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Northern wealth under spotlight at Indigenous conference

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Indigenous leaders from across Australia will come together for the Indigenous Business, Enterprise and Corporations Conference, to be held at The University of Western Australia on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 December.

Yellabidde Cave

Aboriginal people inhabited WA's mid-west coast much earlier than previously thought

Friday, 4 November 2016

Archaeologists from The University of Western Australia have discovered evidence of human activity in a cave in Western Australia’s Midwest which proves that Aboriginal people lived there 15,000 years earlier than previously thought.

Lungs

Grant win for Lung Fibrosis Research

Friday, 4 November 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Respiratory Heath are among a group of Australian scientists awarded $2.5 million by the NHMRC to support a Centre for Research Excellence focusing on lung fibrosis.

 Ocean Glider sets sail for Sri Lanka

Ocean Glider sets sail for Sri Lanka

Friday, 4 November 2016

An ocean glider christened Challenger will set sail for Sri Lanka in the longest journey ever attempted by an autonomous underwater vehicle.

UWA

UWA Awards and Achievements - October 2016

Thursday, 3 November 2016

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

Dr Andrew Guzzomi

Seed flamer wins at WA Innovator of the Year

Thursday, 3 November 2016

A new tool that makes native seeds easier to handle has won researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority a top prize at the 2016 WA Innovator of the Year awards.

Thorny Devil

Flat out like a lizard drinking: the Thorny Devil's remarkable desert survival

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are part of a team which has investigated the remarkable drinking habits of Australia’s Thorny Devil lizard (Moloch horridus) – and it’s a fascinating insight into desert survival.

PIAF

Perth International Arts Festival launches 2017 program

Thursday, 3 November 2016

The Perth International Arts Festival (PIAF) has unveiled a world-class program fit for arts lovers of all ages and persuasions, spreading across unique venues and spaces all around the city of Perth.

Professor Ryan Lister

UWA awarded $17.8 million in national research funding

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

The University of Western Australia has received $17.8 million for 42 new research projects as part of the Australian Research Council’s major grants announcement.

Dr Danail Obreschkow

Astrophysicist wins 2016 Young Tall Poppy Award

Monday, 31 October 2016

Astrophysicist Dr Danail Obreschkow from The University of Western Australia was today recognised as Western Australia’s brightest emerging scientist at this year’s Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

Paul Flatau

Services to support the homeless need alternative funding sources

Monday, 31 October 2016

A new study carried out by researchers from The University of Western Australia for the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) has found services to support the homeless face an increasingly constrained funding environment that is reliant on government sources of funding.

Crystal meth

Most meth users too embarrassed to seek treatment

Monday, 31 October 2016

The biggest barriers to methamphetamine users seeking treatment are embarrassment or stigma, belief that help is not needed, preferring to withdraw without help and privacy concerns, according to a new study.

Richard O’Halloran

UWA student awarded 2017 Rhodes Scholarship

Friday, 28 October 2016

Improvements to health systems in rural and remote areas will be the focus for The University of Western Australia’s student Richard O’Halloran as a winner of the 2017 Rhodes Scholarship.

Dinosaur brain

Fossilised dinosaur brain tissue identified for the first time

Friday, 28 October 2016

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have helped British scientists confirm that an unassuming brown pebble, found more than a decade ago by a fossil hunter in Sussex, is the first example of fossilised brain tissue from a dinosaur.

Dr Cyril Grueter

Would you return a lost letter?

Friday, 28 October 2016

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have conducted a social experiment to discover if the socioeconomic status of a suburb has an effect on altruistic behavior – in this case returning a lost letter. 

Parasite eggs

New invention aids detection of prevalent parasitic disease

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have invented a device that can detect very small quantities of the parasite eggs that cause schistosomiasis in humans which are currently difficult to detect.

Dr Vanessa Bowden

Stricter speed enforcement can impair driver safety

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

New research from The University of Western Australia has found strictly enforced speed limits could have a detrimental impact on road safety.

Wes Allan and Dr Brendan Kennedy

New tool detects malignant breast cancer tissue during surgery

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

A tool that will enable surgeons to detect malignant breast cancer tissue during surgery using new imaging techniques has been developed by researchers at The University of Western Australia and the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

Frog

Hopping genes provide clue to frog's origin

Monday, 24 October 2016

An international team of researchers have decoded the genetic sequence of the African clawed frog, an important model system for cell and developmental biology, and immunology.

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.