WA's incredible underground orchid

Monday, 7 February 2011

Rhizanthella gardneri is a cute, quirky and critically endangered orchid that lives all its life underground.  It even blooms underground, making it virtually unique amongst plants.

Winthrop Professor Matthew Knuimanat the Department of Health awards

UWA state's top public health research university

Friday, 4 February 2011

The School of Population Health played a major part in UWA being recognised as the top West Australian university in public health and health services research.

array of ‘hot plates’ measure effects of rising water temperature

‘Hot plate’ technology to assist research into ocean warming

Thursday, 3 February 2011

A team involving scientists from the Oceans Institute at The University of Western Australia has devised a unique way of studying the effects of ocean warming on marine life.

Bernard Salt

WA Needs ‘Pilbara Shift’: Bernard Salt

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Ahead of his speech at The University of Western Australia Business School's Breakfast by the Bay series in mid-February, demographer Bernard Salt has called for significant population growth in Western Australia's northwest.

New state genome research equipment ready for use

Monday, 31 January 2011

Faster, cheaper and more effective clinical research and diagnosis of a wide range of genetic diseases including neuromuscular disorders and cancers will be available to Western Australians after the commissioning of new state-of-the-art gene sequencing equipment.

UWA people named in Australia Day Honours

Friday, 28 January 2011

The awarding of Australia Day Honours to three academics was further recognition of the contribution The University of Western Australia made to its community, according to UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson.

Faster, cheaper, better research and diagnostic equipment

Thursday, 27 January 2011

State-of-the-art technology that will provide rapid, relatively low-cost and accurate genome information previously unavailable in WA will be launched at Royal Perth Hospital on Monday 31 January.

Autistic children lack visual skills for independence

Monday, 24 January 2011

The ability to find shoes in the bedroom, apples in a supermarket, or a favourite animal at the zoo is impaired among children with autism, according to new research led by Dr Liz Pellicano, from The University of Western Australia's School of Psychology and London's Institute of Education.

Artist impression courtesy Dr Shixue Hu

South-West China fossil trove reveals lost underwater world

Monday, 24 January 2011

A recently discovered fossil trove in south-west China has thrown new light on an ecosystem recovery after the severest mass extinction of life on Earth that wiped out 96 per cent of marine species and 70 per cent of land life.

Leeuwin current hots up in 'La Nina' year

Thursday, 20 January 2011

The La Nina phenomenon responsible for the devastating Queensland floods is also affecting Western Australia and will continue to do so until at least middle of 2011, according to a leading researcher at the Oceans Institute at The University of Western Australia.