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Research

How learning to talk is in the genes

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

An international study by child health researchers has found that genetic factors contribute to the development of language during infancy.

Migrant ship Oceania

'The forgotten migrants' keen to share their stories

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have been flooded with calls from British migrants - young and old - keen to share their stories about their move to Australia.

Professor Yee Leung

Ovarian cancer remains elusive to early diagnosis and successful treatment

Monday, 15 September 2014

A population-based study of all ovarian cancer cases diagnosed in Australia in 2005 found a crude five year survival rate of 35 per cent.

Lee Nedkoff

Study reveals heart health improving for diabetics

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have found that the rate of heart attacks in Western Australians with diabetes has declined substantially during the past decade despite a rapid rise in the prevalence of diabetes.

Richard Branson and Enrico Palermo at The Spaceship Company

UWA graduate talks about his galaxy mission

Monday, 8 September 2014

An engineering and science graduate from The University of Western Australia who works for Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic has given a public lecture at the University Club (September 8) about the program he's leading to build the world's first commercial spaceship.

Stuart Speidel (left) and Professor Keith Crews

Green light for green transport idea

Thursday, 4 September 2014

With electric vehicles soaring in popularity worldwide and 23 renewable energy vehicle (REV) charging stations around WA, a new program is a win-win for green transport, and for the student who developed it.

$3 Million in child health research grants

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

A study into treating life-threatening allergies is among 15 child and adolescent research projects led by scientists from The University of Western Australia that have shared in $3million in State Government funding.

Mandy Trueman and Galapagos tortoise

Galapagos invasion is global warning

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

A new study led by a PhD researcher at The University of Western Australia has revealed that parts of the iconic Galapagos Islands have been overrun by invasive plants from other parts of the world.

Out of Place Gwalia book cover

Cross disciplinary essays explore transient communities

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

UWA Publishing (UWAP) has just published a new collection of cross disciplinary essays called Out of Place Gwalia co-edited by Winthrop Professor Bill Taylor, Assistant Professor Philip Goldswain and Dr Nicole Sully (University of Queensland and UWA alumnus).

Winthrop Professor David Mackey

WA researchers working towards new treatment for glaucoma

Monday, 1 September 2014

Western Australian researchers have played an important role in a major international collaboration to discover genes for glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness.