Fire report published, feedback session September 29

Thursday, 22 September 2011

The Final Report on the February 2011 Fires in Roleystone, Kelmscott and Red Hill Research Project, conducted by Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre researchers at The University of Western Australia for the Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia (FESA) was published today.

Chelsea Fancote

Saltbush leaves sheep less browned off

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Feeding saltbush, a native shrub used to revegetate areas of dryland salinity, to sheep can provide a good dietary source of Vitamin E, which can then help reduce the unsightly browning of meat that can occur if animals are deficient in Vitamin E.

Xixi Li

A touch of the tar bush

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

A Chinese PhD candidate at The University of Western Australia, Xixi Li, is taking a tar bush to reducing controversial agricultural green house gas emissions.

The Allergy Epidemic:  A Mystery of Modern Life

Analysing the allergy epidemic

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

A recent epidemic of potentially life-threatening food allergies is affecting one in 10 Australian infants, according to a new book by Winthrop Professor Susan Prescott from The University of Western Australia.

Professor Carlos M. Duarte (left) & ICES Awards Committee Chairman Edward Houde

UWA oceans expert wins top international award

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

A leading world marine research body has awarded its highest honour to the head of the Oceans Institute at The University of Western Australia.

450 WA participants help global study find new links to schizophrenia risk

Monday, 19 September 2011

A global collaboration that included 450 West Australian participants and researchers from The University of Western Australia in the world's biggest schizophrenia study has found new DNA links to bipolar disorder.

World experts to talk plant war and peace in Perth

Monday, 19 September 2011

Plants under attack, retaliating with chemicals and recruiting personal bodyguards will be among research topics discussed next week (25-30 September) at an international conference of world leaders in plant and soil biology hosted by The University of Western Australia at the Burswood Convention Centre.

Sue Field at the 2011 Nursing a Midwifery Excellence Awards

Former UWA student awarded emerging leader in healthcare

Monday, 19 September 2011

A health professional education post graduate student from The University of Western Australia has been acknowledged at the 2011 Nursing a Midwifery Excellence Awards for her dedication to improving transfusion services.

Epidemiology in the spotlight

Friday, 16 September 2011

Scientific breakthroughs in the study of obesity, cancer and cardiovascular disease will be the focus of a major conference to be held in Perth next week.

Professor Stephen Hopper

Kew Gardens' chief scientist returns to UWA

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Internationally renowned plant conservation biologist Professor Stephen Hopper FLS will be stepping down as director of the world heritage-listed Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, UK, to take up a new Chair in Biodiversity at The University of Western Australia.