Winthrop Professor Fiona Stanley

Outstanding UWA medical research makes top 10

Friday, 10 February 2012

Outstanding medical research at The University of Western Australia has again been recognised nationally with the naming of one of its staff among Australia's top 10 health researchers for 2011.

Associate Professor Alan Lourens

Musical prelude to enrich bright young minds

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Some of the state's top achievers will now be able to study music as a prelude to professional studies such as law, medicine and architecture under a revamped course structure at The University of Western Australia.

Associate Professor Paul Bourke

New supercomputer to help scientists reach for the stars

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

A powerful new supercomputer 10,000 times faster than an average office computer and big enough to store 2000 years of iTunes music has been successfully installed at The University of Western Australia.

Research Associate Professor Michael Walsh and seed destructor

Smash and destroy weapon to wage war against weeds

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

A weapon invented by a Darkan farmer to smash and destroy weed seeds is nearing commercial production after further development by the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI) at The University of Western Australia.

Ailing heart link to grey matter loss

Monday, 6 February 2012

Heart disease may kill brain cells, say researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Their findings suggest that heart disease may affect a part of people's brains governing mentally demanding tasks.

Professor Geoff Laurent

International researcher returns home to lead stem cell initiative

Monday, 6 February 2012

An internationally renowned respiratory specialist will lead a new Centre for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine to be established at The University of Western Australia.

Michelle Hodge

Volunteers sought for dementia sleep study

Monday, 6 February 2012

A new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia aims to improve the quality of life for people with dementia or Alzheimer's disease as well as for their carers.

Sea monster is world's oldest living thing

Thursday, 2 February 2012

It's big, it's old and it lives under the sea and now an international research collaboration with The University of Western Australia's Ocean's Institute has confirmed an ancient seagrass to hold the secrets of the oldest living organism on earth.

Research Associate Professor Jennifer Rodger

Magnetic research for better brain health

Thursday, 2 February 2012

A pioneering therapy that uses magnetic pulses to stimulate the brain to treat conditions such as Parkinson's disease, depression, schizophrenia, epilepsy and stroke is now better understood thanks to researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in France.

JEDI scientists repel jellyfish invasion

Thursday, 2 February 2012

They can stop the world's biggest warships, cripple power stations and kill humans with a single sting but jellyfish are not about to take over the world and turn our oceans to slime, as some reports have claimed.