Dr Mark Cregan and his research team

Stem cell discovery: another reason why breast is best

Thursday, 17 January 2008

New scientific research has found another compelling reason for women to breastfeed their babies – the discovery of stem cells in human breast milk.

Dr Mark Cregan and his team at The University of Western Australia’s School of Biomedical, Biomolecular and Chemical Sciences are working to dispel the myth of equality between infant formulae and human breast milk by demonstrating the unique bioactive nature of the latter for infants.

Fantastic four pursue areas of scientific interest

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Four bright young students are being nurtured as research scientists under the guiding eye of Professor George Stewart.

Susan Hayes

Art meets science in anatomy workshop

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Susan Hayes, a doctoral student with the School of Anatomy and Human Biology, ran a two day public workshop in April at the WA Museum called Art, Anatomy and the Skull.

During the workshop, participants built up the soft tissues of the head and face by applying clay directly onto a replica human skull. The workshop combined art with science, drawing on the artistic anatomy of traditional portrait sculpture and the anatomical approach to forensic facial reconstruction developed by Richard Neave in the UK.

Breastfeeding conference attracts world's top researchers

Thursday, 17 January 2008

The discovery of stem cells in breast milk is one of many topics to be discussed at an international conference later this month at The University of Western Australia.

Prof. John Watling from the Centre for Forensic Science

New technology to smash porcelain forgers

Thursday, 17 January 2008

The fragile, translucent beauty of Chinese and Japanese porcelain has for centuries made it the target of professional forgers. With today’s rapid advances in technology, the marketing of fake antiquities is hugely profitable, and Chinese Ming and Japanese Imari porcelain forgeries change hands for vast sums.

Dr Andy Sierakowski

Adding value to successful research

Thursday, 17 January 2008

The Office of Industry and Innovation (OII) at UWA has established a good relationship with the Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences, working with early stage investors, venture capitalists and other commercial interests who are keen to commercialise UWA's research outcomes.

Royal Australian Navy guards penguins with help from UWA

Wednesday, 16 January 2008
The Royal Australian Navy is a perfect role model when it comes to being a good neighbour.

Mine safety under the spotlight

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

The latest approaches to safe and economical management of rock dumps will be the focus of an inaugural seminar to be held in Perth next March.

Professor Andy Fourie, from the Australian Centre for Geomechanics based at The University of Western Australia, said the First International Seminar on the Management of Rock Dumps, Stockpiles and Heap Leach Pads would bring together leading mine owners and operators, as well as academics, consultants and researchers from around the world.

New 'genetic bandaids' from UWA could alleviate Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy symptoms

Friday, 7 December 2007

After years of dedicated work involving thousands of experiments, researchers from The University of Western Australia have developed ‘genetic bandaids’ that could alleviate symptoms in many