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Astrophysicists map the Milky Way

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Scientists have created a detailed map of the Milky Way using two of the world’s largest fully steerable radio telescopes in Germany and Australia.

Breastfeeding baby

Study finds pesticide levels in WA breast milk lowest in world

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia and Murdoch University have found that levels of pesticides in breast milk have dropped significantly during the past 40 years.

Premature baby

Pre-term babies to learn night from day

Monday, 17 October 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia aim to improve health outcomes for pre-term babies by restoring the infants’ natural sleep-wake cycle. The cycle, commonly known as the circadian rhythm, is vital to healthy growth and development.

Walking the dog keeps owners healthy and neighbourhoods feeling safe

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

An international study carried out by Dr Hayley Christian from The University of Western Australia (UWA) has found dog walkers are not only more likely to be physically active but that walking the dog can help people in their neighbourhood feel safer.

Barry Marshall and Robin Warren

Ten years on - the impact of WA's only Nobel Prize

Monday, 10 October 2016

Hot on the heels of the 2016 Nobel Prize announcements in Sweden this week, a new report shows that Western Australia’s first Nobel Prize is still having a big impact a decade later.

Awards and achievements

UWA Awards and Achievements - September 2016

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

Breast density

Breast density matters in detection of breast cancer

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Almost eight percent of women have extremely high breast density, which increases their cancer risk and can make it harder for health professionals to detect breast cancer on a screening mammogram.

Geoff Forbes

How much gluten is in foods labelled 'gluten free'?

Monday, 3 October 2016

A study by The University of Western Australia of foods labelled ‘gluten-free’ published this week in the Medical Journal of Australia has found that some produced overseas do not comply with the Australian standard that requires GF-labelled foods to contain ‘no detectable gluten’.

Still of Art imagery

New season of art exhibitions opens at UWA

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Art that transports people to Iran, celebrates the strength and diversity of feminism and reveals how humans have mapped the WA coastline will be on display at a new series of free exhibitions opening at The University of Western Australia’s Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

Daniel Murphy, Frances Hoyle and Chris Gazey

UWA and DAFWA dig deep for soil science alliance

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Soil science researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia (DAFWA) have combined their scientific and research capabilities to develop the long-term future of soil science in Western Australia.

Aperture Spherical Telescope

Australian technology installed on world’s largest single-dish radio telescope

Monday, 26 September 2016

The world’s largest filled single-dish radio telescope was launched yesterday, and relies on a piece of Western Australian innovation.

UWA drug offers new hope to young muscular dystrophy sufferers

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

A new drug for the treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) originally developed at The University of Western Australia has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Anglo-Australian Telescope

Astronomers shed light on different galaxy types

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

In research published today, Australian scientists have taken a critical step towards understanding why different types of galaxies exist throughout the Universe.

3D imaging system

Research aims to show how plastic surgery will really look

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have produced a new 3D imaging system that will provide patients considering facial cosmetic procedures with an accurate prediction of the results.


Three’s a crowd with arrival of new centrifuge

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

The University of Western Australia is now home to the only geotechnical modelling facility in the world that operates three centrifuges.

Artist Miriam Stannage

UWA pays tribute to artist Miriam Stannage

Monday, 12 September 2016

The University of Western Australia extends its deepest sympathy to family and friends of Miriam Stannage, State Living Treasure and leading Australian artist, who has passed away in Perth at the age of 77.

Dr Bronwen Ackermann

Online course to help musicians around the world

Friday, 9 September 2016

An online learning program to educate musicians about occupational health and optimising their performance through healthy practice has received funding to develop a commercial version for musicians and music schools around Australia.

Katie Meehan

Simple blood test could be used to detect breast cancer

Friday, 9 September 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are working on a quick, simple and less invasive blood-based test that can detect breast cancer progression or relapse much earlier than current methods such as mammogram, MRI or biopsy.

Professor Erika Techera

UWA Law Dean wins national academic honour

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

The University of Western Australia’s first female Law School Dean has been named Academic of the Year at the Lawyers Weekly 2016 Australian Law Awards held in Sydney.

Researchers excavating the Dampier Archipelago

People inhabited Dampier Archipelago before last ice age

Monday, 5 September 2016

A team of researchers from The University of Western Australia which is exploring the mysteries of the National Heritage listed Dampier Archipelago in north west WA has uncovered evidence of one of Australia’s most ancient settlements.