University News

University News

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.

Premature baby

Study finds blood test can predict early labour

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

A new blood test can predict whether women having signs of early labour will go on to give birth too soon, according to an international research team.

Newman Senior High School students

UWA opens door to world of business for Pilbara students

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

The University of Western Australia is bringing the world of business to high school students in the Pilbara region.

Principal clinical investigator Professor Ian Constable

New gene therapy could bring relief for eye disease patients

Monday, 19 May 2014

A new gene therapy for a common cause of blindness could spell the end of invasive monthly injections into the eye, according to researchers at the Lions Eye Institute (LEI) in Perth, Western Australia.

Professor Lyn Beazley

Lyn Beazley inducted into WA Science Hall of Fame

Friday, 16 May 2014

One of the State's most enthusiastic and passionate science advocates has been recognised through her induction into the WA Science Hall of Fame.

Damien Macpherson - Credit: ICRAR

Local university student research recognised by NASA

Thursday, 15 May 2014

A 25-year-old PhD student from Willetton has had his research recognised by NASA's Space Telescope Science Institute for its contribution to their upcoming James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), to be launched in 2018.

UWA Students at Awards Ceremony

Clough scholars support knowledge economy

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Two engineering students at The University of Western Australia (UWA), Mr Hugo Breakey and Mr Scott List, were honoured last night with Clough Engineering Scholarships to complete their Masters in Professional Engineering.

Fisheries Minister Ken Baston and Winthrop Professor Shaun Collin

$11 million for new marine research facility

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

The international marine and fisheries research status of the State and the nation will be boosted by an $11 million commitment to a research hub in Perth's northern suburbs.

Students views on being a 'good' doctor versus a 'professional' doctor

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

In light of previous research which found that medical students valued compassion, patient-centred care and communication skills over clinical competence and knowledge, new research has sought to further explore medical students' views on professionalism.