University News


Midrange testosterone levels better for older men

Friday, 10 January 2014

Optimal levels of testosterone - meaning neither low nor high - in older men are associated with better survival, according to a study recently published by a team of UWA researchers in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

UWA researchers update on shark repellent expedition

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Researchers from The University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute have begun their latest expedition off the coast of WA to test a range of cutting-edge shark repellents.

Coral release before flood

Great Barrier Reef coral cores reveal 2011 flood damage

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Scientists have gained new insight into the damage done to coral in the Southern Great Barrier Reef by river run-off caused by intense weather events like the 2011 floods.

Honeyeater on Banksia

Million-dollar research could save precious habitats

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

A new discovery is challenging a theory that is almost half a century old, could explain why the south-west of WA is one of the world's biodiversity hotspots, and could help to preserve exquisitely adapted plants and animals.

The political power of carrots

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Retro purple or white carrots might be all the rage at the moment but in 17th century Europe it was fashionable - and politically correct - to eat orange ones.

Winthrop Professor David Blair

Brilliant UWA physicist elected to prestigious society

Monday, 23 December 2013

A physics professor and gravity-wave hunter at The University of Western Australia has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the world's second-largest organisation for physicists.

Professor Lin Fritschi

3.6 million Australian workers exposed to carcinogens

Monday, 23 December 2013

Australian researchers have found that a staggering 40 percent of workers are exposed to cancer-causing agents in their current jobs, with men at higher risk than women.

New national plant energy centre at UWA to lead food security innovation

Friday, 20 December 2013

A $26 million Australian Research Council grant will fund a new national Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology (CoE PEB) at The University of Western Australia until 2020.

OCT breast cancer group

Cancer Council WA backs new breast cancer detection tool

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Cancer in lymph nodes will be more likely to be detected with the development of an advanced imaging technique supported by the latest Cancer Council WA grant.

Winthrop Professor Steve Zubrick

Social disadvantage the focus for WA child health researchers

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Researchers from and The University of Western Australia affiliated Telethon Institute for Child Health Research will play a significant role in a new multi-million dollar Centre for Excellence aimed at investigating - and breaking - the generational cycle of social disadvantage.