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Josh Izaac with Prof Jingbo Wang

UWA advances in race to develop quantum computer

Thursday, 6 April 2017

In our fast-paced world where quicker computer search engine speeds are like gold, an international research team that includes UWA scientists has identified a way to analyse information quicker than ever before.

Dr Dirk Zeller

Leading scientist brings expertise to Indian Ocean conservation

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

A world-class marine biologist will lead research into ocean conservation in the Indian Ocean region following his professorial appointment at The University of Western Australia.

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.

Students

UWA to offer Harvard Business School's online program

Monday, 3 April 2017

In an Australian first, The University of Western Australia has joined forces with one of the world’s leading universities to provide local students with access to some of the best online courses in the world.

Coral

Understanding how coralline algae responds to climate change

Monday, 3 April 2017

A study carried out by The University of Western Australia at the Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre in Watermans Bay has revealed for the first time that coralline algae is able to adjust its internal chemistry to respond to rising pH levels in the ocean.

Dr Joshua Mylne

Chemicals that cure malaria can kill weeds too

Monday, 3 April 2017

Plant biologists at The University of Western Australia have revealed the relationship between plants and the parasite that causes malaria is close enough to mean many antimalarial drugs are effective herbicides. 

Mineral exploration

Experts to discuss future of mineral exploration

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Global leaders will examine key issues and opportunities facing the minerals exploration sector at a summit to be held at The University of Western Australia between Wednesday 19 April and Friday 21 April.

Solar panels

Network storage the key to WA's energy future

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

New research from The University of Western Australia has shown that the growing popularity of household and business solar panels could produce 85 per cent of Perth’s electricity demand by 2050 and be the major contributor to reaching 100 per cent renewable energy.

Dr Archala

Proteins hiding in proteins take an evolutionary shortcut

Monday, 27 March 2017

How a drug-like protein ring evolved in sunflowers has been pieced together by Australian and US scientists in a study published in Molecular Biology and Evolution.

Coral bleaching

Unusually calm weather on top of global warming causes coral die-off

Friday, 24 March 2017

An international team of researchers, including a scientist from The University of Western Australia, has warned of the devastating consequences for shallow reef ecosystems when global warming combines with local weather anomalies.

public speaking

Helping ease public speaking anxiety

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that a simple and reassuring message can help reduce people’s anxiety about speaking in public as well as make them feel positive about their nerves before the talk.

Honey bees

New honey bee research centre to create a buzz

Friday, 17 March 2017

A new Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) led by The University of Western Australia will provide a much-needed boost to Australia’s valuable, but largely untapped honey bee products, by bringing together both industry and academic expertise from across Australia.

Amy James

Protein doppelgangers are long-lost cousins

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

A 60-year-old mystery has been solved by biochemists at The University of Western Australia investigating the origin of a type of digestion-inhibiting proteins thought only to exist in two plant families that contain the important legume and cereal crops.

Students in classroom

Research shows equity students need more support

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

A new study, led by Dr Ian Li from The University of Western Australia, has confirmed that equity students are generally well-supported in their university study, although challenges remain, in particular for students with disability and from non-English speaking backgrounds.

Indigenous Law graduates

Record number of Indigenous Law students graduate from UWA

Monday, 13 March 2017

A record number of Indigenous students from The University of Western Australia have graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree this year, the highest number of Indigenous Law graduates in UWA's history.

Mother and baby

Cervical length the key to preventing premature birth

Friday, 10 March 2017

A team of researchers from The University of Western Australia says that measuring the length of a woman’s cervix at mid-pregnancy can help decrease the chance of preterm birth.  

Dr Andrew Pomeroy and Simon Jankowski

Fulbright scholars to advance coral reef and groundwater studies

Friday, 10 March 2017

A postgraduate hydrogeology student and a postdoctoral coral reef researcher from The University of Western Australia have received prestigious Fulbright Scholarships for 2017.

40under40 award recipients

UWA business leaders shine in the 2017 40under40 Awards

Thursday, 9 March 2017

The University of Western Australia congratulates five staff members who have been named in this year's 40under40 Awards. The recipients were recognised in an awards ceremony held at Crown Perth.

Pheromones

Do pheromones exist in humans?

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have conducted a study to test if the chemicals androstadienone (AND) and estratetraenol (EST) (commonly thought to be pheromones in humans) are pheromones and have found no evidence that they are.

UWA

UWA ranked in top 50 for seven subjects in QS rankings

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

The University of Western Australia has had seven subjects ranked in the top 50 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, up from six subjects last year.