'Trojan horse' effect may explain jellyfish blooms

Friday, 7 September 2012

Man-made structures such as harbours, tourist facilities, oil rigs and aquaculture farms provide ideal sanctuaries for jellyfish polyps to flourish and may explain an apparent increase in jellyfish blooms in many coastal waters around the world.

Mr Shi Jixi, researcher Xixi Li and Professor Graeme Martin examine Tarbush

Chinese visit hails UWA Future Farm research

Thursday, 6 September 2012

A Chinese official has praised the global value of carbon reduction research at The University of Western Australia's Future Farm, where scientists have found that a common Australian native plant can greatly reduce on-farm greenhouse gas emission.

UWA Professor Anas Ghadouani and Monash University Professor Tony Wong

Researchers to tap ideas for water sensitive cities

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

The impact of stormwater management on local wetlands and urban design will be the main focus for review as State and local governments, business, industry and The University of Western Australia prepares to launch new research that will guide water management reform in Western Australia.

Coral samples

Coral study provides clues to reef damage in 'whale kindergarten'

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

A group of international researchers, including one from UWA Oceans Institute, has used coral sampling to assess the impact of river run-offs in a bay in north-eastern Madagascar.

'Ram' memory saves real memory in older men

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Having access to a personal computer lowers or decreases the risk of cognitive decline and dementia in older men by up to 40 per cent, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Senator Evans, Wyndham Deputy Principal James Nunn, Professor Paul Johnson

Thousands more high school students offered key to University

Monday, 3 September 2012

Thousands more WA students will be encouraged to aspire to university education with a doubling in the number of regional and metropolitan high schools taking part in The University of Western Australia's Aspire UWA program.

Professor Thomas Bräunl at UWA refuel station

Perth gets nation's first electric car fast recharge network

Monday, 3 September 2012

Perth has gained Australia's first electric car fast recharge network with 23 new fast-charge stations installed across the metro area in a project led by researchers from The University of Western Australia.

Photo courtesy of the Asbestos Diseases Society of Australia Inc.

Deadly asbestos takes toll years after kids exposed

Monday, 3 September 2012

"Wittenoom kids" who spent their childhoods exposed to asbestos in the north-west of Western Australia are now developing a range of cancers or dying at a rate well above the average population, according to a new study by researchers from The University of Western Australia for the UWA-affiliated Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR).

Thousands more high school students offered key to University

Friday, 31 August 2012

Thousands more WA students will be encouraged to aspire to university education with the addition of 25 more regional and metropolitan high schools taking part in The University of Western Australia's Aspire UWA program.

A winning best practice aged care partnership

Friday, 31 August 2012

As part of its Masters of Nursing and Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree courses, The University of Western Australia has teamed with the Brightwater Care Group to provide valuable experience for students and quality care for aged care residents - so successfully that it was a finalist in UWA's recent Teaching and Learning awards.