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Sugar and fat

Sugar and fat joint culprits in childhood obesity

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Both fat and sugar are important contributors to obesity in children and teenagers, rather than sugar alone, according to new research from The University of Western Australia.

NAO the robot

Governor-General launches Education Innovation Hub

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Robots, virtual reality, collaborative touch screens and 3D printing were on show today at a new facility launched by Australia’s Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove at The University of Western Australia. 

Zadko telescope support team

Zadko telescope and Parkes 'dish' join hunt for mystery radio flashes

Monday, 14 March 2016

The University of Western Australia’s Zadko Telescope and the Parkes Radio Telescope have joined forces in a new mission involving an international team of radio astronomers to hunt for mystery radio bursts in the universe.

Background no barrier to finding jobs

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

A new study that examines labour market outcomes of more than 10,700 disadvantaged Australian university graduates has found graduates from low socio-economic backgrounds and regional and remote areas have employment outcomes comparable to graduates from more privileged backgrounds. 

Dawn Freshwater at International Women's Day

UWA celebrates International Women's Day

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

The University of Western Australia is proud to celebrate International Women's Day, which acknowledges the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Dr Juliana Hamzah

Proof-of-concept funding for new cancer treatment

Friday, 4 March 2016

A new approach to treating tumours has recently been awarded UWA PATHFINDER funding to explore its commercial potential.

Deborah Tsai

All in the timing for UWA Olympic synchronised swimming hopeful

Friday, 4 March 2016

Bachelor of Commerce graduate Deborah Tsai from The University of Western Australia is hoping a lifetime of gymnastics and ballet and a late passion for swimming will earn her a spot on the Synchronised Swimming Team for the Rio Olympics when it is announced in April.

Pancreatic cancer trials

New treatment opportunities for pancreatic cancer

Friday, 4 March 2016

An international project assisted by researchers from The University of Western Australia has offered new hope to patients with pancreatic cancer.

UWA Campus

Ten of the West's best awarded UWA Fogarty Scholarships

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Ten of the State’s best and brightest have accepted UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarships to study at the University of Western Australia.

Wendy Erber

Surprise finding offers hope to sufferers of rare bleeding syndrome

Thursday, 3 March 2016

An international research team has made a major discovery that a rare inherited bleeding syndrome is caused by a gene mutation – but researchers were also surprised to find a link between the mutation and certain types of cancer.

Ozren Bogdanovic and Ryan Lister in a zebrafish research facility

Gene switch makes us look like our animal cousins

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

An international team of biologists has discovered how the same genes are turned on in mammals, fish and amphibians early in embryonic development, making them look incredibly similar for a brief period of time.

Adventurer Kate Leeming trains for her Antarctic expedition

Autumn graduations recognise outstanding West Australians

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

An adventurer preparing to tackle the Antarctic by bicycle, WA’s first Government marine research scientist and a former Lotterywest chief are among several distinguished Western Australians whose contributions will be recognised at The University of Western Australia during its autumn series of graduations.

UWA Campus

UWA welcomes Perth boundary decision

Thursday, 25 February 2016

The University of Western Australia congratulates the Parliament of Western Australia for passing new legislation to expand the boundaries of the City of Perth to include the University’s Crawley campus and the adjoining QE2 medical precinct.

Coral deformity

Ocean acidification causes deformities in young coral skeletons

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Ocean acidification could lead to smaller, more porous and malformed skeletons in young coral by 2100 according to a team of scientists from The University of Western Australia.

Seaweed farms

Seaweed farms an all-you-can-eat salad bar for Rabbitfish

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

New research by scientists at The University of Western Australia, has revealed that seaweed farms may have unexpected benefits for coral reef fish.

Louisa Lobigs

Third time lucky as UWA student wins prestigious cycling scholarship

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

A PhD student at The University of Western Australia with a passion for community health has been awarded this year’s Amy Gillett Cycling Scholarship.

Marine ecosystem

Urgent changes needed to stem tide of damage to marine ecosystems

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Current approaches to managing marine ecosystems are failing to tackle their alarming degradation, according to an international research team that includes scientists from The University of Western Australia.

Galaxy tail

Galaxy trailed by stunning plume of gas

Monday, 22 February 2016

Astronomers have discovered a spectacular tail of gas more than 300,000 light years across coming from a nearby galaxy.

UWA students on a study tour in China

UWA and UTAS join forces in Sino-Australian college first

Monday, 22 February 2016

Two of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious universities, The University of Western Australia and the University of Tasmania, have joined forces with western China’s highly regarded Southwest University to form a Sino-Australian college.

Sir John Winthrop Hackett

In memory of Sir John Winthrop Hackett - 100 years on

Friday, 19 February 2016

The man who founded The University of Western Australia, Sir John Winthrop Hackett, has been commemorated at a special service held at St George’s Cathedral on Sunday 21 February at 5pm.