Trial to help Kimberley Aborigines quit smoking

Friday, 11 April 2008

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have been awarded nearly $750,000 funding to trial new ways of tackling nicotine addiction among Aboriginal people in the Kimberley. 

UWA researchers win funding for dementia studies

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Two research teams from The University of Western Australia have won almost $1 million funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council to tackle dementia. 

Graeme Martin, Joanne Elliott, Neroli Smith and Kadambot Siddique

Agricultural Science graduates show their talents at the Young Professionals in Agricultural Forum

Monday, 7 April 2008

The Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology (AIAST) recently awarded top honours for scientific excellence in agriculture to the University of Western Australia (UWA) animal science PhD student Ms Joanne Elliott and Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) research officer Ms Neroli Smith as joint winners of the Young Professionals in Agriculture award. 

The good oil on WA sandalwood

Thursday, 3 April 2008

While world supplies of natural sandalwood may be dwindling, women can still buy perfumes, such as Obsession by Calvin Klein and Opium by Yves St Laurent, which contain the essential oil, thanks to researchers such as Chris Jones, a PhD candidate in the School of Plant Biology at The University of Western Australia (UWA). 

The good oil on WA sandalwood

Thursday, 3 April 2008

While world supplies of natural sandalwood may be dwindling, women can still buy perfumes, such as Obsession by Calvin Klein and Opium by Yves St Laurent, which contain the essential oil, thanks to researchers such as Chris Jones, a PhD candidate in the School of Plant Biology at The University of Western Australia (UWA).

Once widespread throughout southern WA, but almost wiped out in the grainbelt due to clearing for farmland, sandalwood, Santalum spicatum and it’s northern relative, S. album, are making a comeback as plantation trees.

“In WA’s Kununurra area close to 2000 hectares of Santalum album  have been planted and more than  4000 hectares of S. spicatum have been planted in the wheatbelt area of southern WA,” Mr Jones said.

UWA and Oxford collaborate on obesity and other ills

Monday, 31 March 2008

Complex global problems such as obesity, the wellbeing of migrants, the health benefits of romantic relationships, and mining community health will be the bread and butter of a new centre at The University of Western Australia.

Concern over flat-lining of students doing research degrees

Friday, 28 March 2008

Australians should be greatly concerned about the flat-lining of the number of students starting research degrees, Professor Alan Robson, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia said today.

More newborns wanted for UWA fish oil trial

Thursday, 20 March 2008

Four in ten babies in Australia will develop asthma or allergies due to a dramatic incidence in these diseases over the last 20 to 30 years and researchers at The University of Western Australia are hoping a safe, simple, natural dietary supplement - fish oil - may hold the key to prevention.

How the arts help regional communities

Thursday, 20 March 2008

A new study in the State's Mid West will test the longstanding belief that engaging in the arts has a positive influence on the social wellbeing of regional communities.