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.
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.
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.
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.
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.