University News


Study reveals how plants solve problems

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

A new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia has provided a unique insight into how the same protein plays different roles in plant and animal cells.

Orectolobus maculatus

Shark eye research gives insight into ocean health

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

New research on how sharks see may help explain the relationship between other aquatic life and their environments and provide a benchmark for the health of our oceans.

UWA leads WA science award finalists

Friday, 5 November 2010

The list of finalists in the Western Australian Science Awards has again been dominated by researchers and projects from The University of Western Australia.

Ocean researchers to assess cyclone impacts

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Tropical cyclones are a major hazard for the State's offshore gas and oil industry, much of which is based in the waters off WA's north-west coast.

Tunnel vision works for climate ready cereals

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Despite climate change and variability across Australia’s grainbelt, with increased ambient carbon dioxide (CO2) and temperature and reduced rainfall, very little attention has been paid to the interactive effects of high temperature, CO2  and soil moisture on crop growth and yield.

Associate Professor David Coward and Dr Myrtille Laas-Bourez

Robotic telescope swings into action for cosmic explosion

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Just 215 seconds after receiving an alert from a NASA satellite and with no direct human involvement, the Zadko telescope was the first in the world to turn its gaze on the light coming from a powerful explosion billions of light years away.

Kimberley doctor using ipad in emedicine

New apps for speedy patient care in remote WA

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Patient care - particularly in remote areas - will be faster and more efficient thanks to the launch of iPhone and iPad versions of world-renowned clinical software developed at The University of Western Australia.

WA's underwater oil and gas technology in the spotlight

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Cutting-edge technology being used to help pave the way for Australia's largest resource projects will be in the spotlight at a symposium at The University of Western Australia starting on Monday.

Traffic fumes can trigger asthma in very young children

Monday, 1 November 2010

Children aged four and under are most at risk of asthma attacks from traffic-related air pollution, according to a researcher at The University of Western Australia.

Tony Phan in his lab with Head of School Andrew Smith and Marisa de Pinho

Global partners get their teeth into stem cell research

Monday, 1 November 2010

Stem cell research will be a focus of Australia's first international translational dental science research program, based at UWA.