University News

University News

Crowsfoot grass in three pots show different responses to herbicide

Weed scientists to iron out farmers' frowns with assault on crowsfoot grass

Monday, 9 December 2013

Rubber, cotton, rice, palm oil, bananas, other fruits and vegetables - these are just some of the crops under threat from a weed that has recently developed resistance to some of the most powerful chemicals.

UWA leads international research teams on climate change

Monday, 9 December 2013

Two climate change projects led by The University of Western Australia - one a study into reporting on climate change in the media and another focusing on the challenge of ancient soils under modern land use - have been chosen for funding by the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN).

Nicole Milne

One-in-three older diabetic adults have impaired thinking

Monday, 9 December 2013

Type 2 diabetes can dramatically affect the everyday thinking skills of up to one-in-three adults aged more than 60, a new study has found.

Rebecca Halse

Top of the class

Thursday, 5 December 2013

An exceptionally high-achieving UWA graduate has been named Beginning Teacher of the Year at the WA Education Awards.  Rebecca Halse has a Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Diploma of Education from UWA, and works as a Secondary Ancient and Modern History Teacher at Shenton College.

Professor Donna Cross

Internationally recognised child health researcher joins UWA

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Internationally recognised child health researcher Professor Donna Cross will be appointed a Winthrop Professor at The University of Western Australia in 2014 and will be located at its affiliate, the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research.

Vitamin C-rich native fruit ripe for cash crop study

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

A wild Australian native fruit with 10 times more vitamin C than oranges and rich in healthy anti-oxidants will be studied by scientists led from The University of Western Australia to help develop as a potentially lucrative international cash crop for Aboriginal communities.

John Gelavis, HIA; Jenette Creaney; Bruce Robinson, Dale Alcock; Ron Dwyer

Personal loss marks Dale Alcock mesothelioma donation

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

The building industry loses members to mesothelioma at a tragic rate. Perth building identity Dale Alcock's personal loss has been marked with a generous donation that will enable cutting edge genomic research into the disease.

UWA mosquito trap wins national humanitarian challenge

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Students from The University of Western Australia have won the Engineers without Borders Australia National Engineering Challenge with their design for a mosquito trap made from waste plastic bottles for the community of Codo in East Timor.

Dr Ryan Kempster with Port Jackson shark

Research holds key to safer coexistence with sharks

Monday, 2 December 2013

The recent fatal shark attacks at Gracetown in WA and Coffs Harbour in NSW are a tragedy and our sympathy is extended to the family and friends of the victims and to the surrounding communities.

Apollo 12 dust detector

UWA physicist dusts off 40-year-old moon secrets

Monday, 2 December 2013

As NASA's new lunar orbiter, LADEE, prepares to scour the Moon's atmosphere and China readies its Chang'e rover to land on the Moon by the end of the year, a physicist from The University of Western Australia has made new discoveries about lunar dust using data obtained from matchbox-sized instruments placed on the Moon during the first four Apollo landings.