Photo by Jacquie Moran

Breast cancer diagnosis photo wins international competition

Thursday, 22 December 2011

A black and white photograph - of a woman having a hookwire inserted into her breast to localise a small cancer prior to surgery - is one of 10 winning entries in an international photography competition organised by the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet.

Peter Flett, Wendy Erber, Minister Kim Hames, Alan Robson

Cancer patients to gain from Lotterywest funding

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Cancer patients will benefit from a $1.2 million Lotterywest cheque handed to The University of Western Australia today by Deputy Premier and Health Minister Dr Kim Hames.

2012 Christmas hams to be affected by honey slump?

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Honey production in Western Australia is down more than half this year as honeybees are affected by recent drought conditions that have resulted in failure of blossom in a number of plants important for honey production.

UWA butts out for smoke free air from 2012

Monday, 19 December 2011

The University of Western Australia will join most other WA public universities to go smoke-free from 1 January 2012.

New funds target breast cancer and eye disease

Friday, 16 December 2011

The detection of small areas of cancer, and the development of a new laser to treat common sight-threatening diseases are two research projects at The University of Western Australia to benefit from new Federal funding.

Winthrop Professor Harvey Millar

UWA scientist wins Academy Award

Friday, 16 December 2011

One of the world's most cited plant scientists has been awarded a prestigious Australian science award.

Climate change threat to WA's oldest frogs

Friday, 16 December 2011

One of Western Australia's oldest and rarest species of frog has been found to be extremely susceptible to changes in climate, according to a study by researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Smoking fathers link to most common child cancer

Friday, 16 December 2011

New research from Perth's Telethon Institute for Child Health Research (ICHR) has found that children whose fathers smoked around the time of conception may have a 35 per cent higher risk of developing childhood leukaemia.

Newman Senior HS students Reece Mounsey, Alex Ross and Treinaya Phillips

$5.9m federal grant doubles UWA high school program

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Twenty-five high schools from WA's Mid-West, Gascoyne and Kimberley will join a program run by The University of Western Australia to give students the opportunity and incentive to attend university.

Vice-Chancellor Alan Robson

Vice-Chancellor to head WA Museum Board

Thursday, 15 December 2011

The Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia, Professor Alan Robson, has been appointed a new member and Chair of the WA Museum Board.