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University News

Indigenous Year 8 Discovery Days

150 Indigenous year 8 students sample uni life

Friday, 21 November 2014

What methods do junk-food manufacturers use to make sure people keep buying their products? More than 150 Indigenous students are about to find out - at The University of Western Australia's Year 8 Discovery Days.

Harlequin Fish

Keeping watch over our seas

Friday, 21 November 2014

Vast areas of Australia's oceans are being better monitored and understood thanks to an observing system which is being launched today to operate from The University of Western Australia.

Wheat affected by wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV)

Breakthrough in understanding wheat virus epidemics improves control options

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Critical new understanding of the disease cycle of a wheat virus will help farmers around the world protect their wheat crops from a devastating disease and major yield losses.

(Left to right) Dr Peter Peeling, Dr Tristan Clemons, Dr Brendan Kennedy

UWA home to outstanding young scientists

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Three emerging scientists from The University of Western Australia have been chosen from disciplines spanning Cancer treatments, Effects of Exercise and Nanotechnology to be recognised as the State's brightest young researchers in this year's prestigious Tall Poppy Awards.

Professor Phil Ainslie

Lectures full of brainy ideas

Thursday, 20 November 2014

For its size, the brain needs more oxygen than any other organ in the body - but many factors can interrupt its oxygen supply.

Early sea urchin embryos

Female sea urchins hedge their bets in the mating game

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Sleeping around pays off for females, according to an international team of evolutionary biologists.

Study abroad student

New program to boost US student numbers

Monday, 17 November 2014

The University of Western Australia has committed to a new international initiative which will double the number of American students studying abroad by the end of the decade.

Girl in lab coat studying engineering

Girls engineer a better future

Friday, 14 November 2014

The future for engineering looks brighter as Rio Tinto and The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics launch a new "Girls in Engineering" program next Tuesday 18 November.

Associate Professor Louise Barton

Strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions must be financially attractive

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Incorporating a grain legume in a two-year cropping rotation decreased greenhouse gas emissions from wheat production, according to a study by researchers from The University of Western Australia.

Techniques for analysing smart phone data may help understand marine species

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Over the past 30 years, satellite tracking has revealed the otherwise invisible lives of the animals that occupy the skies, forests and oceans - and now scientists hope to apply the latest techniques used to understand how humans move, to learn even more about the migrations of the biggest marine animals.