Festive season social support crucial to older adults

Monday, 17 December 2012

Tapping into social support could help reduce suicidal thoughts among older adults, according to new research at The University of Western Australia.

Winthrop Professor Dongke Zhang

Symposium highlights UWA research links with China

Monday, 17 December 2012

Food security, water, medicine, energy, culture and commerce are some of the agenda topics for a high-level, four-day conference at The University of Western Australia today.

Professor Raphael Didham

Plants point to planetary richness

Friday, 14 December 2012

In a world-first study of its kind, a team of 102 international researchers has painted a picture of the richness of arthropod diversity in a tropical forest - and highlighted the complex co-dependencies between plants and animals.

Indonesian Ministry signs resources training deal

Thursday, 13 December 2012

A new program to deliver education, training and capacity-building for Indonesia's mining, oil, gas and technology sectors was signed today in a Memorandum of Understanding at The University of Western Australia.

Christmas comes early to Acacia Prison

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Christmas cheer came a fortnight early for about 100 Acacia prison inmates who were treated to carols and other songs performed by The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Singers at the Wooroloo medium security facility today.

Professor Susan Peters

Diesel fumes increase risk of childhood brain tumours

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

A link between brain tumours in children and their parents' exposure to diesel exhaust fumes before birth has been found by researchers at The University of Western Australia-affiliated Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) and the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research (TICHR).

WA Mines and Petroleum Minister Norman Moore

UWA welcomes $7.5 million for new Minerals Research Institute

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

A State Government announcement of $7.5 million over three years to establish a new Minerals Research Institute in WA has been welcomed by The University of Western Australia.

Higher emergency admissions for depressed older men

Monday, 10 December 2012

Depressed older men are twice as likely as those not suffering depression to be admitted to hospital, according to a study published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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UWA gets green light for major shark research

Friday, 7 December 2012

Researchers at The University of Western Australia today welcomed the Western Australian Government's decision to allocate $646,000 over two years to fund three major studies into shark detection and deterrents.

Winthrop Professor David Sampson

Microscope in a needle expert elected to world body

Friday, 7 December 2012

The University of Western Australia's Director of the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis, Winthrop Professor David Sampson, has been elected a Fellow of the international authority on optics and photonics, the prestigious Optical Society (OSA).