Unexpected discoveries about 40 year-old Apollo lunar dust experiments

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Unexpected facts have been discovered that change long-accepted interpretations of two of three lunar dust experiments carried out during the Apollo moon missions.

Zoja Vukmanovic with Mines and Petroleum Minister Norman Moore

Boost to UWA minerals and energy research

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

The Minerals and Energy Research Institute of Western Australia (MERIWA) has highlighted the importance of three PhD research projects at The University of Western Australia.

Image by Lara McKenzie, The University of Western Australia, used with permissio

Amino acids give wheat better chance of surviving floods

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

What do liver cells have in common with wheat seedlings? The University of Western Australia's PhD student Rachel Shingaki-Wells has found that both cope with oxygen starvation better when fed three amino acids: glycine, serine and alanine.

Cellular trash turns out to be treasure

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Researchers at The University of Western Australia in collaboration with scientists at CSIRO Plant Industry have made a discovery that will change the way scientists look at the role of respiration in regulating plant responses to disease.

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A little lupin improves the bread of life

Monday, 13 June 2011

We can lower our risk of heart disease significantly, just by using flour containing 40 per cent lupin beans in the place of conventional wholemeal flour, according to research by Victoria University dietitian Dr Regina Belski and colleagues from The University of Western Australia.

What sawfish really do with their saw

Monday, 13 June 2011

Scientists thought that sawfish used their saw to probe the seabed for food.  But a Cairns researcher has found that these large (5 metres or more) and endangered fish actually use the saw to locate and dismember free-swimming fish.

Workshop to create links to save desert ecology

Friday, 10 June 2011

A workshop to increase awareness of the significance of native plants and wildlife in Western Australia's arid zone will be held at The University of Western Australia.

Professor Carlos Duarte aboard the Hesperides

Catalyst marine special

Friday, 10 June 2011

In a special ocean science series on the ABC Catalyst program Dr Graham Phillips features Professor Carlos Duarte, Director of The University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute, who is leading a modern day voyage to recreate the path sailed by Spanish navigator Alejandro Malaspina more then 200 years ago.

End native versus alien wars: Expert

Thursday, 9 June 2011

It is time to drop the alien versus native species dichotomy in conservation, according to a group of eminent scientists concerned with the restoration of ecosystems around the world. 

Dr Hilde Tubex

Outstanding researcher takes up a prestigious ARC Future Fellowship with Crime Research Centre

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Dr Hilde Tubex will take up her recently awarded Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship in the Faculty of Law’s Crime Research Centre on 1st August.