Adult brain

Aboriginal communities have world's highest dementia incidence

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Research by The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Health and Ageing has confirmed that the incidence of dementia in remote Aboriginal communities is the highest in the world, with head injuries and age the greatest contributing factors.

Dr Najafzadeh

UWA student takes out top award

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

PhD student Afrooz Najafzadeh from The University of Western Australia has been awarded Researcher of the Year by the Australiasian Sonographers Association (ASA), for her significant contribution to medical sonography.

Cells with paraspeckles

Research provides clues about Motor Neurone Disease

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Researchers at The University of Western Australia and Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research have discovered a new connection between the molecules they study and Motor Neurone Disease (MND) or ALS.

Australia's $10 billion 'other reef'

Monday, 17 August 2015

For the first time scientists have put a dollar value on Australia’s little talked about ‘other reef’, the Great Southern Reef, finding it contributes more than $10 billion to the Australian economy each year.

UWA Travelling Scientist program adding SPICE to the Kimberley

Friday, 14 August 2015

The University of Western Australia has extended its ‘Travelling Scientist’ program to the state’s remote Kimberley region in a bid to support and inspire science teachers and their students.

BloomLab launch

BloomLab encouraging WA's young innovators

Friday, 14 August 2015

Western Australia’s next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs now have help to get their ideas off the ground with the official launch of BloomLab, a collaboration between St Catherine’s College at The University of Western Australia and not-for-profit student organisation Bloom.

Scouts and volunteers

Helping NFPs attract and keep volunteers

Thursday, 13 August 2015

The University of Western Australia is teaming with the Scouts Association to work out how to attract good quality volunteers and also how to keep them.

Ashley Smith

UWA clarinet soloist wins Art Music Performance of the Year Award

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Clarinet soloist from The University of Western Australia Ashley Smith has won ‘Performance of the Year’ at the prestigious 2015 Art Music Awards in Sydney.

Galaxy

Scientists measure slow death of the Universe

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

An international team of astronomers studying 200,000 galaxies has measured the energy generated within a large portion of space more precisely than ever before, discovering that it’s only half what it was 2 billion years ago and fading – the Universe is slowly dying.

Book sale

UWA Book Sale - Friday 14 to Wednesday 19 August

Monday, 10 August 2015

The University branch of Save the Children Australia will hold its annual book sale in the undercroft of Winthrop Hall, below the clock tower, from 5:00pm Friday 14 August to Wednesday 19 August.