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SNAP Service Retirement

Friday, 15 June 2012

UWA’s SNAP service will finally be put to rest during June.

SNAP was designed in-house by UWA staff over ten years ago to provide the University with its original wireless and VPN services. At the time it was at the leading edge of technology and security. Like many such systems, however, it was not designed to scale to meet the expansion of wireless and remote access brought about through mobile computing, nor to meet the security requirements of the University in the more aggressive global internet environment. 

Associate Professor M Piggott and PhD student Michael Gandy

Taking the party out of ecstasy - a strategy for new Parkinson's disease drugs?

Thursday, 14 June 2012

The illicit drug ‘ecstasy' is strongly associated with rave culture, but can a drug that makes people want to dance be used to develop medicines that curb involuntary movements in Parkinson's disease? A team led by a medicinal chemist at The University of Western Australia thinks it may be possible.

Professor Peter Quinn

Starry celebration for Square Kilometre Array

Monday, 11 June 2012

His Excellency, Malcolm McCusker, Governor of Western Australia, and Mrs Tonya McCusker, Federal and State Ministers, astronomers and other scientists were among the guests celebrating Australia's share in the $2 billion international radio telescope project, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).

Acute lack of skilled marine researchers: expert

Monday, 11 June 2012

Australian marine science suffers from acute skills shortages, according to one of Australia's leading marine scientists.