IMS 1280 ion probe microscope

UWA expertise to aid international nuclear inspections

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

The University of Western Australia has become the first university in the world to join the United Nations international nuclear verification program, using UWA's advanced ion microprobe technology to help monitor global nuclear safeguards.

Joint statement from The University of Western Australia and The University of Queensland: Sean Barrett

Monday, 22 October 2012

On behalf of The University of Western Australia (UWA) and The University of Queensland (UQ), and their staff, we wish to express our profound sadness at the sudden death of young scientist, Dr Sean Barrett, early last Friday morning.  We also extend our sincere ccondolences to the family of Mr Kuldeep Singh, the young taxi driver who was driving Sean, and whose life was also tragically ended.

Indigenous health, asthma, diabetes targeted by NHMRC funding

Friday, 19 October 2012

Addressing the needs of unpaid carers of older Aboriginal people, The Fremantle Diabetes Study Phase II and the long-term consequences of IVF treatment on offspring are among 50 research projects to benefit from new medical grants totalling more than $31 million for The University of Western Australia.

Whale shark - image by Rob Harcourt

Why the world's biggest fish needs to swim near the surface

Friday, 19 October 2012

Whale sharks, the world's biggest fish, can dive to chilly waters hundreds of metres deep but they need to return to the surface to warm up, according to a new study led by researchers from The University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute.

Professor Joseph Trapani

If researchers are claiming so many 'breakthroughs', why are so many of my friends getting cancer?

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Are we really making progress? The answer is a definite ‘yes' according to Professor Joseph Trapani, from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute in Melbourne, who will be the special guest at the 2012 Wesfarmer' Harry Perkins Oration, to be held at The University of Western Australia on 2 November.

Cameron Gardner from Shenton College

Learning Links program puts high school students on world stage

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Students and staff from The University of Western Australia will today be honoured for their involvement in a program that helps high school students experience and produce world-class research.

Dr Alex Hewitt

Scientists awarded funding boost for prem babies and eye research

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

The Ramaciotti Foundations last night awarded two researchers from The University of Western Australia nearly $145,000 to help better understand the risk of life-threatening infections in premature babies and the genetics of glaucoma, the world's leading cause of irreversible blindness.

Professor John Kinsella  (Photo:  Matt Deller)

Lyric protester: Kinsella wins Victorian Premier's Literary Award for poetry

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

‘For me, a poem is an activist thing, and every poem is an act of responsibility,' says this year's winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for poetry, Professor John Kinsella from The University of Western Australia.

Strategic need seen to learn Chinese language and culture

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

An education forum backed by The University of Western Australia will discuss how to boost Chinese language and cultural competency in WA as a way to strengthen bilateral ties with Australia's biggest trading partner.

Volunteers sought for edible vaccine trials

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Imagine being part of a scientific breakthrough which would revolutionise the way vaccines are administered and make painful needle and syringe jabs a distant memory.