Professor Susan Peters

Diesel fumes increase risk of childhood brain tumours

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

A link between brain tumours in children and their parents' exposure to diesel exhaust fumes before birth has been found by researchers at The University of Western Australia-affiliated Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) and the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research (TICHR).

WA Mines and Petroleum Minister Norman Moore

UWA welcomes $7.5 million for new Minerals Research Institute

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

A State Government announcement of $7.5 million over three years to establish a new Minerals Research Institute in WA has been welcomed by The University of Western Australia.

Higher emergency admissions for depressed older men

Monday, 10 December 2012

Depressed older men are twice as likely as those not suffering depression to be admitted to hospital, according to a study published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Tiger shark

UWA gets green light for major shark research

Friday, 7 December 2012

Researchers at The University of Western Australia today welcomed the Western Australian Government's decision to allocate $646,000 over two years to fund three major studies into shark detection and deterrents.

Winthrop Professor David Sampson

Microscope in a needle expert elected to world body

Friday, 7 December 2012

The University of Western Australia's Director of the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis, Winthrop Professor David Sampson, has been elected a Fellow of the international authority on optics and photonics, the prestigious Optical Society (OSA).

Elliott Clutterbuck

UWA arts/law students win Prime Minister's Awards

Friday, 7 December 2012

Two Arts/Law students at The University of Western Australia have been recognised in the 2013 Prime Minister's Australia Asia Awards.

Ms Jody Broun, Co-Chair National Congress of Australia's First People

Conference told self-determination vital for strong indigenous future

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Indigenous people must avoid relying on government to "fix" their social and economic problems and take a leading role in driving sustainable economic development, a national Indigenous Business, Enterprise and Corporations Conference at The University of Western Australia was told this week.

Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls and UWA Pilbara Project Director Dr

Feasibility study to explore UWA Pilbara potential

Thursday, 6 December 2012

The WA Government has announced funding of $675,000 for The University of Western Australia to conduct a feasibility study examining the potential of a UWA research, executive education and outreach facility in the Pilbara.

Kathryn Ramsay, UWA Centre for Child Health Research

Arsenic in drinking water linked to lung disease

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

A new study, led by an environmental health researcher from The University of Western Australia, has uncovered likely mechanisms for the link between arsenic in drinking water and increased risk of developing chronic lung disease.

Been cheating? It's written all over your face

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have found a kernel of truth in the idea that unfaithfulness can be judged just by looking at a stranger's face.