Salinity: latest buzzword on Ross River virus

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Spreading dryland salinity significantly affects WA's agriculture and the environment and may also impact on human health, due to a mosquito responsible for transmitting Ross River Virus (RRV). 

Families can battle the bulge together, says UWA researcher

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

After five years, a longitudinal study into childhood obesity involving more than 400 families and led by chief investigator Dr Susan Byrne at The University of Western Australia's School of Psychology and the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research is showing an important trend - and raising a difficult question.

UWA Institute of Agriculture showcases postgrads

Monday, 16 June 2008

Frontiers in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management were the themes for eight presentations by postgraduate research students from the four schools within the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (FNAS), The University of Western Australia (UWA).

Yesterday, at the opening of the 2008 UWA Institute of Agriculture Postgraduate Showcase, Professor Don Markwell, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Education, said UWA was deeply committed to fostering research and the event highlighted recent developments and brought together staff, students, industry and potential employers.

UWA Institute of Agriculture showcases post-grads

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Frontiers in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management were the themes for eight presentations by postgraduate research students from the four schools within the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (FNAS), The University of Western Australia (UWA). 

Micro drug factories and other UWA research awarded

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Re-engineering bacteria into microscopic drug factories and examining factors related to cancer in children are just two of The University of Western Australia's projects to attract State Government funding.

Micro-CT image of the embryo with higlighted juvenile components.

Sir David Attenborough honoured by fishy find

Saturday, 31 May 2008

A well preserved embryo has been discovered inside a fossilised fish some 380-million years old from Gogo, in the Kimberley district of Western Australia. This is the oldest example of live birth known amongst the vertebrates.

UWA researcher helps discover world's oldest mother

Thursday, 29 May 2008

A researcher from The University of Western Australia was part of a team who discovered the fossilised remains of the planet's oldest mother - a now extinct 25cm long placoderm fish in the process of giving birth, with the 6cm embryo and umbilical cord intact. 

Engineering soil quality indicators

Thursday, 29 May 2008

Resource economics, using mathematical models and numbers to investigate farming and environmental problems, could provide a simple procedure for summarising multiple physical, biochemical and biological parameters into a single soil quality index.

Engineering soil quality indicators

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Resource economics, using mathematical models and numbers to investigate farming and environmental problems, could provide a simple procedure for summarising multiple physical, biochemical and biological parameters into a single soil quality index. 

UWA researchers link new gene to osteoporosis

Friday, 23 May 2008

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have located a new gene that may help predict who will develop osteoporosis in later life.