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University News

New collaboration may lead to promising treatments for fatal brain cancer

Monday, 31 March 2014

Glioblastoma is the most common and the most lethal type of brain cancer - and at the moment, there is no cure for it.

Associate Professor Joshua Mylne

Ancient buried treasure found in daisy seeds

Monday, 31 March 2014

By tracing the evolutionary origin of a drug-like protein ring found in sunflowers, Australian and US scientists have discovered a diverse, 18-million-year-old group of buried proteins in daisy seeds.

Associate Professor Alex Gardner

Drying climate leads to push for water law reform

Friday, 28 March 2014

Despite the Water Corporation's heavy investment in desalination, groundwater replenishment and changes to groundwater management, important water law reforms are required to respond to pressure from climate change and population growth on the State's invaluable groundwater resources, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh and UWA Chancellor Michael Chaney

Rio Tinto chief awarded honorary doctorate

Friday, 28 March 2014

Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh is one of several distinguished Western Australians whose contributions to the community has been recognised at The University of Western Australia during its autumn series of graduations for more than 3,800 students.

Dr Toby Burrows

Medieval manuscripts go digital via prestigious European fellowship

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

A huge collection of about 60,000 medieval and early modern manuscripts - and the people and events they record - will come alive digitally to scholars around the world thanks to a 21st century scholar winning a prestigious award.

Vaccine could offer protection against ear infections

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

A team of international researchers has moved a step closer to developing a vaccine to protect against middle ear infection, currently the most common infection in children under the age of five.  The vaccine could also be used for those with poor lung function, such as cystic fibrosis sufferers.

Assistant Professor Foteini Hassiotou

Breastmilk research may lead to medical breakthrough

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

A researcher at The University of Western Australia has been awarded two major international grants to carry out further investigations into human breast milk.

Adolescent drug and alcohol emergency department intervention to be assessed

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Ten years ago, a study began into adolescents admitted to hospital emergency departments (ED) after abusing alcohol and other substances.

Professor Eileen Webb

More older women facing homeless future

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have confirmed what advocates have been warning for some time - increasing numbers of older women are becoming homeless.

Winthrop Professor Charitha Pattiaratchi

UWA ocean expert gives 24 hour media interviews about missing jet

Friday, 21 March 2014

An internationally recognised expert in ocean currents who has been at The University of Western Australia for more than 25 years has become one of the scientists called upon by the world's media covering the global search for the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 which disappeared with 239 passengers and crew 13 days ago.