UWA finalists dominate WA Science Awards

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

The final round of judging for the state's annual WA Science Awards will again be dominated by researchers and projects from The University of Western Australia.

Four of the most highly fished species and sea temperatures along WA coast

60 million years in the making and in need of protection

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

More marine sanctuaries are the best way to protect Western Australia's unique marine biodiversity, according to an international collaboration led by The University of Western Australia.

Changes to fines for overdue items

Monday, 13 August 2012

Make sure you familiarise yourself with the new fines system for high demand items. These changes are being made to ensure everyone has timely and equitable access to high use materials and to simplify the fines system.

What are the changes?

Busselton people help type 2 diabetes world research

Friday, 10 August 2012

Busselton residents and researchers from The University of Western Australia have contributed to a worldwide scientific collaboration that has identified new genetic links in the quest to map the biological pathways that cause diabetes.

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.