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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.

Centrifuge

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.

Professor Erika Techera

UWA Awards and Achievements - August 2016

Monday, 5 September 2016

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

Decoding clover DNA

Decoding clover DNA leads to better livestock productivity

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Western Australian and Japanese scientists have together cracked the genome sequence of the subterranean (sub) clover.

Natural disaster

Embrace the power of "Natural Experiments"

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are urging ecologists to increase the use of large-scale natural and manmade disasters as experiments to help solve the greatest environmental challenges facing the planet. 

Professor Bu Yeap

Doctors urged to be cautious when treating low testosterone

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Doctors have been advised to exercise caution when prescribing testosterone treatment for older men with low testosterone and a history of cardiovascular disease, according to a position statement published today in the Medical Journal of Australia.

Professor David Blair

Discover something new at UWA Research Week

Monday, 29 August 2016

Find out more about what makes us happy, how poor mental health can affect children’s development and how much of the universe we can reproduce using computer simulation during The University of Western Australia’s Research Week.

Jane Pillow

Research to help premature babies recognised in national awards

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

A study at The University of Western Australia that looked into ways of preventing respiratory health problems in premature babies has been listed in the top 10 projects for 2015 at the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Awards.

UWA joins UN Global Compact

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

The University of Western Australia has joined the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative: the United Nations Global Compact.