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Remote community

Short-stay placements the future for remote area dental services

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

One of the keys to solving extreme shortages of dental practitioners in remote Australia is proving to be short-stay (three to four weeks) placements for final-year dental students, according to a recent report into a 10-year program in WA.

Hackett Professor Kadambot Siddique AM FTSE

UWA people honoured at Western Australian of the Year awards

Monday, 2 June 2014

The University of Western Australia's Professor Kadambot Siddique, whose mission is to ‘feed the world', and UWA arts, law and economics student - and football umpire - Timothy Lefroy have been named winners in the Western Australian of the Year awards.

Work begins on new world-class marine research centre

Friday, 30 May 2014

The development a new $62 million marine research centre at The University of Western Australia will create a world-class facility that will position the State - and the nation - as a leading oceans researcher within the Indo-Pacific region.

Great Australians

Tour of Honour WA Australians of the Year - Free Public Forum

Friday, 30 May 2014

Have you ever wondered how and why someone becomes the Australian of the Year?

A free Public Forum featuring Western Australia's all four Australian of the Year Awards recipients is being presented by the Australia Day Council of Western Australia at The University of Western Australia's Octagon Theatre on June 9.

R. solani on lupin

Solving the puzzle of a clever fungus

Friday, 30 May 2014

Scientists from the CSIRO and UWA's Institute of Agriculture (IOA), with financial aid from the Grains Research and Development Corporation, have sequenced the genome of a strain of the common fungus Rhizoctonia solani and found some surprising results.

Motherhood and childcare: is it just a pain in the back?

Thursday, 29 May 2014

A world-first study by a researcher from The University of Western Australia is calling for volunteers to help unravel why being a mum may cause years of back pain and dysfunction.

Hackett Professor Kadambot Siddique AM, FTSE

UWA links to finalists in West Australian of the Year Awards

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Graduates, staff members and students from The University of Western Australia have been recognised as finalists in this year's Western Australian of the Year Awards, which will be announced at a gala dinner on Friday 30 May at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Obesity study

Global study shows obesity rates climbing worldwide

Thursday, 29 May 2014

New Zealand has the highest rates of adult and child obesity in the region and Australians too are becoming obese at an alarming rate with seven in 10 men overweight or obese according to the most comprehensive global obesity study to date.

Human CMV virus

Volunteers sought to boost long-term outcomes of kidney transplants

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are calling for volunteers to participate in a study that will help to determine new methods of assessing the impact of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections in kidney transplant recipients.

Timothy Lefroy

Football umpire, farmer's son, UWA student is youth finalist in WA Awards

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

An economics, law and arts student at The University of Western Australia, Timothy Lefroy (21) is a youth finalist in the Western Australian of the Year Awards.