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Males produce faster sperm for sisters

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Mating with relatives, or inbreeding, can be costly to both sexes, and in many species males and females avoid mating with siblings.  However, the latest research adds a twist to this story by showing that male guppies produce faster sperm when paired with their sisters.

Researchers win $2.5 Million in Cancer Council WA funding

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Projects ranging from a world-first trial to test radiotherapy for mesothelioma patients to targeted therapies to treat those with advanced breast cancer are among those to be awarded research funding by Cancer Council WA.

Deidre Willmott, Liz Constable and Lisa Scaffidi

Leading WA women join Perth USAsia Centre Board

Friday, 2 May 2014

Three prominent West Australian women have been appointed to the board of the Perth USAsia Centre, based at The University of Western Australia.

Horizon Scholarship recipients Cameron Broun and Alana Martin

Horizon Scholarship to groom two new UWA students for a future in agriculture

Friday, 2 May 2014

Two students from The University of Western Australia who hope to build careers in sustainable agriculture are among 16 first year students across Australia to receive a 2014 Horizon Scholarship from the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC).

Croc snaggers part of celebration

Friday, 2 May 2014

Crocodile and emu sausages, kangaroo stew and damper will be on the menu at The University of Western Australia next week, along with didgeridoo-playing and basket-weaving workshops.

Ms Tammy Solonec

Indigenous lawyer a champion for the vulnerable and disadvantaged

Friday, 2 May 2014

An Indigenous law graduate of The University of Western Australia has been appointed as the new Indigenous Peoples' Rights Manager at Amnesty International.

In The Zone delegates

Emerging issues In The Zone

Thursday, 1 May 2014

There is a general level of optimism about relationships in the Indo-Pacific Asia zone over the next two decades, despite potential for inter-country competiveness, issues around resource access and changes in countries' military strength, the annual In The Zone conference has been told.

New research looks to Emu oil to cut bowel cancer rates

Thursday, 1 May 2014

A Perth based researcher is conducting ground-breaking research to investigate whether emu oil can be taken orally to treat bowel diseases which can lead to the onset of bowel cancer.

Bauxite residue sampling

Breaking new ground on restoring healthy soil

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Researchers from The University of Western Australia, working with Alcoa of Australia, are breaking new ground on finding ways to transform bauxite residue into healthy soils.

2014 In The Zone ambassadors

Heads of mission at In The Zone

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, has hosted the largest diplomatic delegation ever to visit Western Australia.  The 80 ambassadors and Heads of Mission attended the In the Zone Conference at The University of Western Australia this morning as a key part of their three day visit to the State.