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In a breakthrough described by one international expert as ‘a wonderful piece of lateral thinking', a team of researchers from The University of Western Australia has helped develop a novel nanoparticle light filter system which stimulates the growth of useful microalgal organisms.
Chickpea has emerged as Australia's most important cool season grain legume, according to the ABARES 2012 season crop data - and new disease-resistant varieties are expected to revive and develop a profitable chickpea industry in Western Australia.
A generational study into obesity, the use of the anti-depressant fluoxetine to aid stroke recovery and the treatment of gastroenteritis among Aboriginal children are among 48 research projects at The University of Western Australia to benefit from new medical grants totalling almost $30 million.
A PhD student who is developing a tool to help doctors increase their chances of ensuring breast cancer doesn't return after surgery has overwhelmingly won the Trans-Tasman Three Minute Thesis competition at the University of Western Sydney.
When it comes to paternity success in salmon it's the speed of sperm that counts, according to a collaborative study by researchers from The University of Western Australia and the University of Otago in New Zealand.
Ensuring that Australian cities are more water-sensitive is the aim of the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRC-WSC) - a goal that is more likely as the Centre gains a new partner.
More carbon will sometimes be stored in forests if a bigger variety of tree species is planted along with key species - such as nitrogen fixing trees - that are known to contribute strongly to carbon storage, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.
Improving follow-up care for pre-term Aboriginal babies; developing a penicillin for rheumatic heart disease; and finding a curative strategy for cystic fibrosis are just some of the projects to attract grants in the first Telethon-Perth Children's Hospital Research Fund.
Professor Peter Quinn, ICRAR Director and Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at The University of Western Australia is among 25 Australian researchers, technological scientists, engineering, innovation and business leaders elected today as new Fellows of the prestigious Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE).
Females exposed to a risk of sperm competition have been found to produce more defensive ova compared to the eggs of females reared under no risk of sperm competition, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia who studied house mice.
One of Australia's most influential engineers and the man behind the iconic Beijing Water Cube will deliver the 27th Dr George Hondros Memorial Lecture at The University of Western Australia next week.