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.

100-year-old lock of hair rewrites early Aboriginal history

Friday, 23 September 2011

A 100-year-old lock of hair from a West Australian Aboriginal man has led to a discovery that Aboriginal Australians are directly descended from the first people to leave Africa more than 70,000 years ago.

Fire report published, feedback session September 29

Thursday, 22 September 2011

The Final Report on the February 2011 Fires in Roleystone, Kelmscott and Red Hill Research Project, conducted by Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre researchers at The University of Western Australia for the Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia (FESA) was published today.

Chelsea Fancote

Saltbush leaves sheep less browned off

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Feeding saltbush, a native shrub used to revegetate areas of dryland salinity, to sheep can provide a good dietary source of Vitamin E, which can then help reduce the unsightly browning of meat that can occur if animals are deficient in Vitamin E.

Xixi Li

A touch of the tar bush

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

A Chinese PhD candidate at The University of Western Australia, Xixi Li, is taking a tar bush to reducing controversial agricultural green house gas emissions.

The Allergy Epidemic:  A Mystery of Modern Life

Analysing the allergy epidemic

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

A recent epidemic of potentially life-threatening food allergies is affecting one in 10 Australian infants, according to a new book by Winthrop Professor Susan Prescott from The University of Western Australia.

Joint recipient of the 2011 Mike Carroll Travelling Fellowship, Chelsea Fancote

UWA PhD student 'sheepish' about saltbush

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Feeding saltbush, a native shrub used to revegetate areas of dryland salinity, to sheep can provide a good dietary source of Vitamin E, which can then help reduce the unsightly browning of meat that can occur if animals are deficient in Vitamin E.

Professor Carlos M. Duarte (left) & ICES Awards Committee Chairman Edward Houde

UWA oceans expert wins top international award

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

A leading world marine research body has awarded its highest honour to the head of the Oceans Institute at The University of Western Australia.

450 WA participants help global study find new links to schizophrenia risk

Monday, 19 September 2011

A global collaboration that included 450 West Australian participants and researchers from The University of Western Australia in the world's biggest schizophrenia study has found new DNA links to bipolar disorder.