Hayden Walker and Dr Estelle Giraud with DNA sequencer

Life on earth to benefit from super-fast DNA sequencer

Friday, 14 October 2011

Imagine capturing the entire human genome in a single day, for a few thousand dollars.

Pink light for cancer research

Monday, 10 October 2011

The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Hall is pink for a week to mark the official launch of the National Breast Cancer Foundation's annual Pink Ribbon Month.

UWA Winthrop Professor Neil Turner (3rd from right) receives his Dunhuang Award

No turning back on UWA relationship with China

Friday, 7 October 2011

Winthrop Professor Neil Turner, from The University of Western Australia Institute of Agriculture, has received the prestigious Dunhuang Award from the Gansu People’s Provincial Government as part of the 62nd anniversary of the foundation of the People’s Republic of China.

Darren Glass is mentored by UWA Professor Fiona Wood

Footballers and academics are unlikely but successful MATES

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

The AFL grand final last weekend had most of the country thinking and talking about football.

But would anyone have been wondering what the iconic Australian sport had to do with open heart surgery, firing a taser or making pasta? Probably not.

Traffic emission linked to low birth weight

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Traffic emissions have been linked to reduced fetal growth in a study led by Researchers at The University of Western Australia and its affiliate The Telethon Institute for Child Health Research.

UWA joins global supercomputing ranks

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Australia moves a step closer to the top ranks of global supercomputing with The University of Western Australia's purchase of the "Fornax" supercomputer, allowing scientists to explore new vistas of high-powered data-intensive research.

Pink Lady

Eat apples for a healthy heart

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

An apple a day keeps the doctor away - and researchers at The University of Western Australia (UWA) and the Department of Agriculture and Food are closer to understanding exactly why.

Professor Phil Hancock

New project to ensure excellence in accounting standards

Monday, 3 October 2011

A project led by UWA Business School Professor Phil Hancock has received a $183,000 Innovation and Development Grant from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC).

Ryan Kempster (Photo: Krys Haq)

OI shark researcher talks his way into international final

Friday, 30 September 2011

Congratulations to Ryan Kempster, who made it into the final round of the international Three Minute Thesis competition held at the Octagon Theatre at UWA on 29 September.

Eating vegetables reduces some colorectal cancers

Monday, 26 September 2011

The effects of fruit and vegetable consumption on colorectal cancer (CRC) appear to differ by site of origin, according to a new study published in the October issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.