Kangaroo paw's poisonous past

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

In work that could aid regeneration of bushfire-affected landscapes, it has been found that the germination of seeds of the red and green kangaroo paw - Western Australia's floral emblem - are greatly stimulated by the poison cyanide.

Collaboration to 'slow the meter'

Monday, 20 June 2011

A research study at The University of Western Australia is analysing how online communication and social media can influence consumer behaviour with the aim of increasing sustainable energy-saving within Australian households.

Unexpected discoveries about 40 year-old Apollo lunar dust experiments

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Unexpected facts have been discovered that change long-accepted interpretations of two of three lunar dust experiments carried out during the Apollo moon missions.

Year tens don thinking caps

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Electroconvulsive therapy is used to treat what brain disorder?  Alcohol interacts with what receptor to calm anxiety, impair muscle control and delay reaction time?

Zoja Vukmanovic with Mines and Petroleum Minister Norman Moore

Boost to UWA minerals and energy research

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

The Minerals and Energy Research Institute of Western Australia (MERIWA) has highlighted the importance of three PhD research projects at The University of Western Australia.

Image by Lara McKenzie, The University of Western Australia, used with permissio

Amino acids give wheat better chance of surviving floods

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

What do liver cells have in common with wheat seedlings? The University of Western Australia's PhD student Rachel Shingaki-Wells has found that both cope with oxygen starvation better when fed three amino acids: glycine, serine and alanine.

UWA Chancellor Dr Michael Chaney

Michael Chaney to deliver Vincent Fairfax Oration on corporate ethics

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

The University of Western Australia's Chancellor Dr Michael Chaney will deliver the Vincent Fairfax Oration on "Corporate Ethics:  Are They Just in the Eye of the Beholder?"

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.