The more crop scientists know about how plant roots take up water and nutrients, the better able they will be to develop crop plants with roots that can cope with challenging soil and environmental conditions.
Across Africa, rural welfare and economic growth depend on agricultural productivity - and two new papers by a Kenyan researcher at The University of Western Australia outline ways for 33 African countries to improve their agricultural sectors.
Manjimup Senior high school students will get a first-hand taste of what it's like to be a doctor or dentist when The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences visits the local senior high school tomorrow.
A leading early career scientist from The University of Western Australia has been appointed to a new Woodside Professorship in Computational Geoscience at UWA as part of a five-year program to establish the State as a world centre of excellence in geoscience.
Ministers from Australia, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Mozambique and Germany as well as representatives from the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development will be among the keynote speakers at the 2013 Mining for Development Conference (M4DC) to be held in Sydney on 20-21 May.
The success of a local empowerment project designed to reduce the high rate of suicide among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people has led a team of researchers from The University of Western Australia to hope it will be useful for Indigenous communities across the rest of the nation.
A senior marine scientist from The University of Western Australia has been appointed to lead a milestone expedition to the Indian Ocean next year on board Australia's newest marine research vessel, RV Investigator.
A series of new discoveries in plant cell biology will help to increase the supply of food and energy for our rapidly growing global population, according to 12 of the world's leading plant biologists.
The University of Western Australia's Riley Oval will be transformed into a scene akin to Braveheart next week when more than a hundred kilted pipers and drummers battle it out in the Pipe Band State Championships.
Harvard University and The University of Western Australia have joined forces to publish an academic research paper on bone diseases and fractures in the prestigious journal Cytokine & Growth Factor Reviews.