Photo courtesy of the Asbestos Diseases Society of Australia Inc.

Deadly asbestos takes toll years after kids exposed

Monday, 3 September 2012

"Wittenoom kids" who spent their childhoods exposed to asbestos in the north-west of Western Australia are now developing a range of cancers or dying at a rate well above the average population, according to a new study by researchers from The University of Western Australia for the UWA-affiliated Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR).

Thousands more high school students offered key to University

Friday, 31 August 2012

Thousands more WA students will be encouraged to aspire to university education with the addition of 25 more regional and metropolitan high schools taking part in The University of Western Australia's Aspire UWA program.

A winning best practice aged care partnership

Friday, 31 August 2012

As part of its Masters of Nursing and Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree courses, The University of Western Australia has teamed with the Brightwater Care Group to provide valuable experience for students and quality care for aged care residents - so successfully that it was a finalist in UWA's recent Teaching and Learning awards.

Professor Britta Regli-von Ungern-Sternberg

Anaesthetic linked to learning problems in children

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Children who are given anaesthetic before the age of three may have an increased risk of developing learning difficulties, according to a new study involving researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Professor Daniel Murphy on field-work in the Arctic

New polymer research aims to boost dryland crop productivity

Monday, 27 August 2012

The fact that 30 per cent of Australia's cropping land does not retain water and produces only 10 per cent of the nation's broad-acre crops could be about to change.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson

UWA backs national anti-racism campaign

Friday, 24 August 2012

The University of Western Australia has backed a new Australian Human Rights Commission campaign aimed at eliminating racism.

Wild radish

Resistance evolution in weeds puts 2,4-D under the microscope

Friday, 24 August 2012

Researchers are investigating why a broadleaf herbicide used successfully to control weeds in agriculture for the past 60 years is now no longer effective against the crop weed, wild radish, in the Western Australian Wheatbelt.

Pilbara doctors enhance surgical skills

Friday, 24 August 2012

Thirteen local doctors from Port Hedland and South Hedland have improved their essential surgical skills through a pilot project run by The University of Western Australia to deliver training to rural and remote regions.

Professor Stephan Lewandowsky

What motivates rejection of (climate) science?

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have examined what motivates people who are greatly involved in the climate debate to reject scientific evidence.

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.