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PROSH. Courtesy: Guild

PROSH hits the streets

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Hundreds of costume-clad UWA students took to the streets of Perth to raise money for local charities as part of PROSH.

Barry Marshall and Mary

How to win a Nobel Prize

Thursday, 22 March 2018

A chance encounter between a Nobel Laureate and a precocious nine-year-old girl has led to a new work of creative nonfiction designed to inspire young scientists to win their own Nobel Prize.

Sunshine

Vitamin D deficiency can put children at risk of autism-like behaviour

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute have found vitamin D plays an important role in the brain development of children.

Frozen embryos more successful for conceiving during IVF

Frozen embryos more successful for conceiving during IVF

Monday, 19 March 2018

A new study carried out by a research team at The University of Western Australia and Fertility Specialists of Western Australia has found that women undergoing IVF who have had embryos fail to implant have more success using frozen ones than fresh ones.

Adrian Fini

Leaders acknowledged with honorary doctorates at UWA

Monday, 19 March 2018

The achievements of highly respected Perth businessman and property developer Adrian Fini and internationally renowned music conductor Simone Young were celebrated when they were presented with honorary doctorates at The University of Western Australia.

The Hon Ken Wyatt, Jasirah Bin Hitam, The Hon Peter Tinley and Andrew Beck, the

Ground breaks for new Indigenous housing

Thursday, 15 March 2018

An official ground breaking ceremony has signalled a new chapter in the history of St Catherine’s College as work gets underway on new custom-designed accommodation for Indigenous students.

Erasing a bit of chemistry from history

Thursday, 15 March 2018

A new study by a research team at The University of Western Australia and Murdoch University has found that an ion considered an essential part of chemistry calculations does not exist.

Galaxy

Astronomers discover galaxies spin like clockwork

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Astronomers have discovered that all galaxies rotate once every billion years, no matter how big they are.

Law

Experts discuss constitutional recognition of First Nations in Australia

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Some of Australia’s leading Indigenous and constitutional law experts will meet at Western Australia’s Supreme Court to discuss the implications of the Referendum Council’s proposals for constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Professor Saunders

Prominent cancer surgeon inducted into WA Women's Hall of Fame

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Internationally renowned breast cancer surgeon Professor Christobel Saunders from The University of Western Australia is one of 14 women who have been inducted into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame today.

40under40

UWA business leaders recognised in the 2018 40under40 Awards

Thursday, 8 March 2018

A leading researcher from The University of Western Australia has taken out a top award at the 40under40 Awards, announced last night. Dr Tristan Clemons, who is working on therapeutics to help treat cancer, received the People’s Choice Award.

Ryan Bunney

Awards and achievements - February 2018

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

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

Mark Fisher

Proteins date back to the time of sabre toothed cats

Friday, 2 March 2018

Plant scientists at The University of Western Australia have discovered a completely new family of small proteins called PLPs (PawL Peptides) that form by piggybacking on other proteins.

Polar Bear Credit - Michael Durham Oregon Zoo

Marine animals explore the ocean in similar ways

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

A first-of-its-kind study has mapped the global movements of a range of marine animals around the world, including whales, sharks, sea birds and polar bears, to understand how they travel the ocean. 

Baby vaccination

Research finds midwives support childhood vaccination

Monday, 26 February 2018

New research led by a scholar from The University of Western Australia has found that the majority of midwives support vaccinations for babies and children.

Rover

Dust dilemma settles on upcoming moon missions

Friday, 23 February 2018

The world’s foremost authority on lunar dust is suggesting the powder like substance, which is finer than talcum powder and more abrasive than sandpaper, remains a major risk-management problem hampering upcoming space expeditions.

Fogarty scholars 2018

WA's brightest awarded UWA Fogarty Scholarships

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Ten of the State’s highest-achieving students have accepted UWA Fogarty Scholarships to study at The University of Western Australia.

Fish head credit Jonathan Mitchell

Shark bite-off rates revealed at Ningaloo

Thursday, 22 February 2018

In a world first, researchers at The University of Western Australia have quantified the number of shark bite-offs of recreationally caught fish in the Ningaloo region.

 Professor Chari Pattiaratchi and Dr Scott Draper

Researchers engineer a winning strategy for the Rottnest Swim

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Training regularly and vigorously in the lead up to the Rottnest Channel Swim (this Saturday 24 February) may sound like the main key to success, but a group of researchers from The University of Western Australia has a strategy it says will maximise performance on the day.

Sabrina Davies

UWA's future leaders awarded Westpac scholarships

Monday, 19 February 2018

Two West Australian researchers are among 17 young Australians to be awarded a Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship to undertake postgraduate study at one of Australia’s top universities.