Increase in asbestos related cancer among DIY home renovators

Monday, 5 September 2011

A ‘third wave' of asbestos-related cancer has emerged among home renovators, according to latest research at The University of Western Australia's School of Population Health.

Professor Geoff Meyer

Projects to further teaching and learning

Friday, 2 September 2011

Projects involving six researchers form The University of Western Australia have been successful in receiving support from the Australian and Learning Teaching Council's final round of funding.

Study finds safer alternative for sulphur preservative

Friday, 2 September 2011

Groundbreaking new research has found that sulphur dioxide can boost a plant's defence system, which could change the way table grapes, wine and dried fruits are preserved.

Professor Alan Robson

Awards for highly talented world citizens

Friday, 2 September 2011

Five alumni of The University of Western Australia who are prominent citizens in their home nation, Malaysia, will be recognised by the University's Vice-Chancellor tomorrow (September 3) at a function in Kuala Lumpur.

Leading UWA graduate describes role in Keating economic reforms

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Stephen Miller, a Managing Director at BlackRock - the world's largest investment manager - described his career in government and economics in a lecture to students at The University of Western Australia organised by the Business School on August 30.

Researchers link bowel cancer to diabetes 2 in men

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Researchers at The University of Western Australia today released the results of a long-running study which has established a significant link between type 2 diabetes and the risk of potentially fatal bowel cancer in men.

How to prepare for bushfire season

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

With summer fast approaching, UWA Extension is running a new course in preparing for bushfires.

Geothermal delegation

UWA a global hotspot for minerals and energy research

Monday, 29 August 2011

The University of Western Australia today hosted a delegation of Ambassadors to the United Nations and the visit of more than 30 senior Government officials from across Africa to showcase its energy and minerals research, including in geothermal energy.

Michael Gandy (left) and Associate Professor Matthew Piggott

From party pills to cancer drug?

Monday, 29 August 2011

The possibility of redesigning the illicit recreational drug ‘ecstasy' to treat blood cancers is being explored by a team of researchers from The University of Western Australia and the University of Birmingham in England.

Professor Lister Staveley-Smith and Dr Bi-Qing For

UWA researcher awarded SKA science boost

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Astrophysicist Dr Bi-Qing For of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) at The University of Western Australia has been appointed as a John Stocker Postdoctoral Fellow to further her research in support of Australia's bid for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).