Barrister Judith Fordham in her office at the Centre for Forensic Science

Jury research an open (then shut) case

Monday, 28 June 2010

At the end of a court case, everybody wants to hear what the jury has to say.

Our legal system hinges on the ‘12 good men and true'. Their words can send an accused to heaven or to hell. But in WA, any words from jurors other than "guilty" or "not guilty" are closely guarded by the State Government.

sandalwood oil

Patent for potent perfume

Monday, 28 June 2010

Move over Spice Girls.

SspiSsy, SauSsy and SaSsy are about to take on the spicy world of perfume oil following the discovery at UWA of the genes for synthesis of sandalwood oil.

A/Professor Manfred Beilharz (front) with (from left) Mutsa Madondo, Kathryn Pel

Cold and flu pill closer to the counter

Monday, 28 June 2010

A phase two clinical trial of a potential cold and flu treatment has proved interferon alphas to have a significant effect on preventing and moderating winter flu. 

Dick Mizerski with two of his Muslim students, Sharifah Fatimah Syed-Ahmad (fron

Go online for new rules from ancient laws

Monday, 28 June 2010

The internet is changing the way the ancient religion of Islam is being practised.

Eugene Lim - Photo by Jarrad Seng

Increasing the impact of the Force

Monday, 28 June 2010

While the rest of the world is engrossed in soccer, a UWA Masters student is already focusing on next season's rugby. 

Itsara in the kitchen

“Want a job in my lab? Can you cook?”

Monday, 14 June 2010

How many chefs can tell you that sticky rice is deficient in the gene for granule bound starch synthase? Or that germinating bean sprouts are busy converting fat to sugar through the glyoxylate cycle?

Itsara Pracharoenwattana can.

Andrew Chubb, Thomas Williams and Liyong Wang

Having fun with the language wins top spots

Monday, 14 June 2010

Two UWA students are the ‘golden boys' of a national Mandarin-speaking competition.

Monitoring seagrass decomposition at Geograph Bay

Simple but expensive solution to Busselton’s smelly seaweed

Monday, 14 June 2010

Stinking mountains of rotting seagrass have made life miserable for hundreds of Busselton residents for many years.

UWA research has found the solution is to replace three groynes.

Eric Knight, Scott Draper, Michael Molinari, Travers McLeod and Laith Tapper

A huge challenge to help the smallest babies.

Monday, 14 June 2010

After winning a Rhodes Scholarship and enduring the successful struggle for life by his premature baby daughter, Scott Draper is about to take another huge challenge.

Pinjarra science teacher Heath Dullard with year 8 students

Thinking hard makes learning easier

Monday, 31 May 2010

A partnership with UWA’s Graduate School of Education has turned a modest rural high school into a high achieving institution.