Lantern fish

Is eye size related to genetics or environment?

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Researchers at The University of Western Australia in collaboration with the University of Queensland and the Australian Museum are trying to understand how fish see at depths.

Gareth Chavand examines a brain

Brainy fun for curious kids

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Children and adults can have fun with and learn to understand brains at Scitech this weekend (March 16-17) through a range of activities and displays with neuroscientists from the University of Western Australia for Brain Awareness Week.

Wesfarmers Managing Director Richard Goyder

New Wesfarmers Chair in Australian History to guide WA's future

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Two organisations synonymous with the State's economic and social development - Wesfarmers and The University of Western Australia - are joining forces in a new multi-million-dollar project to boost the study of Australian history at both tertiary and secondary levels.

An ICRAR telescope explores the night sky at Laverton.  Photo Natasha Moore

Midwest schools and communities get starstruck

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

WA's Midwest communities are in for a celestial treat as scientists and science communicators hit the road this month, bringing with them astronomy for all ages.

Tea tree harvesting

Beneficial tea tree oil given all-clear

Monday, 11 March 2013

After two recent reports suggesting that exposing bacteria to tea tree oil may contribute to antibiotic resistance in humans, an international study - led by researchers at The University of Western Australia - has found no evidence that this is the case.

Graduates find mixed results in labour market

Monday, 11 March 2013

New research on the absorption of recent graduates into the labour market has revealed wide differences in how readily graduates from various fields of study and university groups find jobs to match their level of education.

Type 1 diabetes testing may be cheaper, faster

Friday, 8 March 2013

Work by researchers at The University of Western Australia could revolutionise testing for Type 1 diabetes around the world.

Parkinson's partners asked to speak up

Friday, 8 March 2013

Family members of people with Parkinson's are being sought to take part in a study examining their experiences in dealing with health care professionals.

Winthrop Professor Yinong Liu

Super nanowire composite solves 'valley of death' riddle

Thursday, 7 March 2013

In a world first, a team of researchers from Australia, China and the US has created a super strong metallic composite by harnessing the extraordinary mechanical properties of nanowires.

Elizabeth Constable to be awarded Honorary Doctorate

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Former State Education Minister Dr Elizabeth Constable is one of several people whose contributions to society will be recognised at The University of Western Australia during its autumn graduations for 3600 students.