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Diet affects sperm competitiveness

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

It's well known that omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LC-PUFA) can help to prevent heart disease but new research has found that these essential fatty acids can also increase the chance of paternity success.

The University of Western Australia Submission to the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014

Woolly mammoth genome sequencer at UWA

Monday, 22 September 2014

How can a giant woolly mammoth which lived at least 200,000 years ago help to save the Tasmanian Devil from extinction?  The answer lies in DNA, the carrier of genetic information.

UWA takes lead on course fee pricing structure

Monday, 22 September 2014

The University of Western Australia has become one of the first universities in Australia to reveal its pricing strategy in a future deregulated higher education sector.

Dr Aaron Robotham   -  (Credit: Dr Joe Liske)

Monster galaxies gain weight by eating smaller neighbours

Friday, 19 September 2014

Massive galaxies in the Universe have stopped making their own stars and are instead snacking on nearby galaxies, according to research by Australian scientists.

Gift gives hope to Alzheimer's sufferers

Friday, 19 September 2014

A charity set up by a self-made Mandurah businessman who left Perth at the age of 14 has donated $150,000 to help find better ways to treat depression in people with Alzheimer's disease.

Winthrop Professor Denise Chalmers, Professor Jane Heyworth and Ms Jo Hocking

UWA trio receive sector's highest level of teaching recognition

Thursday, 18 September 2014

An expert in enhancing teaching and learning in higher education, an environmental epidemiologist who enables students to become well-rounded practitioners, and the coordinator of a program that matches students with industry professionals were this week recognised with prestigious awards.

UWA Women’s Hockey Melville Toyota League team in action.

UWA's top hockey teams compete for grand final glory

Thursday, 18 September 2014

The University of Western Australia Hockey Club will be hoping to pull off two double victories in both women's and men's first and second division grand finals this Saturday at Perth Hockey Stadium in Bentley.

National Indigenous Tertiary Education Student Games

Record turnout of Indigenous students for National Games

Thursday, 18 September 2014

More than 350 Indigenous tertiary students from 21 universities around Australia will be welcomed to The University of Western Australia this Sunday September 21 when UWA hosts the 19th annual National Indigenous Tertiary Education Student Games.

Monica Kehoe

New research provides understanding that helps control legume viruses

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Farmers in south-west WA will be pleased to find out that a PhD candidate from The University of Western Australia has made significant advances in our understanding of major plant pathogen Bean yellow mosaic virus (BYMV).

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.