A landmark study that found a ‘third wave' of asbestos-related cancer had emerged among home renovators has won the Medical Journal of Australia/Medical Defence Australia National Research Award for the best research article published in the journal in 2011.
A novel approach to the use of multiple databases containing information about individual patients and how they respond to different therapies is helping medical scientists to improve cancer treatments.
More than great food was on the menu when a leading Minister from the People's Republic of China (PRC) met staff from The University of Australia and Madame Wang Yiner, the Republic's Consul General in Perth.
Plant pathologists and chemists from The University of Western Australia, in collaboration with the CSIRO Plant Industry in Brisbane and the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia, have identified the mycotoxin profile associated with an isolated outbreak of Fusarium head blight (FHB) in south-western Australia in 2003. The findings highlight the ongoing potential threat to WA crops.
A study involving the collaboration between researchers at The University of Western Australia and the Spanish National Research Council has shown that warming of Mediterranean seawater over this century, under a moderately optimistic scenario of greenhouse gas emissions, is likely to cause the functional extinction of these seagrass meadows.
Researchers at The University of Western Australia have contributed to the first global analysis of carbon stored in seagrasses which shows they can hold as much carbon as the world's temperate and tropical forests.