Medical microbiologist Professor Tim Inglis has been awarded US$100,000 (A$138,160) by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a screening test that will detect antibiotic resistance and ensure the right antibiotics can be prescribed.
Growing maize with faba bean enhances ecosystem productivity and has important implications for developing sustainable agriculture, according to research at China Agricultural University, Beijing and The University of Western Australia.
The breakthrough research, recently published in the prestigious journal PNAS, revealed that when faba bean and maize are intercropped, root interactions between the two species boosted faba bean biomass and grain by a staggering 35% and 61%, respectively.
Associate Director of the Marshall Centre Assoc Prof Charlene Kahler made the news this week, speaking out about lifesaving vaccines. The UWA researcher specialising in meningococcal disease is backing calls for a government-funded vaccine against the B strain.
The West Australian is following the story of two-year-old Robbie Buchan who lost his hands and feet after developing the disease when he was aged just five months of age.
The 2008 deregulation of the Australian wheat export market did not induce a permanent change in wheat prices, according to a study published by agricultural economists at The University of Western Australia.
Mr Reece Curwen conducted the study as part of his Honours degree at UWA and was supervised by Dr Amin Mugera and Associate Professor Ben White from UWA’s School of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Institute of Agriculture.
The University of Western Australia’s Professor Richard Hobbs has been recognised for his exceptional contribution to the field of ecology with Honorary Membership of the prestigious Ecological Society of America.
Research carried out by The University of Western Australia, the Australian Institute of Marine Science and the Department of Parks and Wildlife has found new evidence that there is an impact from artificial light on the survival of wild sea turtle hatchlings.