Worldwide collaborations to boost research

Thursday, 12 February 2009

The University of Western Australia's induction into a major group of research-intensive universities has begun with a presentation today by the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) Acting CEO, Ms Louise Heery.

Local researchers involved in global study

Monday, 9 February 2009

Asthmatics can breathe easier knowing that local medical researchers at the Lung Institute of Western Australia (LIWA) have contributed to significant research on eosinophils and their importance in regulating asthma and inflammation of the airways.

$5 million to study role of exercise in spinal cord repair

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Two Western Australian researchers were today awarded almost $5 million over five years to study the effects of physical activity on spinal cord injury. Professor Sarah Dunlop is a Professorial Fellow at The University of Western Australia and Associate Professor Garry Allison is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Trauma Physiotherapy at Curtin University of Technology.

Female promiscuity leads to bigger, faster sperm - in fish

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Female promiscuity has led to the development of bigger, faster sperm in fish, according to a researcher at The University of Western Australia who is the main author of a paper published in the US journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

UWA to help East Timor improve water quality

Thursday, 22 January 2009

The University of Western Australia is working to improve water sanitation in one of Australia's closest and poorest neighbours, East Timor. 

Nobel laureate follows gut instinct to develop migration theory

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Western Australian Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall and his University of Western Australia colleague Dr Helen Windsor have joined an international team of researchers to trace human prehistory in the Pacific in a unique way - following in the ‘footsteps' of the common stomach bacterium Professor Marshall swallowed to prove his prize-winning theory.  

Kay Davies

World muscular dystrophy expert shares good news

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Exciting new advances in the field of muscular dystrophy research will be the subject of a free public lecture by a world expert in the field, at The University of Western Australia.

Sino-Australian cancer research links stronger

Thursday, 15 January 2009

A Faculty team has added to its success in establishing a multi-faceted international research program with China on the anticancer properties of green tea by winning a prestigious national award.

Rural research calls to country-born student

Thursday, 15 January 2009

The winner of a rural award for medical students will head to the UK next year to examine why rural cancer patients have poorer survival rates than their urban counterparts.