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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.

Andrew Forrest

Andrew Forrest Occasional Address – Transcript

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Delivered at Winthrop Hall on Tuesday 16 September

Andrew and Nicola Forrest

Andrew and Nicola Forrest honoured at UWA Graduation Ceremony

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Andrew and Nicola Forrest have been awarded honorary doctorates by The University of Western Australia for their outstanding service to the community of Western Australia, to the nation and beyond.

Darren Glass

Aim higher with postgraduate study at UWA

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Former West Coast Eagles captain Darren Glass has chosen to do one and employers around the world are increasingly demanding one - a postgraduate qualification.

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.

Arjen Ryder

A positive outcome from MH17 tragedy

Friday, 12 September 2014

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) and the family of two Australian victims of flight MH17, shot down over Ukraine on 17 July, are raising money to establish a scholarship at The University of Western Australia Albany in honour of Mr Arjen Ryder.

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.

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.

Darren Glass

Darren Glass back to business with UWA MBA

Monday, 1 September 2014

Recently retired West Coast Eagles Captain Darren Glass has announced he will study a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at The University of Western Australia Business School next year.

The Swan River by Hrvoje Mihanovic

Managing coasts under threat from humans, climate change and sea-level rise

Monday, 1 September 2014

Human-led change and other non-climatic changes need to be taken into account when managing the world's coastal regions already under threat from climate change and sea-level rise, according to a team of international scientists.

Vice-Chancellor Paul Johnson

Vice-Chancellor's welcome

Monday, 1 September 2014

Colleagues,

As we celebrated our rise up the international university ranks to number 88,  another quiet celebration was taking place on the Crawley campus.

Babies at mothers' group

Groups, communities help new parents cope: studies

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Parenthood is a significant life transition; a time often experienced by new parents as overwhelming and emotionally and physically exhausting - and new research into families in Perth's newer suburbs suggests that mothers' groups and play groups play a vital role in helping new mothers feel less isolated and anxious.

Statue of couple embracing

Intimacy/autonomy and living apart together

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Living apart together - or being in a relationship but not sharing a home - is a lifestyle that attracts about nine per cent of adults in the UK, with similar numbers in the industrialised world.

UWA Buildings

Higher education Bill must be passed, but with amendments: UWA

Thursday, 28 August 2014

The University of Western Australia has called on Federal Parliament to support the deregulation of Australian universities to ensure Australia retains a world-class higher education system.

Kelly Ann Couzens

Student on trail of crime-solving medical experts

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

The men who sought justice for poisonings, murderous cadaver-trading, baby-farming, infanticide, shootings and rapes that happened more than 100 years ago in Scotland are being tracked down by a young Baldivis woman.