Impact craters may have been cradles of life

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Even comparatively small meteorite impact craters may have played a key role in the origin and evolution of early life on Earth, according to a researcher at The University of Western Australia.

Mr Dias de Oliveira and Professor Paul Johnson, UWA Vice-Chancellor

Slight climate change can reduce drought effect in wheat

Friday, 22 February 2013

Increased carbon dioxide levels caused by climate change may help wheat cope with drought, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Carbon cluster map

$3M project to map Australia's 'blue carbon' potential

Friday, 22 February 2013

Understanding the important role of Australia's coastal and marine wetlands in storing atmospheric carbon dioxide will be the focus of a new $3 million collaborative research project headed by the CSIRO and eight tertiary institutions, including The University of Western Australia.

Dr Tamara Hartke

Royal termite romance wins study fellowship

Friday, 22 February 2013

A scientist excited by termites - and the role of termite kings in bolstering the queens' fertility - has been named a Sir Keith Murdoch Fellow and is carrying out research at The University of Western Australia.

Professor David Mackey, Chair of UWA Ophthalmology

Clear-sighted research identifies genes for eye problems

Thursday, 21 February 2013

More than 45,000 people of European and Asian ancestry have taken part in a big study to gain a better understanding of the genetics behind the world's most common eye disorder.

Winthrop Professor Klaus Regenauer-Lieb

Geothermal energy may make Perth world-first zero-emissions city

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Perth could become the world's first geothermally cooled city with the goal of achieving zero emissions under a new $20 million Australian Government-funded CSIRO Geothermal project involving The University of Western Australia.

UWA Fogarty Scholars

High achievers awarded UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarships

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Eleven of the State's highest-achieving students have accepted UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarships to study at The University of Western Australia.

Professor Jane Pillow and preterm baby

UK journal features research into preterm babies' breathing issues

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

The work of internationally recognised neonatologist Jane Pillow in helping premature babies with respiratory problems has been recognised in the UK-based journal International Innovation - Healthcare Edition.

Associate Professor Louise Barton

Soil carbon study to test nitrogen gas risk

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

A study led by The University of Western Australia is investigating whether increasing soil carbon in grain production to offset greenhouse gas emissions may also increase nitrous oxide emissions, which are nearly 300 times more damaging than carbon dioxide.

UWA becomes a global online classroom

Monday, 18 February 2013

The first free online courses in arts and science are about to be offered at The University of Western Australia in collaboration with US Internet study pioneer, Stanford University.