University News

University News

Motherhood and childcare: is it just a pain in the back?

Thursday, 29 May 2014

A world-first study by a researcher from The University of Western Australia is calling for volunteers to help unravel why being a mum may cause years of back pain and dysfunction.

Hackett Professor Kadambot Siddique AM, FTSE

UWA links to finalists in West Australian of the Year Awards

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Graduates, staff members and students from The University of Western Australia have been recognised as finalists in this year's Western Australian of the Year Awards, which will be announced at a gala dinner on Friday 30 May at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Obesity study

Global study shows obesity rates climbing worldwide

Thursday, 29 May 2014

New Zealand has the highest rates of adult and child obesity in the region and Australians too are becoming obese at an alarming rate with seven in 10 men overweight or obese according to the most comprehensive global obesity study to date.

Human CMV virus

Volunteers sought to boost long-term outcomes of kidney transplants

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are calling for volunteers to participate in a study that will help to determine new methods of assessing the impact of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections in kidney transplant recipients.

Timothy Lefroy

Football umpire, farmer's son, UWA student is youth finalist in WA Awards

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

An economics, law and arts student at The University of Western Australia, Timothy Lefroy (21) is a youth finalist in the Western Australian of the Year Awards.

Denis, Denise and Una Glennon with Catherine Graville

2014 Ciara Glennon Scholarship awarded

Monday, 26 May 2014

A Law/Arts student with a passion for social justice has been awarded this year's Ciara Glennon Memorial Law Scholarship.

Canola testing

Plant researchers sow seeds of major disease breakthrough

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Breakthrough research carried out by The University of Western Australia and scientists in India and China has established that oilseed varieties resistant to the devastating fungal disease Sclerotinia can be bred readily.

Professor Michael Tobar (left) and Professor Eugene Ivanov

National award for world-leading physics researchers

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Two internationally acclaimed physicists from The University of Western Australia whose technology has been extensively used by the defence sector have won a prestigious national award.

Dr Linda Moore 1953-2010 sampling microbialites in 1985_credit Bob Burne

Martian mineral could be linked to microbes

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Scientists have discovered that the earliest living organisms on Earth were capable of making a mineral that may be found on Mars.

Researcher finds Pink Lady apples better for you

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Flavonoid-rich apples such as Western Australia's Pink Lady can provide greater health benefits than other varieties, according to joint research by The University of Western Australia and Department of Agriculture and Food.