Western Australia's premier adult medical research
institute, the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, has officially
opened its doors with Prime Minister Tony Abbott launching the state-of-the-art
research facility in Perth today.
Australian astronomers have shown galaxies in the vast empty regions of the Universe are actually aligned into delicate strings in research published today in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
An engineering researcher from The University of Western Australia has won an Australian Government science and innovation award for young people in agriculture to develop an intelligent sensor which will help detect water stress in grapevines in real time.
A joint research project between The University of Western Australia and the oil and gas industry which has improved the design of offshore oil and gas pipelines and attracted international interest has won the 2014 AIRG Medal for Australasian Major Industry Technological Innovation.
It has been estimated that the risk of working rotating shifts approaches that of smoking one pack of cigarettes per day. Other issues include problems with sleeping and the social toll, with higher rates of substance abuse and depression.
Researchers from The University of Western Australia have established the first Critical Zone Observatory in the southern hemisphere joining an international think tank to learn more about the earth's outer skin.
The wellbeing of aquatic fauna in the Helena River, which originates on the Darling Scarp and flows into the upper Swan at Guildford, is being monitored by fish ecologists at The University of Western Australia's Albany-based Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management.
A new and emerging field in medicine - which involves the study of a group of proteins known as Interferons - could help unlock therapies for a range of diseases, according to a researcher who has recently won a grant to study the role of Interferons in childhood asthma.