A researcher from The University of Western Australia is the co-leader of a team that has looked at the entire human genome to identify new genes that appear to be involved in making some children more susceptible to Kawasaki disease, a poorly understood and serious illness of young children.
A chance discussion at a recent Perth conference between geologists from around the world has led to a new theory being posited - and published in an article in the prestigious journal Science on January 2, 2009.
Engineering students from The University of Western Australia who won a national competition with a water filter and a washing machine specially designed for Cambodian conditions will meet Australia's Ambassador to Cambodia on Friday.
The results of more than four years' research involving almost 3,000 Papua New Guinean children aged from six months to five years - a collaborative effort between The University of Western Australia and the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research - have been published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
An independent review investigating the effectiveness of a publicly funded graphic anti-methamphetamine advertising campaign in the United States has found that the campaign has been associated with many negative outcomes, including increases in the acceptability of drug use.
The University of Western Australia (UWA) and the Committee for Perth have teamed up to appoint two international experts to lead a project benchmarking the liveability of Perth and its global connectedness.
Woodside's sponsorship of the UWA Business School is gaining traction. The recent appointment of internationally-renowned Professor, David Day, as the Woodside Professor in Leadership and Management is a key element in the joint strategy to invest in improving the business and commercial skills of university graduates as well as currently employed managers and executives.