Travelling around the top end of Australia, would you be able to tell the difference between a poisonous cane toad and a bumpy rocket frog or a giant frog? - They look similar but sound quite different. A new mobile app developed by The University of Western Australia aims to help save those native frogs that so often become the victim of mistaken identity.
Peter Arthur and Martha Ludwig, Associate Professors at the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry have been granted a UWA 2013 Teaching Fellowship Award for their project "Enhancing and Expanding the Laboratory Modules in Contemporary Technologies Program".
The University of Western Australia's internationally recognised plant scientist Winthrop Professor Harvey Millar has become the first Australian to win a prestigious American award in its 40-year history.
Vipul Agarwal, a chemistry PhD student at UWA, has been chosen as one of 8 Australian early career researchers from a highly competitive selection process to travel to Lindau in Germany to meet and learn from 37 Nobel Laureates.
Paul Attwood, Professor at the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry has been nominated as The Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) /British Biochemical Society Lecturer for 2013.
Dr Mihwa Lee, an NHMRC Postdoctoral Training Fellow at the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been awarded the Lorne Proteins-British Biochemical Society Young Investigator Award at the 38th Lorne Conference on Protein Structure and Function.
A Swiss primatologist who arrived at The University of Western Australia in April to work in the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology probably won't mind too much if his students start ‘monkeying around' occasionally in class.
Shark's brains share several common features with those of humans, scientists at The University of Western Australia have found, prompting a suggestion it may help researchers working to design a shark repellent.
An adjunct Professor with The University of Western Australia has been appointed to an international body charged with transforming the rapidly growing aquaculture industry into a sustainable and socially responsible solution to the world food problem.
Preserving nerve cells after traumatic injury and stroke, understanding why prolonged stretching reduces muscle force, and the relevance of time of day to memories are among the research topics to be presented by Perth's top young neuroscientists at The University of Western Australia next Thursday (27 September).
A proposal co-sponsored by France and Italy to plan the Southern Hemisphere's first full-scale gravity wave observatory (GWO) near Gingin (80km north of Perth) will be discussed at a three-day international workshop "Physics for the Future" hosted by The University of Western Australia on September 27-29.
Childhood vaccines do not cause autism. Barack Obama was born in the United States. And global warming is confirmed by science, yet many people believe claims to the contrary. A new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia explores why people continue to deny truths that can have a profound impact on politics, health and society in general.