Solar panels

Network storage the key to WA's energy future

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

New research from The University of Western Australia has shown that the growing popularity of household and business solar panels could produce 85 per cent of Perth’s electricity demand by 2050 and be the major contributor to reaching 100 per cent renewable energy.

Anna Nowak

International recognition for UWA mesothelioma expert

Monday, 27 March 2017

A world-leading researcher into asbestos-related diseases at The University of Western Australia has received an international award for her outstanding contribution to mesothelioma research.

Dr Archala

Proteins hiding in proteins take an evolutionary shortcut

Monday, 27 March 2017

How a drug-like protein ring evolved in sunflowers has been pieced together by Australian and US scientists in a study published in Molecular Biology and Evolution. Although the evolutionary process took some 45 million years, the researchers are still calling it a shortcut.

Dental students and patient

UWA students help relieve dental suffering

Monday, 27 March 2017

Nearly 100 homeless people and refugees, some who have had insufferable dental pain for years, received free dental treatment, thanks to a team of dentists, dental students from The University of Western Australia and volunteers from UWA and Tzu Chi Foundation Perth.

Coral bleaching

Unusually calm weather on top of global warming causes coral die-off

Friday, 24 March 2017

An international team of researchers, including a scientist from The University of Western Australia, has warned of the devastating consequences for shallow reef ecosystems when global warming combines with local weather anomalies.

public speaking

Helping ease public speaking anxiety

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that a simple and reassuring message can help reduce people’s anxiety about speaking in public as well as make them feel positive about their nerves before the talk.

Honey bees

New honey bee research centre to create a buzz

Friday, 17 March 2017

A new Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) led by The University of Western Australia will provide a much-needed boost to Australia’s valuable, but largely untapped honey bee products, by bringing together both industry and academic expertise from across Australia.

Dead staghorn coral Kimberley - Verena Schoepf

Scientists examine widespread impact of bleaching on Australian Reefs

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Researchers from The University of Western Australia are part of an international collaboration that has examined the impact of bleaching on coral reefs over the past 20 years and, in particular, the impact of the most severe global bleaching event to ever be recorded in 2016.

Amy James

Protein doppelgangers are long-lost cousins

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

A 60-year-old mystery has been solved by biochemists at The University of Western Australia investigating the origin of a type of digestion-inhibiting proteins thought only to exist in two plant families that contain the important legume and cereal crops.

Students in classroom

Research shows equity students need more support

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

A new study, led by Dr Ian Li from The University of Western Australia, has confirmed that equity students are generally well-supported in their university study, although challenges remain, in particular for students with disability and from non-English speaking backgrounds.