Australia Day underwater speakers a success for RiverLab team

Monday, 24 April 2017

Researchers from UWA’s FutureLab RiverLab team combined science with entertainment on Australia Day in an attempt to explore links between neuroscience and biology.

The team set up a series of underwater speakers at Matilda Bay to allow revellers the chance to listen to music while swimming in the Swan River during Australia Day celebrations.

The music played through 135-Watt Clark Synthesis underwater speakers between the pontoons in Matilda Bay between 3 and 4pm, playing Triple J’s Hottest 100 and other music.

Reef sharks

Declines in sharks drive 'fatter' fish

Thursday, 20 April 2017

New research from The University of Western Australia and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) suggests that reef fishes eat differently when sharks are around.

Guppies

Poor diet 'reprograms' male sperm to produce smaller offspring

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have found that a change in a male’s diet can have profound negative effects on sperm quality, and that these effects can influence the quality of his offspring.

Pea in maze

Study reveals plants 'listen' to find sources of water

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

A study led by The University of Western Australia has found plants have far more complex and developed senses than we thought with the ability to detect and respond to sounds to find water, and ultimately survive.

Grain production and food security in China

Grain production and food security in China

Thursday, 6 April 2017

China must balance its grain production in the Northern and Southern regions if it wants to maintain food security and environmental sustainability, according to a study published by researchers from Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University in China and The University of Western Australia.

Chair to present an invited talk at the 2017 RANZCP Congress

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Professor Zepf has been invited to present at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) in Adelaide.

Team members present at Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Congress (DGKJP) in Ulm, Germany

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

 

Janice Wong, lab co-ordinator of the Neurophysiology stream recently presented at the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Congress (DGKJP) in Ulm, Germany.

Helicobacter pylori

Study reveals how ulcer-inducing bacteria survive in the stomach

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Scientists at The University of Western Australia, in collaboration with researchers at Imperial College London and Perth-based biotech Ondek Pty Ltd, have revealed new insights into the structure of an important biomolecule in Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium that causes stomach ulcers.

Anna Nowak

International recognition for UWA mesothelioma expert

Monday, 27 March 2017

A world-leading researcher into asbestos-related diseases at The University of Western Australia has received an international award for her outstanding contribution to mesothelioma research.

Mapping the Future for Next Gen Engineering Students

Monday, 27 March 2017

This month, technology company Mapizy, comes under the Mo4U agreement program as part of The University of Western Australia’s (UWA) campaign to engage with industry and bring expertise on campus.

Representatives from UWA and Mapizy officially formed a partnership last week, advancing in computer science research and making technologies more accessible to industry.

The partnership will be jointly led by UWA’s Head of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Professor Mark Reynolds and Mapizy’s Dr Mehdi Ravanbakhsh.