Researchers have discovered previously undetected steps in the process by which stem cells become blood cells, a process called haematopoiesis. An international collaboration, including Winthrop Professor Wendy Erber, has established that a highly complex series of events determine the fate of closely related populations of blood progenitor cells.
For decades, ecologists have studied soils to understand why some patches of vegetation contain more plant species than others. Researchers at The University of Western Australia's School of Plant Biology and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama have now found an answer to this long-standing question.
In her work of analysing the silver coins recovered from six ships, wrecked off the WA coast over almost two centuries, PhD candidate Liesel Gentelli finds herself thinking of some of the wreck survivors.
An executive team from The University of Western Australia (UWA) visited The
University of Mauritius last week, signing a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance
relations between the two Universities in Indian Ocean research.
It's well known that omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LC-PUFA) can help to prevent heart disease but new research has found that these essential fatty acids can also increase the chance of paternity success.