Three minute thesis

Young scientist wins UWA's three minute thesis competition

Friday, 11 September 2015

Imagine trying to explain in just three minutes a complicated thesis that would normally take about nine hours to read.

Aurora Milroy

UWA student awarded prestigious scholarship

Friday, 11 September 2015

Graduate Aurora Milroy, from The University of Western Australia’s School of Indigenous Studies, is one of three Australians to receive a prestigious 2015 UK Chevening/Charlie Perkins Scholarship, to complete a Masters degree at Oxford University.

Barry J Marshall Science Library

UWA Science Library renamed in Nobel Laureate's honour

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Ten years after Professor Barry Marshall’s Nobel Prize, The University of Western Australia has renamed its Science Library in his honour.

Black hole

Volunteer black hole hunters as good as the experts

Monday, 7 September 2015

Trained volunteers are as good as professional astronomers at finding jets shooting from massive black holes and matching them to their host galaxies, research suggests.

Arctic expedition Lara Gracia-Corral

Arctic study finds CO2 helps plants grow but only at low temperatures

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

A new international study involving researchers from The University of Western Australia has found that carbon dioxide (CO2) has a positive effect on producing organic material at low temperatures in the Arctic Ocean, but that this effect disappears once temperatures increase.

The Australian, Jackson Carr and Hannah Newmann

Schools Set to Mine the Bust for Talent

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Jackson Carr earned an honours degree in geology from the Australian National University before embarking on a career as a hydrogeologist with a Perth engineering firm.

Cheryl Praeger

Leading researchers recognised in Premier's Science Awards

Friday, 21 August 2015

The University of Western Australia’s reputation for producing leaders in science research and teaching was recognised tonight when three staff members were recognised in the 2015 Premier’s Science Awards.

Adult brain

Aboriginal communities have world's highest dementia incidence

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Research by The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Health and Ageing has confirmed that the incidence of dementia in remote Aboriginal communities is the highest in the world, with head injuries and age the greatest contributing factors.

Damselfish

New research looks at how coral reef fish 'talk' to each other

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have been studying the unique communication methods of young coral reef fish to learn more about how animals “talk” to each other.

Cells with paraspeckles

Research provides clues about Motor Neurone Disease

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Researchers at The University of Western Australia and Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research have discovered a new connection between the molecules they study and Motor Neurone Disease (MND) or ALS.