Coral

Self-regulating coral protect themselves against ocean acidification

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

A new study carried out by researchers from The University of Western Australia and the University of Queensland has found that the Porites cylindrica variety of coral have an in-built mechanism that protects them in environments where there is a high fluctuation in ocean pH.

Pharmaceutical drugs

UWA and international team pioneer new drug analysis method

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

An international team of scientists co-led by The University of Western Australia’s Associate Professor Vincent Wallace has been working with a major biopharmaceutical company to investigate new ways to characterise protein formulations.

UWA computer programming team qualifies for world finals in Thailand

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

The University of Western Australia has qualified to compete in the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Finals in Phuket, Thailand held in May 2016.

ICPC is a multitier, team-based, programming competition operating under the auspices of Associate for Computing Machinery (ACM), which held their regional contest in New Zealand on Saturday 26 October 2015, where all Australasian and South Pacific universities were invited to compete.

Ig Nobel Prize winners

Egg research cracks top prize

Friday, 25 September 2015

Researcher and chemistry student Callum Ormonde from The University of Western Australia is part of a team that has won an Ig Nobel Prize for working out how to unboil an egg.

SBY working group meeting

Visionary, cooperative frameworks the answer to bilateral relations

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Australia and Indonesia would greatly prosper through deeper and more visionary economic, security and humanitarian engagement, according to His Excellency Professor Doctor Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, speaking yesterday with the Australia-Indonesia Working Group at The University of Western Australia.

Professor Pattiaratchi

Fremantle found to be a 'global hot spot' for meteotsunamis

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Oceanographers from The University of Western Australia have discovered Fremantle has one of the highest occurrences of meteorological tsunamis (meteotsunamis) in the world.

Professor Peter Thompson

Leading WA medical researchers recognised in national awards

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Two leading medical scientists at The University of Western Australia-affiliated Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research have won National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Research Excellence Awards for work to improve treatments for heart and kidney disease.

Artist impression of Forrest Hall

New scholar accommodation aims to attract brightest minds

Monday, 21 September 2015

An exciting new addition to the city’s landscape will help attract the world’s brightest minds to Western Australia.

Osteoporotic hip fracture

Research identifies new gene that causes osteoporosis

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and a number of other leading international research organisations have used one of the world’s most extensive genetics data sets to uncover a new gene associated with osteoporosis.

Wheat Field

Research finds how to increase wheat yield during drought in rainfed environments

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Farmers in climates where late-season drought occurs frequently may be able to increase wheat yield, according to research from The University of Western Australia.