trait of body mass index (BMI).

Professor Stephan Lewandowsky

Misinformation: why it sticks and how to fix it

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Childhood vaccines do not cause autism.  Barack Obama was born in the United States.  And global warming is confirmed by science, yet many people believe claims to the contrary.  A new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia explores why people continue to deny truths that can have a profound impact on politics, health and society in general.