Perth's top young minds present their research

Friday, 21 September 2012

Preserving nerve cells after traumatic injury and stroke, understanding why prolonged stretching reduces muscle force, and the relevance of time of day to memories are among the research topics to be presented by Perth's top young neuroscientists at The University of Western Australia next Thursday (27 September).

Gingin site

UWA bid to host southern sky's first full-scale gravity wave detector

Friday, 21 September 2012

A proposal co-sponsored by France and Italy to plan the Southern Hemisphere's first full-scale gravity wave observatory (GWO) near Gingin (80km north of Perth) will be discussed at a three-day international workshop "Physics for the Future" hosted by The University of Western Australia on September 27-29.

Professor Moira Clay

Child health research director elected to international role

Friday, 21 September 2012

Professor Moira Clay from The University of Western Australia affiliated Telethon Institute for Child Health Research has taken over the reins of a key international body designed to support research administrators and managers across Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

Judges watch Ashley Smith’s performance

UWA maestro a 'musical genius'

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Ashley Smith, an Honours graduate from The University of Western Australia's School of Music, has laid claim to the title "musical genius" in winning the prestigious MCA Freedman Fellowship for classical music.

Busselton residents surveyed in new world health study

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Busselton residents were among 170,000 people of European ancestry around the world in a study examining for the first time how genetic variants influence the complex trait of body mass index (BMI).

Professor Stephan Lewandowsky

Misinformation: why it sticks and how to fix it

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Childhood vaccines do not cause autism.  Barack Obama was born in the United States.  And global warming is confirmed by science, yet many people believe claims to the contrary.  A new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia explores why people continue to deny truths that can have a profound impact on politics, health and society in general.

Former Prime Minister John Howard for inaugural Hasluck Lecture

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

The former Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon. John Howard, will present the inaugural Sir Paul Hasluck Foundation Lecture at The University of Western Australia on Thursday 27 September.

WA Chief Justice Wayne Martin

UWA to co-host WA's first National Indigenous Legal Conference

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Western Australia's Chief Justice Wayne Martin, former Federal Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Fred Chaney and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda are among the speakers at this year's National Indigenous Legal Conference, to be held in WA for the first time next month.

Orectolobus maculatus - Picture courtesy of Tane Sinclair-Taylor

Researchers confirm shark solution is black and white

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

New research which could help to deter and conserve sharks has confirmed that many of the ocean predators are probably completely colour blind.

Professor Peter Hartley

Leading economist is new BHP Billiton Chair in Business of Resources

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Leading economist Professor Peter Hartley has been appointed as the new BHP Billiton Chair in the Business of Resources at The University of Western Australia's Business School.