The two 'exact matches' to the Milky Way system found in the survey

The Milky Way now has a twin (or two)

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Research presented today at the International Astronomical Union General Assembly in Beijing has found the first group of galaxies that is just like ours, a rare sight in the local Universe.

Winthrop Professor Jane Long and ATCO Australia Managing Director Steven Landry

Renewed ATCO scholarship helps top students in financial need

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

High-achieving undergraduate business students at The University of Western Australia who are experiencing financial hardship will benefit from a renewed three-year sponsorship agreement signed between the UWA Business School and energy and resource infrastructure company ATCO Australia.

Top economist to explain seeing the world through game theory

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

One of the world's most influential economists, Professor Avinash Dixit, of Princeton University, will discuss ‘The Art of Strategy: Game Theory in Movies, Sports, and Literature' at The University of Western Australia's 2012 Shann Memorial Lecture on August 28.

Geraldine Shadforth, Dr Kate Smith and Winthrop Professor Leon Flicker

Improving dementia care for Indigenous Australians wins acclaim

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Pioneering research into improving dementia care for Aboriginal Australians has been featured in Ten of the Best Research Projects 2012 - a publication that showcases the work of some of the nation's top medical researchers.

When is a native not a native and what should we do about it?

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

New molecular techniques showing that an iconic palm only grows in central Australia because humans moved it there thousands of years ago pose the question: should we still regard this as a native species? And if it's not native, what implications does this have for species conservation and management?

Professor Ian Small

Molecular code cracked

Friday, 17 August 2012

Scientists have cracked a molecular code that may open the way to destroying or correcting defective gene products, such as those that cause genetic disorders in humans.

Dr Dimitar Azmanov

Gypsy study unravels a novel ataxia gene

Friday, 17 August 2012

A WA study of an isolated population of Eastern European Gypsies known as "Bowlmakers" has unlocked clues about a serious developmental disease - congenital cerebellar ataxia.

Drawing a Kimberley freshwater crocodile. Photo credit Angela Rossen

Rockets, cane toads and art for Kimberley school programs

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Water rockets, painting and cane toads will feature in three school student programs to be presented in the Kimberley this month by The University of Western Australia.

Professor Cate Taylor with twins Chloe and Erika

WA to lead world's biggest study of child language development

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Western Australia will lead the world's biggest, longest and most comprehensive study of language and literacy development after being awarded a prestigious international grant involving The University of Western Australia and two US universities.

Hear Our Voices report

Empowering Aboriginal communities the key to suicide prevention

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

A comprehensive research report into the high rates of suicide in the Kimberley has called for a major change in the way prevention programs are designed and delivered that will both empower and heal Aboriginal communities.