Leaf found in the ancient Bible

The secret life of leaves

Monday, 18 April 2011

Leaves found pressed between the pages of a 450-year-old Bible ... and the potential to increase plants' productivity: both present a challenge to Dr Chuck Price.

Dining scraps become a temperature gauge

Monday, 18 April 2011

New techniques applied by UWA scientists suggest that it was not the freezing temperatures of the last glaciation in Central Europe that killed off the species we know as Neanderthals.

Whale of a TV tale .....

Friday, 15 April 2011

The work of a UWA researcher featuring rare pictures of endangered blue whales has featured on national television.

Professor Alan Robson and Professor Rafael Rodrigo

UWA and Spain sign up to collaborate on major research projects

Friday, 15 April 2011

The University of Western Australia and the Spanish National Research Council have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will result in collaboration and PhD positions being offered in four broad areas of research.

His Excellency Mr Jia Qinglin and Centre director Winthrop Professor Dongke Zhan

Chinese national leader visits Centre for Energy

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

One of China’s most senior and influential officials has visited The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Energy as part of an Australian visit to promote bilateral relations.

His Excellency Mr Jia Qinglin, Chairman of the National Political Consultation Council of China visited the UWA Centre for Energy on 6 April 2011.

Dr Dennis Rumley

UWA academic a key adviser to Indian Ocean Group

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

The University of Western Australia's inaugural Professor of Indian Ocean Studies, Dr Dennis Rumley, has been appointed as Australia's representative on the Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group (IORAG) by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Winthrop Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Leon Flicker

Neuroscientists focus on ageing

Thursday, 7 April 2011

The diseases of ageing including Alzheimer's, dementia, stroke and Parkinson's disease will be the focus of the 2011 Symposium of Western Australian Neuroscience to be held on 29 April at The University of Western Australia.

Simone Pettigrew

Consumers Demand Clarity on Food Labelling

Thursday, 7 April 2011

UWA Business School
Nearly all packaged food contains a raft of nutrition information, from ingredients lists and allergy advice, through to levels of energy, fat, salt, carbohydrates, and sugar. Despite this, says Professor Simone Pettigrew, from The University of Western Australia Business School, many people are still confused about what they are really eating.

Kerrie Unsworth

UWA Researchers Ready to GROW

Thursday, 7 April 2011

UWA Business School
This May, The University of Western Australia will host the second meeting of the Greening Organisations and Work (GROW) Network.

The GROW network brings together researchers and academics from various disciplines to ask: How can we encourage individuals to act in more environmentally sustainable ways not only in the home, but also at work?

Phil Burcham, Ferrer Ong and Peter Henry

Breathing in smoke can lead to flu

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Most of the people admitted to hospital after the Kelmscott fires were suffering not from burns, but from smoke inhalation.