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Judging UWA Publishing by its covers

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Judging the design of books is the work of the Australian Publishing Association's Book Design Awards - and an in-house designer at UWA Publishing is gaining national acclaim as a one of the best in the business.

Philanthropist offers prize for genome research paper

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Western Australian researchers have been offered an incentive to use state-of-the-art gene sequencing equipment - a $20,000 prize for publication of the first research paper, using the equipment, in an influential scientific journal.

Winthrop Professor Cheryl Praeger

Workshop delves into minds of mathematical elite

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Some of the world's top mathematicians will attend a two-day mathematics workshop at The University of Western Australia on Tuesday 1 March and Wednesday 2 March.

Scholarships to boost rebuilding of Pakistan

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

The University of Western Australia hopes two new PhD scholarships in agriculture will help in the long-term rebuilding of Pakistan following last year's devastating floods.

UWA researcher aids marine conservation in Seychelles

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Marine conservation efforts in the Seychelles have been boosted by a marine biodiversity study involving The University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute.

New look at Caesar's mistress wins international acclaim

Friday, 18 February 2011

A unique interpretation of the role played by Julius Caesar's mistress, Servilia, in his assassination has won international acclaim for a PhD student at The University of Western Australia.

Experts question aspects of prescribed burning

Friday, 18 February 2011

Prescribed burning to reduce the hazards of bushfires may do more harm than good in some circumstances, according to a group of leading environmental scientists.

Jade-green sap of Sebertia acuminata

Tough plants provide hidden resource for revegetation

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Plants that have evolved biological mechanisms to resist, tolerate or even thrive in toxic metallic environments have enormous potential for use in Australian revegetation science, according to a leading soil scientist at The University of Western Australia.

Pilbara snail points out hotspots

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

A genus of land snail so exquisitely adapted that it can survive in one of the world's harshest environments could help the mining industry identify and manage key conservation areas in the Pilbara.

Study suggests review of stroke, heart attack risks

Monday, 14 February 2011

A new diagnostic tool may help better predict the risk of stroke and heart attack in men over 70 years of age.