Software to boost petroleum geoscience teaching and research

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

The University of Western Australia's strong focus on petroleum geoscience has been enhanced with the donation of state-of-the-art computer software that is used by the petroleum industry during exploration and production of oil and gas. 

Australia's future looks bright with budding young scientists

Friday, 16 May 2008

A science/law student from The University of Western Australia will be one of the first competitors outside the United States to take up the international challenge to be named a BioGENEius and win US$10,000.

Masturbating ostriches a touchy business

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

People say a “bird in the hand is worth two in the bush”, but try masturbating a two metre tall, 120 kilogram male ostrich with powerful legs and toenails and you’ve got a challenge on your hands.

Researchers in the School of Animal Biology at The University of Western Australia (UWA) have achieved a world-first by developing animal and human-friendly methods for semen collection and artificial insemination in ostriches.

Australia's Olympic athletes to benefit from new centre at Sports Park

Friday, 9 May 2008

An internationally recognised high performance sport centre for research, training and graduate sport science education will be developed at The University of Western Australia Sports Park. 

UWA to lodge appeal in landmark intellectual property case

Thursday, 8 May 2008

The University of Western Australia will appeal against the decision of the Hon Justice Robert French in the Federal Court of Australia dismissing the University's claim with respect to inventions it claimed were developed by Dr Bruce Gray while employed by the University.

Are you SAAFE? Student campaign on Sexual Assault Awareness

Thursday, 1 May 2008

A campaign on the danger of sexual assault and how to access help after an attack has been launched by students from The University of Western Australia, after a recent in-house survey found that most students thought they were not at risk.

West welcomes Iranian input to barley breeding

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Quantifying how well cereals, such as barley and wheat, can tolerate drought can be a measure of their true value to dryland agricultural systems, such as those in Western Australia and Iran.

West welcomes Iranian input to barley breeding

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Quantifying how well cereals, such as barley and wheat, can tolerate drought can be a measure of their true value to dryland agricultural systems, such as those in Western Australia and Iran.

Although hemispheres apart, there are similarities and some of these were recently assessed by Iranian PhD scholar Shahab Maddah-Hosseini while in WA on a six month ATSE Crawford Fund training award from August 2007 to January 2008.

WA software cracks secret code of inheritance

Friday, 18 April 2008

Australian and United States researchers have, for the first time, mapped the genetic switches that determine the epigenetic inheritance code for plants, paving the way for studies on humans that could unlock the secrets of cancer and other diseases. 

Zinc link made in barley breeding

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Chromosomal regions conferring zinc efficiency in barley, recently identified by three WA researchers, could have important implications for improving the zinc status of the human diet.