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University News

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Diet affects sperm competitiveness

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

It's well known that omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LC-PUFA) can help to prevent heart disease but new research has found that these essential fatty acids can also increase the chance of paternity success.

Woolly mammoth genome sequencer at UWA

Monday, 22 September 2014

How can a giant woolly mammoth which lived at least 200,000 years ago help to save the Tasmanian Devil from extinction?  The answer lies in DNA, the carrier of genetic information.

UWA takes lead on course fee pricing structure

Monday, 22 September 2014

The University of Western Australia has become one of the first universities in Australia to reveal its pricing strategy in a future deregulated higher education sector.

Dr Aaron Robotham   -  (Credit: Dr Joe Liske)

Monster galaxies gain weight by eating smaller neighbours

Friday, 19 September 2014

Massive galaxies in the Universe have stopped making their own stars and are instead snacking on nearby galaxies, according to research by Australian scientists.

Gift gives hope to Alzheimer's sufferers

Friday, 19 September 2014

A charity set up by a self-made Mandurah businessman who left Perth at the age of 14 has donated $150,000 to help find better ways to treat depression in people with Alzheimer's disease.

Winthrop Professor Denise Chalmers, Professor Jane Heyworth and Ms Jo Hocking

UWA trio receive sector's highest level of teaching recognition

Thursday, 18 September 2014

An expert in enhancing teaching and learning in higher education, an environmental epidemiologist who enables students to become well-rounded practitioners, and the coordinator of a program that matches students with industry professionals were this week recognised with prestigious awards.

UWA Women’s Hockey Melville Toyota League team in action.

UWA's top hockey teams compete for grand final glory

Thursday, 18 September 2014

The University of Western Australia Hockey Club will be hoping to pull off two double victories in both women's and men's first and second division grand finals this Saturday at Perth Hockey Stadium in Bentley.

National Indigenous Tertiary Education Student Games

Record turnout of Indigenous students for National Games

Thursday, 18 September 2014

More than 350 Indigenous tertiary students from 21 universities around Australia will be welcomed to The University of Western Australia this Sunday September 21 when UWA hosts the 19th annual National Indigenous Tertiary Education Student Games.

Monica Kehoe

New research provides understanding that helps control legume viruses

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Farmers in south-west WA will be pleased to find out that a PhD candidate from The University of Western Australia has made significant advances in our understanding of major plant pathogen Bean yellow mosaic virus (BYMV).

How learning to talk is in the genes

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

An international study by child health researchers has found that genetic factors contribute to the development of language during infancy.