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WA helps world's biggest genetic study of asthma

Thursday, 18 November 2010

A large international genetic study of asthma is being hailed as huge leap forward in understanding and treating asthma, according to researchers.

Lotus unveiled - high powered, low impact

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

The University of Western Australia will launch its new Renewable Energy Vehicle (REV) - a Lotus Elise S2 - this Friday.

Professor Naomi Oreskes

UWA climate science group takes on doubters

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

The climate change debate has been orchestrated to mislead the public and deny well-established scientific knowledge, according to a US researcher visiting The University of Western Australia.

Taking action against asthma

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

A patient card being distributed to metropolitan pharmacies across Western Australia this month will give people with asthma more control over their asthma and may save lives.

Tiago Tomaz

Perth surfer-scientist discovers key to plant vitamin C levels

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Young Perth researcher and avid surfer, Tiago Tomaz, recently published the discovery that removing two proteins from plants can increase levels of Vitamin C and have large effects on plant growth.  This surprising discovery from The University of Western Australia arose from altering plant respiration - the way plants "breathe" and produce energy.

Tom Higham

UWA music makers off to Melbourne

Monday, 15 November 2010

Three graduates from The University of Western Australia's School of Music have won prestigious scholarships to the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne.

Medical research in WA receives a $20M boost

Friday, 12 November 2010

The University of Western Australia has been awarded $19.7 million in grants for medical research, through the National Health and Medical Research Council.

Kevin Rudd speaks on foreign policy at UWA

Friday, 12 November 2010

Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Kevin Rudd MP, has delivered a speech at UWA on Australia's foreign policy interests in the region.

Right:  Professor Alan Robson, Dr Kristen Nowak, Prof Lance Twomey

Kristen Nowak wins Young Tall Poppy of the year

Thursday, 11 November 2010

One of Western Australia's top young scientists who has been instrumental in leading research towards a cure for Floppy Baby Syndrome, a paralysing disorder that affects thousands of infants worldwide, has won the inaugural Western Australia Young Tall Poppy Science Award.

Floating towards giving

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

A report documenting ways in which to encourage more philanthropy in WA will be launched at The University of Western Australia's Business School.