UWA scientists scoop finals

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Scientists from The University of Western Australia are the three finalists in the 2011 WA Scientist of the Year Awards.

Susan Melo de Howard shows John Dodson the Bible in which the leaves were found

Mysteries of the Bible solved by science

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Three little leaves found in a 450-year-old Bible have brought together UWA alumni from around the world to solve a puzzle.

MJ Ong and trainer Liliana Balaguera

Cycle Study might stop diabetes cycle

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

A study to see if exercise can help prevent pregnant women from developing gestational diabetes has become very personal for research co-ordinator and PhD candidate MJ Ong.

UWA leads in research funding

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

The University of Western Australia cemented its place as the state's leading research institution with the announcement of a total of $16.6 million in Federal Government grants awarded by the Australian Research Council.

The primitive hagfish

Study finds hagfish use slime to choke predators

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

A new study has found the primitive hagfish, also known as a "snot eel" can defend itself by releasing a noxious slime that chokes would-be predators.

Christian Nansen in Niger, inspecting a pearl millet spike for millet head miner

UWA appointment to boost entomology and research

Monday, 31 October 2011

Christian Nansen has been appointed Associate Professor in Applied Entomology to join researchers at The University of Western Australia (UWA) Institute of Agriculture (IOA) in a fight to ‘beat the bugs’.

The new position, effective from January, 2012, is a joint initiative between the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and The University of Western Australia, and will benefit grain growers locally and nationally.

Rhodymenia sonderi

Ocean flora retreating to the brink

Friday, 28 October 2011

A new study has found that the warming ocean climate is causing seaweed communities, on which fauna survive, to retreat to the brink of the continent and possibly extinction.

Professor Alan Robson and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

Royal visit for new mining exploration technology

Thursday, 27 October 2011

His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh visited The University of Western Australia today to inspect the progress on the development of advanced aerial mining exploration technology with the potential to discover minerals in new locations.

Ryan Kempster (Photo: Channing Egeberg)

OI experts oppose shark cull plan

Thursday, 27 October 2011

In response to calls for a shark cull following the recent fatalities in WA waters, Ryan Kempster, a marine neuroecologist from The UWA Oceans Institute, has written an article in The Conversation condemning the plan.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard talks to a student at UWA

PM praises high standard of UWA geology research

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

The high standard of research by geology students at The University of Western Australia has won praise from Prime Minister Julia Gillard during a visit to the Crawley campus to launch a new $31 million international mining centre.