Sarah Laborde

Local knowledge gives science a boost

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Science alone may not be able to describe every aspect of complex environmental systems, but a little local knowledge gives it a better chance, according to a young researcher at The University of Western Australia.

Kitty Foley

Prestigious award for young Down syndrome researcher

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

A young researcher with a passion for helping people with Down syndrome has been recognised as the recipient of a prestigious West Australian research scholarship. 

Genes discovery linked to osteoporosis and fracture risk

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

A large number of genetic variants have for the first time been linked to the risk of osteoporosis and bone fracture, according to a major new international study.

Presuming Dr Livingstone would be proud

Monday, 16 April 2012

The memory of medical missionary and anti-slavery campaigner Dr David Livingstone will be evoked when a field microscope to detect malaria, tuberculosis, infections caused by HIV/AIDS and other diseases is donated this month to a Malawi mining community.

Monica Kehoe

Japanese research to help WA lupin growers

Friday, 13 April 2012

A disease that affects WA lupin crops will be researched by a student from The University of Western Australia - in Japan.

UWA Publishing shortlisted for 2012 Australian Book Industry Awards

Friday, 13 April 2012

UWA Publishing has been shortlisted for Small Publisher of the Year as part of the 2012 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs).

Giving voice to western migrants

Thursday, 12 April 2012

A former East German junior fencing champion who now researches bushfire psychology at The University of Western Australia was invited to be a keynote speaker at a recent 17-nation conference on migration in Geneva.

Associate Professor Kevin Pfleger

Searching for better ways to treat prostate disorders

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Innovative new technology has been used to identify and profile a novel combination of proteins that may improve treatment for prostate disorders.  The study will be published in the April 13th 2012 edition of the prestigious Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Magnetic navigation - putting the cat among the pigeons

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Homing pigeons are well known for their extraordinary sense of direction, which is thought to result from a specialised sense that allows them to navigate using the Earth's magnetic field.

Associate Professor Craig Pennell

Genes identified for common childhood obesity

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

An international collaborative study including researchers from The University of Western Australia has identified at least two new gene variants that increase the risk of common childhood obesity.