Caption: The NDA agreement for the UWA Makers as recently “refurbished” by artis

Comic books, contracts and the law

Friday, 25 August 2017

Comic books could be the future of law, according to one finalist in the 2017 UWA IQ Awards.

Autism study

Computer algorithm links facial masculinity to autism

Friday, 25 August 2017

A link between masculine facial features and autism has been discovered by researchers from The University of Western Australia, Telethon Kids Institute and Princess Margaret Hospital for Children.

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Human rights under spotlight

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Humanitarianism and human rights will be in focus when the Australian Academy of the Humanities holds its 48th Annual Symposium in Fremantle from 15-17 November.

Jo McDonald

Ancient Australia in the spotlight at UWA Research Week

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Find out about the global significance of WA’s unique rock art, experience the wonders of the night sky, learn about ancient Indigenous songs from the Pilbara or help choose the winner as students are challenged to outline their research in only three minutes during The University of Western Australia’s Research Week.

$6 million to commercialise EMS Research in new medical start-up

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences’ (EMS) Senior Research Fellow, Dr Brendan Kennedy, leads the cross-disciplinary research team behind the newly established Perth Company, OncoRes Medical.

The company has recently secured up to $6 million of funding to commercialise a surgical tool, developed by Dr Kennedy’s team of researchers at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and the University of Western Australia.

Fitbit for the brain

Getting the best out of our brains

Monday, 21 August 2017

Student innovators and graduates from The University of Western Australia are developing a headset that can monitor human brain waves and stimulate the brain to improve concentration and boost the brain’s performance.

Professor Aleksandra Filipovska

Faulty gene linked to obesity in adults

Friday, 18 August 2017

Groundbreaking new research linking obesity and metabolic dysfunction to a problem in the energy generators in cells has been published by researchers from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and The University of Western Australia.

Brassica Sclerotinia Resistance Crosses in Himalyas

Resistance to major fungal disease in oilseed crops now possible

Friday, 18 August 2017

In a world first, researchers from The University of Western Australia in collaboration with Punjab Agricultural University in India have found the key to resistance to Sclerotinia stem rot, a major fungal disease in Brassica oilseed crops globally.

Professor Valérie Verhasselt

Leading lactology researcher joins UWA in world first

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Breastfeeding mothers in Western Australia will be among the first to benefit from one of the world’s leading researchers in lactology joining The University of Western Australia. 

Starfish

275 million-year-old starfish fossil found in Western Australia

Monday, 14 August 2017

A research team led by The University of Western Australia has discovered a 275 million-year-old fossilised starfish-like creature in the north-west town of Gascoyne Junction.