Professor Peter Davies

UWA joins United Nations Sustainable Development Network

Monday, 12 December 2016

The University of Western Australia has joined the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network to help tackle some of the world’s most pressing environmental, social and economic problems. 

Smart plants learn new habits

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

A new study led by The University of Western Australia has demonstrated for the first time that plants can learn about their environment by making links between events, an ability thought to be exclusive to animals.

Premature birth research

Success for premature birth prevention program

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

A preterm birth prevention program led by The University of Western Australia has had success in reducing the rate of early birth in Western Australia.

Barry Marshall

UWA Nobel Laureate develops drug to prevent food allergies

Thursday, 24 November 2016

A new drug which “fine tunes” the immune system is being developed to help prevent asthma and allergies to foods such as peanuts and shellfish.

David Coward

UWA Zadko Telescope helps reconstruct 'Barbarian' asteroids

Thursday, 24 November 2016

The University of Western Australia’s Zadko Telescope has been used by an international team to reconstruct the shape of a rare ‘Barbarian’ asteroid (space rock).

Prof Dave Edwards and team assemble the Brassica Pangenome

Breakthrough in genetics advances Brassica crop improvement

Friday, 11 November 2016

An international team of researchers led by The University of Western Australia have made a major breakthrough in understanding the important crop plant Brassica oleracea.

The research, published today in the leading journal Nature Communications has implications for breeding crops with improved nutritional benefits and disease resistance.

Crystal meth

Most meth users too embarrassed to seek treatment

Monday, 31 October 2016

The biggest barriers to methamphetamine users seeking treatment are embarrassment or stigma, belief that help is not needed, preferring to withdraw without help and privacy concerns, according to a new study.

Dinosaur brain

Fossilised dinosaur brain tissue identified for the first time

Friday, 28 October 2016

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have helped British scientists confirm that an unassuming brown pebble, found more than a decade ago by a fossil hunter in Sussex, is the first example of fossilised brain tissue from a dinosaur.

Frog

Hopping genes provide clue to frog's origin

Monday, 24 October 2016

An international team of researchers have decoded the genetic sequence of the African clawed frog, an important model system for cell and developmental biology, and immunology.

Astrophysicists map the Milky Way

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Scientists have created a detailed map of the Milky Way using two of the world’s largest fully steerable radio telescopes in Germany and Australia.