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University News

What's in a gnome? UWA researchers explore neighbourhood safety and health

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

The association between neighbourhood and house design and walking as a measure of sense of community has been explored in two papers published recently in international journals by researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Old stamen

World-beating scientists talk biology

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

How variations in human DNA sequence can impact disease evolution and the health risks of climate change are just some of the topics to be discussed at this week's 20th annual Combined Biological Sciences Meeting (CBSM) to be held at The University of Western Australia.

From welfare to warfare

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Sri Lanka's shift from a country with a unique social welfare structure to one marked by warfare is the subject of a new book by The University of Western Australia's Emeritus Professor Laksiri Jayasuriya.

Associate Professor Mark Tibbett

Soil scientist digs up dirt on crime

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

A soil scientist at The University of Western Australia could help solve some of the nation's most notorious murders.

Bone density scan

Study to determine how best to help anorexia sufferers

Friday, 20 August 2010

Three promising state of the art treatments for anorexia nervosa are being trialled in an international study led by The University of Western Australia.

Professor Alan Robson

States unite to feed the world despite climate change

Friday, 20 August 2010

Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia, Professor Alan Robson, has been invited to Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) in south-western India to launch KAU's new Master of Science course in Climate Change Adaptation.

UWA concern over proposed equity funding cuts

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Cuts in equity funding, by capping the low SES participation equity programs, would be a false economy, according to Professor Alan Robson, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia.

Big brothers affect sisters' sexual development: study

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Girls with an older brother are more likely to begin menstruating at a later age, and younger brothers can delay the onset of their older sisters' sexual activity, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Geriatric medicine education hits the digital age

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Medical students at The University of Western Australia played a key role in the development of a new interactive tool called e-ageing, which will help them learn the foundations of geriatric medicine.

Assistant Professor Ba-Tuong Vo

UWA defence researchers win Eureka finals

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

A research project from The University of Western Australia that has revolutionised the surveillance and monitoring of potential threats in the nation's vast air, sea and land space is one of the winners of the 21st Annual Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.