Cellular trash turns out to be treasure

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Researchers at The University of Western Australia in collaboration with scientists at CSIRO Plant Industry have made a discovery that will change the way scientists look at the role of respiration in regulating plant responses to disease.

Lupins (GGA)

A little lupin improves the bread of life

Monday, 13 June 2011

We can lower our risk of heart disease significantly, just by using flour containing 40 per cent lupin beans in the place of conventional wholemeal flour, according to research by Victoria University dietitian Dr Regina Belski and colleagues from The University of Western Australia.

What sawfish really do with their saw

Monday, 13 June 2011

Scientists thought that sawfish used their saw to probe the seabed for food.  But a Cairns researcher has found that these large (5 metres or more) and endangered fish actually use the saw to locate and dismember free-swimming fish.

Workshop to create links to save desert ecology

Friday, 10 June 2011

A workshop to increase awareness of the significance of native plants and wildlife in Western Australia's arid zone will be held at The University of Western Australia.

Western Australia's Chief Scientist, Professor Lyn Beazley

Chief scientist to deliver 2011 George Seddon Lecture

Friday, 10 June 2011

Western Australia's Chief Scientist, Professor Lyn Beazley, will deliver the annual George Seddon lecture.

Professor Carlos Duarte aboard the Hesperides

Catalyst marine special

Friday, 10 June 2011

In a special ocean science series on the ABC Catalyst program Dr Graham Phillips features Professor Carlos Duarte, Director of The University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute, who is leading a modern day voyage to recreate the path sailed by Spanish navigator Alejandro Malaspina more then 200 years ago.

End native versus alien wars: Expert

Thursday, 9 June 2011

It is time to drop the alien versus native species dichotomy in conservation, according to a group of eminent scientists concerned with the restoration of ecosystems around the world. 

Winthrop Professor Philippa Maddern

Coming to grips with modern Australia from historical perspective

Thursday, 9 June 2011

The $24.25 million Centre of Excellence in the History of the Emotions, a major collaboration of Australian and international researchers - hosted by The University of Western Australia - has been officially opened.

Help needed to sniff out most desirable truffle

Thursday, 9 June 2011

On the eve of truffle season in Australia food scientists at The University of Western Australia are calling for volunteers, who think they have a nose for truffles, to help identify what makes one gourmet fungi more desirable than another.

Prof Peter Eastwood and Elisa Robey PhD student at Sleep Centre

Sleep research to save Australia billions

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

With sleep disorders costing the Australian community $10 billion a year, the newly refurbished Centre for Sleep Science at The University of Western Australia will address the causes of poor sleep.