Professor Harvey Millar

UWA researchers among world's most influential plant scientists

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Three UWA plant researchers – Professor Harvey Millar, Professor Steve Smith and Professor Jim Whelan – have been included in a list of highly cited plant scientists.

Crowd at a rock concert

Did you hear? Tinnitus may be curable

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Beethoven suffered from it. Soldiers are more likely to get it than any other group. And rock concerts and iPods could cause it.

Dr Myrtille Laas-Bourez and and John Moore with the Zadko telescope

Gingin telescope first to zoom in on cosmic explosion

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Just 215 seconds after receiving an alert from a NASA satellite and with no direct human involvement, the Zadko telescope near Gingin was the first in the world to turn its gaze to the light coming from a powerful explosion billions of light years away.

Globular Cluster Omega Centauri

Kenji's research provides a new insight into star clusters

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Globular clusters are densely populated masses of stars, usually found orbiting the centres of galaxies. These objects can contain hundreds of thousands of stars and until now those found in our galaxy were thought to contain stars that formed in a single “burst” event around 10 billion years ago.

Tea tree oil research group

Tea tree oil may help skin cancer patients

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Tea tree oil may be used in future as a fast, cheap, safe and effective treatment for non-melanoma skin cancers and pre-cancerous lesions, according to UWA researchers.

Tiago Tomaz

Surfer scientist investigates key to plant vitamin C levels

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Promising young UWA researcher and avid surfer Tiago Tomaz has recently published the discovery that removing a protein called mitochondrial malate dehydrogenase (mMDH) from plant leaves can increase levels of vitamin C and have large effects on plant growth.

Asics’ Arata Ikeda presenting UWA’s Louise Naylor with her award

Louise’s paper on exercise and cardiovascular health is a winner

Thursday, 17 February 2011

University of Western Australia researcher Louise Naylor (School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health) has won a Sports Medicine Australia award for her research on the direct effect of exercise on vascular health.

The new purpose built child-size treadmill

Fundraiser benefits Unigym kids

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Winthrop Professor Tony O’Donnell, Dean of the Faculties of Science, would like to thank everyone who supported the Science Futures Foundation during the 2010 Annual Fund.

Perth to Host Liveable Cities Conference

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

UWA Business School
This September, the city of Perth will host the New Urbanism and Smart Transport 2011 International Conference - Towards Liveable Cities & Better Communities, which aims to find new ways to improve transport systems and planning in urban areas.

Jade-green sap of Sebertia acuminata

Tough plants provide hidden resource for revegetation

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Plants that have evolved biological mechanisms to resist, tolerate or even thrive in toxic metallic environments have enormous potential for use in Australian revegetation science, according to a leading soil scientist at The University of Western Australia.