Brassica Sclerotinia Resistance Crosses in Himalyas

Resistance to major fungal disease in oilseed crops now possible

Friday, 18 August 2017

In a world first, researchers from The University of Western Australia in collaboration with Punjab Agricultural University in India have found the key to resistance to Sclerotinia stem rot, a major fungal disease in Brassica oilseed crops globally.

Starfish

275 million-year-old starfish fossil found in Western Australia

Monday, 14 August 2017

A research team led by The University of Western Australia has discovered a 275 million-year-old fossilised starfish-like creature in the north-west town of Gascoyne Junction.

Test tubes

New drug to benefit cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have developed an innovative approach to prevent one of the most serious side-effects of chemotherapy, known as myelosuppression.

Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre

New centre enables largest marine research capability in Indian Ocean rim

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Western Australia and the Nation are set to become a global leader in marine and ocean research with the opening today of a new multi-million dollar research centre at The University of Western Australia.

Could too much sitting be bad for our brains

Could too much sitting be bad for our brain?

Friday, 28 July 2017

In many aspects of our life when we need to use our brain power, we tend to sit down: at school, at work, reading, using our mobile phones or watching television.

Doctors play key role keeping women breast cancer-free longer

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Researchers from The University of Western Australia believe General Practitioners can play an important role in ensuring women persist with cancer treatment.

Sharks

Healthy sharks sustain healthy oceans

Monday, 24 July 2017

A team from The University of Western Australia has completed a four month research expedition looking for signs of healthy coral reefs in the remote Kimberley. They observed an unexpectedly high number of sharks in the region, suggesting sharks play a key role in regulating the health of coral reefs.

Two EMS Researchers win large grant for UWA

Friday, 21 July 2017

Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (EMS) researchers in the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems, Dr Mehrdad Kimiaei and Dr Hongwei An, have won a Cooperative Research Centres Project (CRC-P) Grant, a first for the University of Western Australia (UWA) and the oil and gas industry.

Dr Kimiaei and Dr An’s project is about design and manufacturing of an inaugural Australian work-class ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) for ultra-deep waters (up to 6000m). Their research investigates the structural integrity and forces on the ROV frame.

Wheelchair basketball

Indigenous high school students shoot for the stars

Monday, 17 July 2017

Thirty-four Year 10 Indigenous students from around the State spent their school holidays learning a raft of new skills from wheelchair basketball to building a strong bridge and making moulds of teeth.

Tom Maclaurin

Student invention unlocks potential of pilotless aerial vehicles

Monday, 17 July 2017

A 19-year-old law student from The University of Western Australia has invented a pilotless aerial vehicle that is capable of flying five times longer than many drones currently on the market. The device also has the ability to conduct aerial surveillance at a fraction of the cost of current piloted aircraft.