Behind biomedical research: the two-legged and four-legged support

Thursday, 9 September 2010

A cancer researcher has paid $25,000 for a custom-bred mouse for his work.

UWA Google champions

Young guns grab global Google award

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Sales of a children's book are likely to soar after a hugely successful online marketing campaign that won a UWA team a global competition.

Dr John Stanton supervises packing of the Marmarie man

Indigenous treasures in safe keeping

Thursday, 9 September 2010
The Berndt Museum of Anthropology is on the move.
Winthrop Professor Susan Broomhall and Professor Yasmin Haskell

Emotions have shaped our we find out how.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

The French Revolution, the end of World War II, the death of Princess Diana - all events in history characterised by towering emotion.

But are the same emotions felt by people across the globe and across the centuries? How do emotions change over time? To what extent do emotions influence social, political and economic development?

Professor Barry Marshall

Some of the best ideas come out of left field

Monday, 23 August 2010

Nobel Laureate Barry Marshall is glad there were no cabbages at the meetings where he and fellow Laureate Robin Warren presented some of their early data.

Professor Peter Klinken

Nobody is safe from cancer

Monday, 23 August 2010

Peter Klinken's 30 years of research into cancer - recently into melanoma - could not prevent him from falling victim to the deadly disease he studies.

Some of the WAMBOT team: Thomas Braunl, Adrian Boeing and Aiden Morgan

Miniature military magic

Monday, 23 August 2010

Magic is how our great-grandparents might have described the idea of robots.

Now that they are becoming more and more a part of our lives, MAGIC is still the word used by an international consortium which is running a competition to find the best robots to do dangerous work for defence forces.

Dr Jeffrey Shragge in the Arctic Circle

Expensive technology could save the planet

Monday, 23 August 2010

They are the paparazzi of geophysics.

Winthrop Professor David Lumley, the Woodside-Chevron Chair in Petroleum Geoscience and CO2 Sequestration, and Research Fellow Dr Jeffrey Shragge take what they describe as ‘snapshots' of the earth that cost about $10 million each.

Kings Park dives deeper into seagrass genetics

Monday, 23 August 2010

Between 1967 and 1999, more than 3,000 hectares of seagrass were lost from Cockburn Sound.

Now, Siegy Kraus, Kingsley Dixon and Liz Sinclair from Kings Park, Gary Kendrick, Marion Cambridge and Renae Hovey from UWA's Oceans Institute, and PhD student John Statton are uncovering the best methods for restoring seagrasses through the Seagrass Research and Rehabilitation Plan (SRRP).

Dr Marco Fiorentini, CET Research Fellow

Two sides of the same coin

Monday, 9 August 2010

In the minds of many academics pure science and applied research are worlds apart.

Yet an applied research centre last year produced a third of the university's publications in Nature and Science, all from industry co-funded projects, demonstrating that astute research project design can satisfy both academic and industry priorities.