UWA offers options in science to students facing decision time

Friday, 22 May 2009

With many high school students soon to make a decision on their career study path The University of Western Australia is inviting year 10, 11 and 12 as well as mature age students to a series of free information sessions to explain the flexible study options and exciting career opportunities available with a science degree from UWA. 

Genes that 'switch-on' the reproductive system

Thursday, 21 May 2009

The factors that control the beginning of reproductive life in humans have remained a fundamental mystery of biology.  While the age of menarche in girls is influenced by environmental factors such as nutrition and athletic training, it is also partly controlled by genes according to a study by The University of Western Australia researchers published this week in Nature Genetics.

UWA study finds teen girls regret having sex earlier

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

A study led by The University of Western Australia has found that teenage girls who lose their virginity when they are not ready; often at an earlier age, are more likely to feel disappointed and regret the experience. 

Scientific breakthrough links gene that controls immune response to depression

Monday, 18 May 2009

Researchers from the Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing have pinpointed a polymorphic gene that determines the risk of depression in older men. 

Mandatory sentencing: More time, less crime?

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Mandatory sentencing's potential to reduce crime rates in WA will be discussed at The University of Western Australia at a forum hosted by the Progressive Law Students' Association (PLSA). 

Computer expert and biochemist win joint prestigious prize for breastfeeding research

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Ground-breaking work on human lactation by a computer expert and a biochemist from The University of Western Australia has won a prestigious international award - the UK Rank Prize for Nutrition. 

Positive thinking for classroom smiles

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Mental health of school students will be the focus of a conference at The University of Western Australia on May 22. 

Social worker of the year awards

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

The first awards in Australia to recognise the often unheralded and sometimes criticised work of social workers will be given out in June this year. 

Former Ugandan Vice-President talks about world hunger

Friday, 8 May 2009

A former Vice-President of Uganda until 2003, Dr Speciosa Wandira, will deliver a lecture entitled:  "Micro Finance's Role in Ending World Hunger" at The University of Western Australia next week. 

Renowned astronomer takes cosmic time trip

Thursday, 7 May 2009

The possibilities opened up by a new generation of telescopes will be the subject of a free public lecture on Saturday by The University of Western Australia's Premier's Fellow and renowned astronomer, Professor Peter Quinn.