Nanotechnology and its impact on our lives - free public forum at UWA

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Nanotechnology, which sets out to explore and manipulate reality at the molecular level, is widely recognised as a key technology that will drive economic growth and standards of living in the twenty-first century - but what might its impact be on our lives? 

Micro drug factories and other UWA research awarded

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Re-engineering bacteria into microscopic drug factories and examining factors related to cancer in children are just two of The University of Western Australia's projects to attract State Government funding.

Where judges fear to tread - UWA Business School and IPAA breakfast and seminar

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Chief Justice Wayne Martin's breakfast address - ‘Improving corporate governance in the public sector: where judges fear to tread' - will launch a half-day seminar hosted by the Trade, Migration and Development Research Centre of UWA Business School and the Institute of Public Administration Australia (WA Division) on Tuesday, 24 June.    

UWA medical student wins national essay competition

Friday, 6 June 2008

The challenge facing Australia in dealing with an expected 31 per cent increase in new cancer cases between 2001 and 2011 has earned a sixth-year medical student at The University of Western Australia first prize in a national essay competition run by Cancer Council Australia. 

UWA extends on-line offering through iTunes U

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

The University of Western Australia today announced it has a range of lectures, tutorials and publications available on the iTunes Store.

Music and art at UWA benefit from pioneer woman lawyer's gift

Thursday, 29 May 2008

One of The University of Western Australia's alumni and a pioneer woman lawyer, Leah Jane Cohen, whose gift of almost $3 million to her alma mater will be celebrated today, started her habit of giving to the University at a young age. 

Improving health in the 21st century

Thursday, 29 May 2008

The public focus on genetics and genetic research has detracted from the important role of social factors in determining health, argues Professor Ichiro Kawachi, Professor of Social Epidemiology and the Director of the Harvard Center for Society and Health. 

UWA researcher helps discover world's oldest mother

Thursday, 29 May 2008

A researcher from The University of Western Australia was part of a team who discovered the fossilised remains of the planet's oldest mother - a now extinct 25cm long placoderm fish in the process of giving birth, with the 6cm embryo and umbilical cord intact. 

Engineering soil quality indicators

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Resource economics, using mathematical models and numbers to investigate farming and environmental problems, could provide a simple procedure for summarising multiple physical, biochemical and biological parameters into a single soil quality index. 

John Langoulant to head Child Health Research Board

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Business leader Mr John Langoulant was tonight appointed Chairman of the Board of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research.