An Aboriginal enrolled nurse and an Aboriginal health worker who were the very first students in UWA's Advanced Diploma in Medical and Aboriginal Health Sciences have just been accepted into medicine....[Read more]
Australia's higher education system appeared to level the playing field in terms of academic achievement for students, regardless of their socio-economic status (SES) background, according to a new study....[Read more]
Research at The University of Western Australia and the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia is helping farmers adapt to climate change and improve soil fertility.
By increasing the levels of organic carbon in soil, farmers may be able to benefit from emissions trading schemes to offset greenhouse gas emissions. Increasing organic carbon levels in soil also has a range of benefits for soil fertility and plant growth.
Seeds stored in seed banks of wild species will become museum pieces unless the ‘bankers' employ shrewd collection strategies, argues Professor Kingsley Dixon of The University of Western Australia and Perth's Kings Park and Botanic Garden.
Five thousand Busselton "baby boomers" will take part in a new four-year study on healthy ageing that will feed into one of the world's longest running epidemiological studies: the Busselton Health Study.
An internationally recognised geotechnical engineer at The University of Western Australia who has revolutionised the oil and gas industry's approach to pipeline design has won the Anton Hales Medal for 2010, recognising his contribution to Earth sciences.
Professor David White, who has worked as a consultant advising on the Gorgon Gas project, was recently awarded a Future Fellowship by the Australian Research Council and is based at the UWA Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems.
An endemic health condition, scabies, affects up to 70 per cent of pre-school aged children in remote Indigenous communities and is the subject of a new children's picture book to be launched at Cable Beach Primary School on December 14.
The book was developed by Courtney Hodder, a health science student from The University of Western Australia.
A new chapter in one of the longest running epidemiological research programs in the world will be announced on December 9.
Western Australian Health Minister Dr Kim Hames, in conjunction with the Busselton Population Medical Research Foundation Inc, will announce the new four-year study at an event at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.