Professor Giles Plant

Graduate shares promising new research for spinal cord regeneration

Monday, 23 February 2015

In Australia, many victims of spinal cord injury are young men whose lives are changed in an instant, and Western Australia - with its love of cars, sport and the great outdoors - has twice as many cases as other Australian states.

Living in hope for Aboriginal health in WA

Monday, 23 February 2015

A report on Aboriginal heart health released this week is the most comprehensive ever published in Western Australia about the single biggest killer of Aboriginal people.  The report highlights the need for all sectors of government, health service providers, business and the community to work together to further narrow the gap between rates of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal heart disease deaths.

 Schmidt Ocean Institute's Research Vessel, R/V Falkor

Deep sea expedition into the unexplored Perth canyon abyss

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

A group of acclaimed scientists from The University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute will go where few others have gone before when they set out to unlock the secrets of a deep ocean canyon off Perth the size of the USA's Grand Canyon.

Paul Flatau

Study on homeless youth reveals majority spent time in out of home care

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

A new report and the first national study of its kind, The Cost of Youth Homelessness in Australia, has revealed the extreme difficulties faced by homeless young people.

New guide to better practice in residential care facilities

Friday, 13 February 2015

People living and working in residential care facilities will benefit from a new resource launched by researchers from The University of Western Australia's Centre for Health and Ageing (WACHA).

Noelene Bloomfield awarded another French honour

Friday, 13 February 2015

The University of Western Australia's Honorary Research Fellow Noelene Bloomfield today joined the ranks of Dirk Bogarde, Rudolf Nureyev, George Clooney and fellow Australians Kylie Minogue and Cate Blanchett after being awarded the Chevalier dans L'Ordre des Arts et Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the French Government.

Brain drain reversed

Friday, 13 February 2015

An internationally renowned genomic researcher who published breakthrough discoveries about cell development in top international journal Science today, has returned to his home town of Perth after 20 years.

Partnership the power behind lung disease treatment

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Help may be on its way for sufferers of lung fibrosis - a condition sometimes caused by exposure to asbestos but one that sometimes appears without any known stimulus.

Final days of expedition reveal new Batavia burials

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

A team of WA archaeologists and scientists has found the remains of four people in a sequence of remarkable discoveries at Beacon Island, part of the Houtman Abrolhos off the coast of Geraldton.

Photo by Gary A. Kendrick

Seagrass loss linked to greenhouse gas emissions

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

An international team of researchers has found that the disappearance of seagrass meadows could be contributing to the release of carbon dioxide which has been stored for centuries.