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.
Females exposed to a risk of sperm competition have been found to produce more defensive ova compared to the eggs of females reared under no risk of sperm competition, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia who studied house mice.
Sexual attraction of the electric sort happens when stingrays meet, according to a researcher at The University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute - and the finding may help prevent shark attacks on humans.
More than 60 outstanding Year 10 students from WA are preparing for the competition of their young lives after winning a place in the WA State Finals of the Australian Brain Bee Challenge (ABBC) at The University of Western Australia next week.
An animal biologist from The University of Western Australia is among a large team of international researchers biting their fingernails as they wait to learn whether their bid to impregnate a rare giant panda in Scotland has paid off.
Children and adults can have fun with and learn to understand brains at Scitech this weekend (March 16-17) through a range of activities and displays with neuroscientists from the University of Western Australia for Brain Awareness Week.
A possible link between colour vision and the development of myopia - or near-sightedness - has been discovered by an international group, including a researcher from The University of Western Australia.
Understanding the important role of Australia's coastal and marine wetlands in storing atmospheric carbon dioxide will be the focus of a new $3 million collaborative research project headed by the CSIRO and eight tertiary institutions, including The University of Western Australia.
Researchers at The University of Western Australia today welcomed the Western Australian Government's decision to allocate $646,000 over two years to fund three major studies into shark detection and deterrents.