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The University of Western Australia's strength in science was recognised last night when its staff won two major categories in the 2014 Premier's Science Awards and a former UWA Vice-Chancellor was inducted into the Western Australian Science Hall of Fame.
A problem that has puzzled canola breeders for years has been solved by researchers from The University of Western Australia - and the results could provide a vital breakthrough in understanding the impact of increasing global temperatures on crop flowering.
In a world first, researchers at The University of Western Australia and Western Australia's Department of Fisheries have bred one of Australia's rarest fish - the critically endangered Western Trout Minnow.
‘Aussies' and ‘Poms' who have family in both Western Australia and the UK are invited to take part in a major memories project this September that links The University of Western Australia and the University of Hertfordshire in the UK.
A new training program devised by researchers at The University of Western Australia has significantly reduced the risk of knee injuries among the Australian Commonwealth Games gold medal-winning women's hockey team, the Hockeyroos.
An Oscar-nominated documentary on the relationship between humankind and bees, the hunt for dark matter, a fascinating three minute thesis competition and the world's greatest journey of survival will feature in events being hosted by The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Science to mark National Science Week.
Julie Weekes has been a lawyer and works part-time as a vet, but she's back at The University of Western Australia studying for a third career change - this time one that revolves around her first love, ancient languages.
One of the world’s leading institutes for agricultural research has just added another international expert to its stable of scientists working to breed more resilient crops and increase Australia’s primary industry competitiveness.
The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics recognised the contributions of two leading alumni at its Inaugural Alumni Achievement Awards on Friday 8 August.
The University of Western Australia's Institute of Agriculture (IOA) has hosted its largest Industry Forum since the annual event began eight years ago. The packed presence was largely to do with currency of the topic ‘Potential for food production in northern Western Australia'.
From humble beginnings in 1964 when the University branch of Save the Children Australia raised £101 through its first book sale at The University of Western Australia, this year's sale is expected to raise almost $300,000.
A PhD student has made a significant breakthrough in preventing a global deficiency of the essential mineral and micronutrient in humans called selenium, which has been linked to the possible incidence of some diseases, including some cancers, viral infections, suppression of HIV progression to AIDS, heart disease and male infertility.
The world's smallest microscope - which can fit into a needle and is capable of detecting cancer cells often missed by surgeons - has earned its inventors at The University of Western Australia a place in the finals of the 2014 WA Innovator of the Year Awards.