University News

University News

Study indentifies genes that control thyroid levels

Friday, 29 October 2010

Sequence variations in DNA have been identified that affect personal levels of thyroid hormones, according to an international research team.

Good oil at energy cities' meeting

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Representatives from 12 cities supporting the world's major energy industries will meet for the World Energy Cities Partnership Conference co-sponsored by The University of Western Australia.

UWA honours pioneering staff and state-builders

Thursday, 28 October 2010

A pioneering primary industry researcher and an internationally renowned chemist who made enormous contributions to the State are to be honoured with the naming of significant facilities at The University of Western Australia.

B-vitamins reduce post-stroke depression

Thursday, 28 October 2010

People who have suffered a stroke and who regularly take vitamins are less likely to develop depression, according to a study led by The University of Western Australia.

Swinging sixties grads twist again

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Malcolm McCusker, QC, will be guest speaker at the 50th reunion of The University of Western Australia's graduates of 1960 and earlier on Sunday, October 31.

Not just pretty feathers: ostriches step up for science

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Knowing how an ostrich can run without wasting too much energy could help engineers build better prosthetic limbs and more efficient robots, according to a researcher at The University of Western Australia.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson

UWA Vice-Chancellor to retire

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

The University of Western Australia's Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson today announced his retirement from the position at the end of 2011.

Winthrop Professor Harvey Millar

UWA plant energy professors among world's most recognised

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Two Professors from The University of Western Australia are among the world's most cited plant scientists, according to the publisher of the two leading international journals for the advancement of plant science.

Mind and body care for mental health consumers

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Guidelines to help people with mental health problems receive better medical treatment for their physical health were launched today at The University of Western Australia.

Action needed to create brighter future for children

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Western Australia needs to make children and young people's mental health a priority to alleviate suffering and build a brighter future for the whole community.