Heart-stopping shark movie selected for international film festival

Monday, 19 March 2012

An eye-catching film made by ocean researcher Ryan Kempster from The University of Western Australia on the unique survival skills of bamboo sharks has been selected to be shown at a prestigious US film festival.

Structure on cells

Synchrotron shines light on cancer proteins

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Researchers at The University of Western Australia and the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) have revealed a ground-breaking new molecular structure formed by two human proteins involved in turning genes on and off in cancer.

Honorary degree for former Premier

Monday, 12 March 2012

Former Western Australian Premier Dr Geoff Gallop is one of several people whose contributions to society will be recognised at The University of Western Australia during its autumn series of graduations for 3,471 students.

Winthrop Professor Arun Dharmarajan

Putting heads together to cure killer brain tumours

Monday, 12 March 2012

In a world first, Indian and Australian medical scientists are attacking lethal brain tumour stem cells with a naturally occurring protein in a bid to cure an aggressive form of cancer that kills within weeks or months.

Photo:  Ben Miller, Kings Park and Botanic Garden

Plant scientists unlock fire and witchcraft secrets

Friday, 9 March 2012

Witchweeds suck the juices from their host plant while other plants sprout after bushfires and reproduce.  Now a coven of researchers at The University of Western Australia has unlocked the secret of the dark arts that could help to bring the dormant back to life.

Credit:  David Wachenfeld (Triggerfish Images)

Sawfish: there's biological wi-fi in their weapon

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Research carried out by The University of Western Australia in an international collaboration for an aquarium fish collector based in Cairns has uncovered that, contrary to previous assumptions, a sawfish's saw can actually sense electric fields to locate and attack prey.

Architectural dreams in augmented reality

Monday, 5 March 2012

Imagine walking inside a beautiful cathedral that exists only in virtual space or inspecting a 3D display home from every angle on a smart phone or digital tablet in the comfort of your home or office.

Bhutan doctors boost cancer knowledge

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Two doctors from the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan are visiting Perth to further their knowledge of cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Winthrop Professor Stephen Powles

Leading crop scientist warns against herbicide overuse

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Overuse of the herbicide glyphosate (Roundup) has caused US crops to become infested with glyphosate-resistant weeds - and a world-leading researcher at The University of Western Australia is fighting to prevent similar outcomes here.

Kimberley reefs

Kimberley study to research life at the extreme

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

A region with some of the world's highest tides and extreme ocean conditions will help researchers at The University of Western Australia better understand the impacts of large physical disturbances and climate change on coastal ecosystems.