Winthrop Professor Rana Munns

Plant biologist wins national award

Monday, 4 June 2012

A leading researcher from The University of Western Australia who is one of the world's most highly cited plant biologists has been recognised with a prestigious national award.

DNA discovery key to drought resistant crops

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Scientists have pinpointed the ‘stay green' DNA in barley in new research that may help farmers to grow better crops in areas of drought, heat and salinity.

Dr Anthony Kemp

Zircon crystals reveal onset of plate tectonics

Thursday, 31 May 2012

We're familiar with the theory that the Earth's crust is composed of tectonic plates that move, sometimes dramatically to create earthquakes and tsunamis - but until recently, nobody knew how long this movement has been going on.

Professor MacLeod receiving award from Cynthia Murphy of Thomson Reuters

National award for pioneering psychologist

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

A researcher from The University of Western Australia who also is one of the world's leading experts on emotion will today receive a prestigious national award in Canberra.

Assistant Professor Karen Upton-Davis

Distance may make the heart grow fonder: Expert

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

More committed Australian couples are choosing to live in two houses instead of one - and a researcher at The University of Western Australia wants to know why Living Apart Together (LAT) relationships are particularly attractive to heterosexual women.

Professors Steve Wilton and Sue Fletcher

DMD trial finds treatment duration more important than dose

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Extended phase 2 clinical trials for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, using a compound designed in The University of Western Australia and Australian Neuromuscular Research Institute laboratories of Professors Steve Wilton and Sue Fletcher, have found that the duration of treatment appears more important than the dose.

Associate Professor Alison Reid

Award for study of cancer link to home renovators

Monday, 28 May 2012

A landmark study that found a ‘third wave' of asbestos-related cancer had emerged among home renovators has won the Medical Journal of Australia/Medical Defence Australia National Research Award for the best research article published in the journal in 2011.

Enhanced data access to benefit cancer researchers and patients

Monday, 28 May 2012

A novel approach to the use of multiple databases containing information about individual patients and how they respond to different therapies is helping medical scientists to improve cancer treatments.

Child painting with spice

Zuytdorp Zest Festival taps Zeitgeist

Monday, 28 May 2012

On a June day 300 years ago, the Dutch trading ship, Zuytdorp, sank off the Western Australian coast near Kalbarri - and the event is being marked with a new and exciting festival aptly named Zest.

China visit

Good food and talk underpin UWA-China friendship

Friday, 25 May 2012

More than great food was on the menu when a leading Minister from the People's Republic of China (PRC) met staff from The University of Australia and Madame Wang Yiner, the Republic's Consul General in Perth.