Safer mines thanks to invention at ACG

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

A product that improves mine safety has been invented by Professor Yves Potvin of The University of Western Australia.

UWA graduates and staff honoured in Australia Day Awards

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

The University of Western Australia's Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson has congratulated UWA staff and graduates who have been honoured in the 2009 Australia Day Awards.

Improving trends in 12-year survival after heart attack - study

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

A study of more than 4,000 West Australian heart attack victims has revealed improving survival trends, according to a paper published on Australia Day in the "British Medical Journal" and co-authored by Research Fellow Dr Tom Briffa of The University of Western Australia's School of Population Health. 

Plumbing the depths of tall trees - from caves

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

A researcher at The University of Western Australia aims to understand the structure and function of the deep roots of WA's karri and tuart trees by monitoring their roots from caves. 

Female promiscuity leads to bigger, faster sperm - in fish

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Female promiscuity has led to the development of bigger, faster sperm in fish, according to a researcher at The University of Western Australia who is the main author of a paper published in the US journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

UWA to help East Timor improve water quality

Thursday, 22 January 2009

The University of Western Australia is working to improve water sanitation in one of Australia's closest and poorest neighbours, East Timor. 

Nobel laureate follows gut instinct to develop migration theory

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Western Australian Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall and his University of Western Australia colleague Dr Helen Windsor have joined an international team of researchers to trace human prehistory in the Pacific in a unique way - following in the ‘footsteps' of the common stomach bacterium Professor Marshall swallowed to prove his prize-winning theory.  

Tough mollusc teeth give bite to new research

Monday, 19 January 2009

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are studying the teeth structure of a mollusc in the hope of copying it to develop new biosynthetic materials with far-reaching biomedical, industrial and environmental applications. 

Pianissimo, fortissimo and everything in between

Friday, 16 January 2009

One of the leading conductors of her generation, Australian-born Simone Young, will perform at The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Hall later this year.  Ms Young, General Manager and Music Director of the Hamburg State Opera, was previously Music Director of Opera Australia and Chief Conductor of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.

Kay Davies

World muscular dystrophy expert shares good news

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Exciting new advances in the field of muscular dystrophy research will be the subject of a free public lecture by a world expert in the field, at The University of Western Australia.