Head blight in wheat

Toxin profile revealed in first study of 2003 WA outbreak of head blight in wheat

Friday, 25 May 2012

Plant pathologists and chemists from The University of Western Australia, in collaboration with the CSIRO Plant Industry in Brisbane and the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia, have identified the mycotoxin profile associated with an isolated outbreak of Fusarium head blight (FHB) in south-western Australia in 2003.  The findings highlight the ongoing potential threat to WA crops.

Dr Anna Johansson (left) and Laboratory Head Professor Ruth Ganss

Cancer treatment discovery opens tumours to immune cells

Friday, 25 May 2012

Scientists at the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) have made exciting progress in their quest to help patients fight cancer using the body's own immune system.

Winthrop Professor Colin MacLeod

UWA leads world in new approach to treating emotional disorders

Friday, 25 May 2012

A new approach to preventing and treating anxiety and depression may be used to improve the emotional health of fly-in fly-out workers and people living in bushfire-prone areas.

Ocean of opportunities to understand eye function

Monday, 21 May 2012

The oceans are filled with exquisite examples of how different animals' eyes use light for survival - and knowing how these eyes work is useful for understanding and even improving human vision.

Photographer: Rachel Sussman

Warming may lead to functional extinction of Mediterranean seagrass meadows mid-century

Monday, 21 May 2012

A study involving the collaboration between researchers at The University of Western Australia and the Spanish National Research Council has shown that warming of Mediterranean seawater over this century, under a moderately optimistic scenario of greenhouse gas emissions, is likely to cause the functional extinction of these seagrass meadows.

Photographer: Rachel Sussman

New global study: seagrasses can store as much carbon as forests

Monday, 21 May 2012

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have contributed to the first global analysis of carbon stored in seagrasses which shows they can hold as much carbon as the world's temperate and tropical forests.

Student with laptop

New service simplifies Internet access for UWA’s visitors

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Information Services has launched a new service which quickly and simply provides temporary Internet access to UWA’s short-term guests and conference attendees.

The new service – UnifiGuest – is easy to use, requires no paperwork, provisions access immediately or from a scheduled date, and can be easily administered within your own business unit.

Top British soil scientist joins UWA

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

A leading UK scientist who helped map the bacterial ecosystems of British soil in a world-first study will join The University of Western Australia to lead an expert team in soil rehabilitation research.

Anthony Lamb

UWA graduates receive Gates Cambridge scholarships

Friday, 11 May 2012

Two graduates from The University of Western Australia were among just six Australians to receive 2012 Gates Cambridge scholarships.

New Pathology Laboratory

New step forward in cancer care

Thursday, 10 May 2012

The University of Western Australia has unveiled a major step forward in cancer care for Western Australians with the opening of the State's first laboratory to translate new scientific discoveries based on the latest research in cancer biology into new advanced pathology tests.