Professor Gunesh Rajan

"Smart" ear fix trial to begin at Fremantle Hospital

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

In an Australian first, surgeons at Fremantle Hospital and The University of Western Australia believe a new method of repairing perforated ear drums could be a major advance in ear health.

Examples of lupin root systems

Crop root study to boost Australian grain production

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Researchers at The University of Western Australia say that "next frontier" of agricultural science is understanding the root system and function of crop plants to significantly increase Australian grain production, keep farms viable and help continue to feed the world despite the onset of increasing drought and climate change.

Dr Peter Richmond giving a Men B vaccine

New vaccine shows promise to protect against common cause of meningitis

Monday, 7 May 2012

Researchers are an important step closer to finding a vaccine that protects against a wide range of strains of meningococcal B - the most common cause of meningococcal disease in Western Australia.

W/Prof Karol Miller, left, and Assoc/Prof Adam Wittek, right.

Award recognises engineers' pioneering surgery

Friday, 4 May 2012

Two of The University of Western Australia's top mechanical engineers have been recognised by Engineers Australia with the Sir George Julius medal for their ground-breaking research into the use of engineering computations in image-guided surgery.

Galaxy trio Arp 274 Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Livio and the Hubble Heritage Team (ST

theSkyNet set to conquer more of our universe

Friday, 4 May 2012

In its ever-expanding quest to process astronomy data and discover much more of our Universe, theSkyNet has joined forces with the Pan-STARRS1 Science Consortium (PS1SC) to probe other galaxies beyond our own Milky Way.

OneSearch on your mobile

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Using a simplified mobile web interface, the new mobile version of OneSearch allows you to search all of the resources that you would be able to search using your computer— books, eBooks, articles, databases, and other types of resources—directly from your mobile device.

To search OneSearch easily on your mobile device go to

Drought affected trees

'Blue gold' used to measure climate change in trees

Friday, 27 April 2012

A new invention that tells European farmers when their olive groves and wheat crops need water is being used for the first time to find out how Australian trees cope with drought and climate change.

Professor Nigel Laing

WA expert helps lead world diagnosis of rare disorder in new babies

Thursday, 26 April 2012

A Western Australian-based expert in neuromuscular diseases has helped revolutionise the way doctors around the world diagnose muscle dysfunction in newborn babies.

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New service for UWA staff: delivery of books and articles from all Library collections

Thursday, 26 April 2012

On Thursday April 26 Information Services is launching a new service which allows UWA staff to place requests via Get It for books and articles held in print in any of the UWA Library collections. These will be supplied either to your desktop via Get It (in the case of copies) or to your mailbox (in the case of printed books). 

Solution to ancient rock puzzle posited

Thursday, 26 April 2012

A superplume, or massive episode of volcanic eruptions that related to extensive melting of the Earth's mantle, could explain the puzzling reappearance of major iron formations long after the rise in atmospheric oxygen about 2.4 billion years ago, which should have prevented iron forming, according to a study published in Nature today.