University News

University News

Associate Pofessor Lindy Fitzgerald

Researchers tackle neurotrauma caused by car crashes

Monday, 3 February 2014

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are working to limit the spread of serious nerve damage, often caused by car crashes, to minimise disability and enable better recovery.

Iago

Spotlight on Iago: the man, the devil and emotion

Friday, 31 January 2014

One of Shakespeare's more notorious and mysterious villains will be the focus of a special free event to be held at The University of Western Australia's Callaway Auditorium.

Professor Markus Melloh

Whole spine approach to neck and back problems

Thursday, 30 January 2014

A researcher from The University of Western Australia and the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research has worked with collaborators in the United States to create a new tool to help health professionals improve their treatment of patients experiencing neck or back pain.

Business school students

$1 million grant enables new double degrees in business

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

From 2014, postgraduate business students at The University of Western Australia and The University of Adelaide will be able to complete a second year of study in Europe while earning a second master's degree.

950 Superbus

New 950 superbus reconnects UWA and QEII to city

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Public transport access to The University of Western Australia has been boosted with this week's launch of a new high-frequency bus service linking UWA and the QEII Medical Centre with Perth Central and Underground train stations as well as the Esplanade Busport.

Medical students head for the bush

Country practice lures city doctors to the bush

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Medical students from city backgrounds who are exposed to rural practice during their training are increasingly being converted to life in the bush, a new study by the Rural Clinical School of Western Australia (RCSWA) has found.

Does it pay to be a lover or a fighter?

Friday, 24 January 2014

As mating season approaches, male animals are faced with a question that can make or break their chances at reproducing: does it pay to be a lover or a fighter? Or both?

Associate Professor Kevin Pfleger

New global alliance to develop world-leading technology

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

A team of world leaders in the growing scientific field of biomolecular interaction has received an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant to help them develop world-leading technology, which will in turn help discover novel treatments for cancer and other disorders.

Professor Ryan Lister

Epigenome researcher wins prestigious science medal

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

A genome biologist from The University of Western Australia who developed advanced techniques to accurately map millions of DNA modifications throughout the genome has won the Australian Academy of Science's Ruth Stephens Gani Medal for 2014.

A disease detection workshop

Project to assess whether we're going against the grain in training

Monday, 20 January 2014

Crop disease costs Australia millions of dollars every year and threatens Western Australia's annual yield of 11 million tonnes of wheat worth $2.8 billion. Researchers at The University of Western Australia believe they can lower the risk if they teach farmers and farm consultants, or agronomists, how better to recognise a problem in their crops as soon as they see it. Ninety per cent of WA farmers consult an agronomist.