Sandpiper copyright MPIO Bart Kempenaers

Beauty sleep the last thing on a male sandpiper's mind

Friday, 10 August 2012

Birds that breed successfully in continuous Arctic daylight may challenge the view that decreased performance is a universal outcome of sleep loss.

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How would you like to earn a $20 voucher?

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Want to earn an easy $20 Woolworths voucher? Information Services is currently undertaking a review of our website and we’d like to invite students to help us test out its current design and usability. This is the first of many steps in improving our website which was launched in October 2011 so we can make it better for YOU.

Associate Professor Alison Reid

Skilled migrants risk depression in low-paid jobs

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Skilled migrants who can't find jobs that use their education and qualifications are more likely to suffer mental health problems after three and a half years of arriving in Australia, according to a new study led by a researcher from The University of Western Australia.

One chromosome key to combatting global food threat

Monday, 6 August 2012

World food security is threatened by the spread of a serious wheat disease - and scientists at The University of Western Australia are leading an international team aiming to breed wheat that is resistant to the culprit - Fusarium crown rot (FCR).

Dr Craig Grove (left) and Dr Jens Zinke drilling coral samples

Ancient coral reefs at risk from deforestation and land use practices

Friday, 3 August 2012

A team of international scientists, including a researcher from The University of Western Australia, has found that soil erosion, land degradation and climate change pose a mounting threat to coastal reefs and their ecosystems in the western Indian Ocean.

Lauren Hollier with Dean of Graduate Research School Alan Dench

UWA psychology researcher to face national uni challenge

Friday, 3 August 2012

A PhD psychology student who is investigating why boys develop language at a slower rate than girls will represent The University of Western Australia in the 2012 Trans-Tasman Three Minute Thesis challenge.

Mr John Upton

Family hopes for cure for debilitating Parkinson's disease

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

A gift of $20,000 from a sufferer of Parkinson's disease who died recently will help researchers in their quest to find a cure, the patient's family hope.

Winthrop Professor Malcolm McCulloch

Coral reef expert awarded Australia's leading Fellowship

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Premier's Fellow and research leader at The University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute and School of Earth and Environment, Winthrop Professor Malcolm McCulloch, has been awarded Australia's most prestigious research fellowship.

Restoration can't make up for loss of good quality bushland

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Up to a billion hectares of land are likely to be cleared to feed the world and an area the size of China will probably be covered by cities within 50 years, according to concerned environmental scientists.

Breast cancer, autism and natural gas research put scientists on Eureka shortlist

Friday, 27 July 2012

A microscope-in-a-needle to detect breast cancer and investigations into autism and the sustainable processing and use of natural gas are three projects at The University of Western Australia that have earned researchers a place on the shortlist of the Australian Museum's annual Eureka Prizes - the most prestigious prizes in Australian science.