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Murujuga  group

Dampier's Murujuga community land and sea representatives say thank you

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Members of the Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation travelled to The University of Western Australia recently to thank the University for its participation in the repatriation component of their Cultural Management Plan.

Professor Cate Taylor

Twins talk half as much at two

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

A world first study of language development in toddler twins confirms the widely held belief that twins start to talk later than single-born children.

Pet fish deserve care too: expert

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

When the housemate of lecturer Miriam Sullivan bought a Siamese fighting fish, Miriam's life changed - and life may change for the better for the world's pet fish too, if she has her way.

An SMS a day keeps the doctor away

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Habit-based messages by text message or email have proven to increase the fruit consumption of young adults according to Australian research.

Remote community

Short-stay placements the future for remote area dental services

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

One of the keys to solving extreme shortages of dental practitioners in remote Australia is proving to be short-stay (three to four weeks) placements for final-year dental students, according to a recent report into a 10-year program in WA.

Hackett Professor Kadambot Siddique AM FTSE

UWA people honoured at Western Australian of the Year awards

Monday, 2 June 2014

The University of Western Australia's Professor Kadambot Siddique, whose mission is to ‘feed the world', and UWA arts, law and economics student - and football umpire - Timothy Lefroy have been named winners in the Western Australian of the Year awards.

Work begins on new world-class marine research centre

Friday, 30 May 2014

The development a new $62 million marine research centre at The University of Western Australia will create a world-class facility that will position the State - and the nation - as a leading oceans researcher within the Indo-Pacific region.

Great Australians

Tour of Honour WA Australians of the Year - Free Public Forum

Friday, 30 May 2014

Have you ever wondered how and why someone becomes the Australian of the Year?

A free Public Forum featuring Western Australia's all four Australian of the Year Awards recipients is being presented by the Australia Day Council of Western Australia at The University of Western Australia's Octagon Theatre on June 9.

R. solani on lupin

Solving the puzzle of a clever fungus

Friday, 30 May 2014

Scientists from the CSIRO and UWA's Institute of Agriculture (IOA), with financial aid from the Grains Research and Development Corporation, have sequenced the genome of a strain of the common fungus Rhizoctonia solani and found some surprising results.

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.