Drought affected trees

'Blue gold' used to measure climate change in trees

Friday, 27 April 2012

A new invention that tells European farmers when their olive groves and wheat crops need water is being used for the first time to find out how Australian trees cope with drought and climate change.

Professor Nigel Laing

WA expert helps lead world diagnosis of rare disorder in new babies

Thursday, 26 April 2012

A Western Australian-based expert in neuromuscular diseases has helped revolutionise the way doctors around the world diagnose muscle dysfunction in newborn babies.

Solution to ancient rock puzzle posited

Thursday, 26 April 2012

A superplume, or massive episode of volcanic eruptions that related to extensive melting of the Earth's mantle, could explain the puzzling reappearance of major iron formations long after the rise in atmospheric oxygen about 2.4 billion years ago, which should have prevented iron forming, according to a study published in Nature today.

Moneeza Hashmi

English and Urdu recitals to honour Pakistani poet

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

A former associate of the late Palestinian leader and Nobel Laureate Yasser Arafat and four-time contender for the Nobel Poetry Prize will be honoured posthumously at The University of Western Australia with a competition at which speakers will recite his poems in Urdu and English.

Emeritus Professor Margaret Sears AO

Margaret Seares to lead Perth International Arts Festival Board

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

A nationally respected leader in the Australian arts sector - Emeritus Professor Margaret Seares - has been appointed Chair of The University of Western Australia's Perth International Arts Festival.

UWA scientists lead in shark research

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Shark repellents may work best if they target specific species rather than try to deter all types of sharks, say scientists from the Oceans Institute at The University of Western Australia.

Magical music inspired by mentors

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Without his mentor, computer pioneer Ed Roberts, Bill Gates may not have been inspired to found Microsoft.

De-prescribing project researchers

Study to determine if 'less is more' in drugs for elderly

Monday, 23 April 2012

Over-prescribing drugs to frail elderly people is a serious problem but little is known about what happens if unnecessary drugs are reduced or withdrawn under strict medical supervision.

TV ads entice kids to drink alcohol - study

Monday, 23 April 2012

Efforts to reduce alcohol-related harm in Australia are being frustrated by high levels of alcohol advertising on television, particularly at times when children are likely to be watching, according to new research led by The University of Western Australia.

Research Associate Professor Markus Melloh

Unhappy work a pain in the back

Friday, 20 April 2012

An international researcher based in Perth has found that workers who resign themselves to work in unsatisfactory jobs are more likely to suffer from serious, persistent lower back pain than others with a positive attitude.