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Deep-sea secrets of the cryptic Perth Canyon unveiled

Friday, 13 March 2015

Scientists have just completed a successful two-week mission unlocking the secrets of Perth Canyon, a deep ocean gorge the size of the USA’s Grand Canyon. During this time, they discovered unusual deep-sea communities as well as an autonomous ocean glider that was lost for two years.

Nang Nge Nge Phoo

Scholarship to improve Myanmar health care

Friday, 13 March 2015

Myanmar post-graduate student Nang Nge Nge Phoo has arrived in Perth to begin her studies in Public Health at The University of Western Australia as the inaugural Woodside Myanmar Postgraduate Scholarship.

Dr Angus Turner and patient Sharon Hume from Leonora

40Under40 winner helping outback Australia to see

Thursday, 12 March 2015

An ophthalmologist who graduated from The University of Western Australia and founded Lions Outback Vision was last night named First Amongst Equals in the 2015 40Under40 Awards.

How does wheat respond to climate change?

Monday, 9 March 2015

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and CSIRO have made a breakthrough in understanding how wheat crops are likely to respond to potential future climate scenarios.

Breakthrough study advances understanding of borderline thyroid condition

Monday, 9 March 2015

Thyroid hormones are essential for childhood development and adult health, and thyroid disease affects up to 10 per cent of people in the world - yet we are only now beginning to understand the genetic architecture of thyroid levels.

Professor Paul Flatau

Making a difference: How do you measure social impact?

Friday, 6 March 2015

The UWA Business School Centre for Social Impact (UWA CSI) and Bankwest Foundation have partnered to produce a long-term series of research projects that will transform the way that social impact is assessed in the WA community sector.

Joseph Carpini

Study seeks to sharpen surgery systems

Friday, 27 February 2015

Communication and coordination are important aspects of any workplace - but arguably more important in operating theatres than anywhere else, according to Professor Sharon Parker from The University of Western Australia's Business School.

Adjunct Associate Professor Nikolajs Zeps

Genomic sequence reveals new treatment options for pancreatic cancer

Friday, 27 February 2015

An international project assisted by researchers from The University of Western Australia has offered new hope to patients with pancreatic cancer.

Depth of plastic pollution in oceans revealed

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Wind and waves can mix buoyant ocean plastics throughout the water column, but most of their mass remains at the sea surface, according to research led by The University of Western Australia.

Bio-designed street layouts

Bio-inspired computer model that can design street layouts

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Researchers at the Planning and Transport Research Centre (PATREC) at The University of Western Australia have created a biologically inspired computer model that can autonomously design urban residential layouts without human assistance.